Vermont Gas surpasses 50,000 customers

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Vermont Gas surpasses 50,000 customers

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:57am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Gas announced Wednesday that it now provides service to over 50,000 families, businesses and institutions in Chittenden and Franklin counties. The company is celebrating its 50th anniversary of service in Vermont this year. “It is an honor to provide the choice and opportunity of cleaner, more affordable natural gas to more than 50,000 Vermonters,” said Don Rendall, President and CEO of Vermont Gas. “Our customers are saving money and reducing carbon emissions as compared to oil and propane heat and we are excited about extending service to more Vermonters in the coming year.”

Will Metro, of Williston, recently converted his four-unit apartment building in Colchester to natural gas.

“Converting to natural gas will be a positive change for our tenants and for myself. Most renters are looking for apartments that heat with natural gas,” said Metro. “I know it will be hard, but I hope Vermont Gas will continue the important work of offering natural gas to more Vermont homes.”

Vermont Gas is celebrating its 50th anniversary of service with ambitious service and energy efficiency goals to help customers reduce their energy costs and carbon emissions.

“As a retired family, every bit helps and that’s why we’re so thankful to be on natural gas from Vermont Gas because it’s such an affordable and reliable heating source,” said Richard Martin of South Burlington, a longtime Vermont Gas customer. “I want to congratulate Vermont Gas on the good work they are doing and hope they will continue to bring natural gas to more Vermonters, especially those Vermonters on a fixed-income who can really use the help.”

In 2016, the company expects to add 1,100 customers in Chittenden and Franklin counties and complete the Addison Natural Gas Project, which will extend service from Colchester to Middlebury and Vergennes, with other Addison County communities in the coming years. 

Source: Vermont Gas 1.27.2016