When you are looking for reliable ways to improve productivity, control energy costs, and reduce any impact on our environment, connect with UGI Energy Services.
Our leadership and partnership in ongoing green projects shows that UGIES remains committed to resource preservation while providing the reliability your business needs to power ahead. With a proactive approach, it is possible to apply state-of-the-art technologies to control the size of our carbon footprint and emissions—even as energy demand grows each year.
We invite you to get to know our recent green projects.
Landfill Gas Recovery Solution
Among the hills of Schuylkill County, you’ll find one of the largest landfill gas recovery projects in Pennsylvania. Completed in 2009, our Broad Mountain facility captures and uses the equivalent of 1.1 billion cubic feet of natural gas that would’ve otherwise been burned off and wasted. Currently, the energy is converted by two
turbines (11MW capacity) to generate 3,500 megawatt hours per month.
This project qualifies as a Renewable Energy Production Facility with the Federal Government, and UGIES has invested $36 million in the landfill-gas-to-energy technology.
Reduced-Emission Coal Solution
Located in western Pennsylvania, this 1,711 megawatt facility is co-owned by UGIES and six other firms. In 2009, the facility has produced 775,000 megawatt hours for UGIES using state-of-the-art emission controls to protect the environment—including electrostatic precipitators, low NOx burners, and a wet limestone flue gas desulfurization system.
Our commitment to community goes beyond emissions control. Together with the co-owners of the facility, UGIES donated a portion of the scenic Buttermilk Falls property to Indiana County as a wildlife refuge.
In northeastern Pennsylvania is a unique repowering project where UGIES is converting the coal-fired station to a natural gas combined-cycle facility.
Expected to go online April 2011, electricity will be generated using two 45 megawatt GE-LM6000 turbines.
The process will utilize a Heat Recovery Steam Generator in order to continue using the existing coal-fired turbine without using any coal. Instead, it will capture heat from the new GE-LM6000 units to operate at 35MW. Total production will increase from 40 megawatts to 125 megawatts without increasing our carbon footprint or greenhouse gas emissions. The facility is forecasted to produce more than 400,000 megawatt hours per year at full capacity.
Solar Power Park Solution
UGIES has partnered with Crayola and PPL to design, build and construct a major solar power project in Easton, PA. The 15-acre solar park consists of nearly 28,000 fixed photovoltaic solar panels that will produce 1.5 MW of green power for Crayola’s manufacturing facility. Construction was completed on schedule and the facility has been generating electric power since May 2010.
UGIES is collaborating with Crayola to expand the facility by an additional 1.5 MW, further expanding the crayon-manufacturer’s use of solar power. A new solar panel technology will be employed that will significantly reduce the number of panels and footprint of the facility. The expansion is scheduled to be operational by summer of 2011.
This solar-powered project is estimated to eliminate 1,900 tons of greenhouse gases annually that would have been required if it were produced with traditional fossil fuels. In fact, this advanced solution will help create a billion ‘greener’ crayons annually.
Our approach to responsible power production is just one of the reasons why we’ve grown to be a premier marketer of energy products and services in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.
To learn more about UGIES and our Go Green Initiatives, please contact your local UGIES sales office.