Natural Gas, a subsidiary of New Haven-based Avangrid, has received local approval to expand in the
town of Hebron.
company expects to start construction this spring on an approximately
8-mile natural gas main that will serve
the regional high school and middle school, two elementary schools and
all of Hebron’s municipal buildings. Hebron voters approved the project at a town meeting earlier this month.
Monday's announcement about the Hebron extension comes following CNG's installation of new 3.6-mile natural gas main
in Coventry, CNG also plans to expand into Bolton, which is located on Hebron's northern border, later this year.
new gas main, expected to be finished later this year, will serve the Regional Hebron,
Andover & Marlborough (RHAM) high school and middle school; Gilead
and Hebron elementary schools; and all municipal buildings, including
Town Hall, Douglas Library, and the fire department
and senior center.
“This project will make natural gas heat a clean, affordable choice for many Hebron residents while helping to
reduce the town’s overall energy costs,” Hebron Town Manager Andrew J. Tierney said in a statement.
CNG's sister utility, Orange-based Southern Connecticut Gas, has also been expanding its distribution network. The two companies built 37.5 miles of new distribution main between them in 2016.
they have added approximately 34,500 new commercial and residential
natural gas customers, following through on a commitment
to expand energy choice in Connecticut.
Avangrid was created to oversee all of the U.S. operations of Iberdrola, the Spanish energy giant, after it merged with New Haven-based UIL Holdings in 2015.
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