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The Hottest Way to Save on Your Energy Costs

By LVEDC Staff on December 3, 2013

ugiDoes it make sense for your business to convert to natural gas?

You’ll find the answer at 11:30 a.m. on December 17th at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem where America’s Natural Gas Alliance and UGI Utilities Inc. will present the “Think About Energy Briefing.”

“Natural gas can affordably and efficiently power businesses of all sizes,” Daniel Adamo, UGI’s director of marketing programs and strategy, told LVEDC. “Whether you’re a restaurateur, an industrial plant manager or you build new homes, natural gas is sure to lower your equipment and operating costs.”

The briefing will explore natural gas supply, pricing outlooks and the steps a business would need to take to convert to natural gas. The discussion will include your interaction with UGI Utilities, an engineering firm and an HVAC firm; how to calculate the potential cost savings and benefits; and, perhaps most importantly, a chance to hear those businesses who have not just talked the talk, but walked the walk by converting to natural gas.

“There will be a panel discussion with officials from GEO Specialty Chemicals, Bethlehem Area School District and Northampton County’s Gracedale Nursing Home. These officials will reveal what prompted their conversion to natural gas, the steps they took to decide to move forward to convert to natural gas and most importantly the benefits received and cost savings realized by converting to natural gas,” said Adamo.

In December 2011 GEO Specialty, a business located in South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, made the conversion from #6 low-sulfur fuel oil to natural gas. The conversion resulted in a substantial $2.5 to $3 million cost savings for the Indiana-based company, according to a Sept. 10, 2012 article that appeared in Lehigh Valley Business.

One of the reasons natural gas has remained so competitively priced is its abundant supply in Pennsylvania and surrounding geographic areas.

“That has enabled price stability through domestically produced resources that is not dependent on foreign supply such as oil,” said Adamo.

Experts from ANGA and UGI will also discuss the environmental benefits associated with natural gas.

U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (R-15th) will provide a keynote address during the 2.5-hour event that also includes lunch.

If you’re interested in registering, please click here.

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