Enbridge Inc. said on Friday it has begun construction of the Heidlersburg solar project in Tyrone Township, Pennsylvania, designed to use solar panels to help power its natural gas pipeline operations.
Construction work on the privately funded about $6.5 million project began in November 2020, with operations expected to begin second-quarter 2021, the company said in a statement.
The Heidlersburg solar project will produce 2.5 megawatts of solar energy and will contribute toward company’s emission reduction targets, which includes achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Some industry players are not sitting by gnashing their teeth as the world discusses reducing fossil fuel use. Instead, they are planning to go on a low-carb diet.
While not addressing rumors of possible mergers involving CNX Resources, the industry veteran offered ‘hard truths’ on successful combinations in the Appalachian Basin during Hart Energy’s DUG East and Marcellus-Utica Midstream Virtual Conference.
Shale producers are increasing spending on natural gas, a change from the past, amid forecasts for a 45% jump in gas prices next year compared to a 15% gain for Brent prices.