Earlier this month, there was great news for Mainers in Central Maine as the final connection was made for construction of Summit Natural Gas of Maine’s 68-mile steel backbone pipeline running from Pittston to Madison. The pipeline will provide the opportunity for residents in 17 central Maine communities to use environmentally-friendly natural gas. The transmission pipeline completes Phase 1 of Summit Natural Gas of Maine’s natural gas infrastructure project for the Kennebec Valley region.

Phase 2 of the Kennebec Valley project will focus on installing distribution lines throughout several communities, and installing the service lines that will connect homes and businesses with natural gas. This year, Summit will install 85 miles of pipeline for residents and business in the Kennebec Valley as well as 66 miles of distribution pipeline in Cumberland, Falmouth and Yarmouth.

In total, more than 1,800 residential customers have signed up with Summit for natural gas service and to benefit from the efficiency rebates available through Summit and Efficiency Maine. In Waterville and Fairfield, more than 600 customers in the two communities are realizing the benefits of clean, low-cost natural gas.

Commercial customers are also seeing the big savings. Inland Hospital in Waterville, now with natural gas service from Summit, will reduce its annual energy costs by up to as much as $150,000 annually.

When large commercial customers make the switch to Summit, they make it possible for nearby businesses and residents to receive gas service, too.

Most recently, residents and businesses in Augusta, Fairfield, Gardiner, Hallowell, and Waterville now have access to natural gas service from Summit Natural Gas of Maine. The company estimates that Mainers who have switched to natural gas will save $2,144,341 per year.

Savings Coming to Cumberland, Falmouth and Yarmouth

As construction season begins this spring, Summit Natural Gas of Maine is expanding to serve residents and customers in Cumberland, Falmouth and Yarmouth. This year, Summit will install 66 miles of distribution pipeline in neighborhoods across the three towns before next winter to help homeowners save on their heating costs.

“As we begin construction, now is the best time for customers to contact us to request service. This year we will be installing more miles of natural gas pipelines to residential areas than any other company in Maine. We want to help the many people that had really high heating bills this winter. Homeowners should contact us now to request service so they can experience all the benefits of natural gas,” said Mike Minkos, president of Summit Natural Gas of Maine.

Looking to get natural gas service?

Residents can request service by calling Summit Natural Gas of Maine at 1-855-910-4433 or by filling out a form online at SummitNaturalGasMaine.com. A service line specialist will visit your home or business to explain the easy steps you will need to take to get your heating system ready for natural gas.

Learn how much money you can save by switching to natural gas, visit www.summitbigsave.com.

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