Maine Utility Announces RNG Initiative

Jun 6, 2019
by Summit Utilities, Inc. / PEAKS Renewables
Source: Advanced Biofuels USA

(Summit Utilities Inc./Biomass Magazine)  Summit Utilities Inc., the parent company of Summit Natural Gas of Maine Inc., announced May 23 a new renewable natural gas (RNG) program aimed at supporting the local economy and fighting climate change. The program outlines three steps the company is taking to build a sustainable energy future:

  • Partnering with Maine’s dairy industry to develop home-grown renewable natural gas through the construction of an anaerobic digester in Maine’s dairy capital, Clinton.
  • Matching 5 percent of its Maine residential gas demand for the next year by purchasing renewable gas attributes (similar to carbon credits) at no cost to ratepayers.
  • Developing a voluntary option for Maine customers to fund the purchase of RNG attributes to help reduce their carbon footprint.  READ MORE

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