Peoples Gas – Renewable Natural Gas Projects
Delivering Safe, Resilient, Clean, Affordable Natural Gas
About the Company:
Peoples Gas has been working since 1895 to provide Florida with safe and resilient natural gas. Today, their diverse and inclusive team of more than 600 serves 425,000 customers throughout the state.
Peoples Gas is committed to fueling Florida’s future, responsibly and sustainably.
Peoples Gas remain steadfast in the value of natural gas for Florida, and sustainability is at the core of what they do. They keep a dedicated focus on doing their part for stronger communities, satisfied customers, and a better environment. To them, sustainability is more than reducing emissions, it’s about exploring new ideas, embracing partnerships, and creating innovations to provide cleaner energy that is accessible and affordable for all.
About the Solution:
Peoples Gas is invested in diverse energy solutions to serve the growing needs of Floridians. They currently are participating in three RNG projects which will provide a clean pathway to meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for the state.
In 2017, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) approved our RNG tariff, allowing Peoples Gas to pursue offering RNG service in Florida. They were the first utility in the state, and among the first in the country, to lay the regulatory groundwork for waste-to-energy service.
In 2021, the Florida Legislature passed a bill that revised the definition of “renewable energy” to include RNG. The bill also authorized the PSC to approve cost recovery of the purchase of renewable natural gas in which the pricing provisions exceed the current market price of natural gas, but which are otherwise deemed reasonable and prudent.
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
Anaerobic Digester Associated Technology:
NOTE: There are several technology types that are used as part of an integrated manure management system that includes an anaerobic digester and are not applicable to manure management in other cases. The impact of these technologies on the critical indicators are represented as those of an entire anaerobic digester system.
- Long usable life and can be run reliably
- Creates energy and generates environmental credits
- Requires proper preparation of the feedstock
- Requires other technologies for energy utilization
- Requires other technologies for digestate handling
- Proper feeding & system monitoring is required to avoid system downtime
- Proven technology for odor control, GHG reduction and pathogen reduction
Peoples Gas has recently been added to the Newtrient catalog. Newtrient will continue to work with Peoples Gas to further refine the cost and performance information on their solutions. Newtrient will update this entry as more information becomes available and as new commercial dairy installations come online.
1. OPERATIONAL HISTORY