This week in regional energy news …
- The State of Maine has issued a request for quotations for natural gas supply to state buildings beginning this winter. The State has already awarded contracts to Maine Natural Gas and Summit Natural Gas of Maine to deliver gas state facilities in a handful of communities.
- Meanwhile, the City of Augusta has entered into a contract with Summit for natural gas service to schools and other city buildings, and the Town of Randolph voted to approve easements that will permit Summit to construct a natural gas regulator station and pipeline installation in the town.
- Efficiency Maine’s launch of a new rebate program was a success, with 50 $50,000 rebates for wood pellet or geothermal central heating systems being awarded within days of the start of the new program. Smaller rebates for new wood-burning stoves are still available.
- XNG and UMaine-Machias will enter into a deal for XNG to supply the campus with truck-delivered natural gas.
- XNG also has proposed a natural gas truck terminal to be constructed in Eliot, Me.