Case studies.

From fueling valuable pubic transportation to generating energy that supports our favorite tourist attractions, natural gas is at the heart of helping Florida thrive. Read more and see why natural gas is a vital part of our lifestyle and our communities.

Natural gas-fueled HART buses take off.

Critical community facilities rely on natural gas.

Hurricane Irma provides a CAT-5 stress test.

Fueling Orlando’s eco-friendly Green Works initiative.

PGS Athlete keeps our team in great shape.

The cost-effective option homeowners demand.

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Natural gas-fueled HART buses take off.

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) is transitioning its fleet from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG). By making the switch, HART is able to improve its services to major employment centers in the Tampa Bay area, reduce fleet maintenance, and significantly reduce fuel cost. Since CNG burns more cleanly than gasoline or diesel, the transition greatly reduces the amount of nitrogen oxides and other greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere. It also helps lower the nation’s reliance on fuel from overseas.

Critical community facilities rely on natural gas.

Emergency back-up power generation fueled by natural gas is a key component to maintaining vital operations in critical care facilities like hospitals and nursing homes. When Hurricane Irma tore through Florida, several of our assisted living facilities were left without air conditioning. Now, thanks to on-site emergency generator requirements, even our most vulnerable residents are prepared and safer thanks to the reliability of natural gas.

Hurricane Irma provides a CAT-5 stress test.

In 2017, Hurricane Irma approached Florida as a Category 5 hurricane and one of the strongest Atlantic storms on record with winds of 185 mph over 35 hours, causing widespread power outages and flooding throughout Florida. Natural gas was found to be resilient. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) found only one gas pipeline incident caused by a downed power line. Critical facilities, including hospitals, were powered by the reliability of natural gas. They were able to stay operational throughout the duration and aftermath of the storm.

Fueling Orlando’s eco-friendly Green Works initiative.

“The City of Orlando is serious about our Green Works Orlando initiative. We already have 92% of our fleet operating on alternative fuels today, and compressed natural gas is a big part of that. We rely on CNG for fueling our solid waste fleet and we continue to expand its use in ours and other city agencies.”

David L. Dunn
CFM, Division Manager, Fleet & Facilities Management Division
City of Orlando

PGS Athletes keeps our team in great shape.

Healthy team members can lead to stronger, safer communities. That’s why Peoples Gas partnered with Vimocity to create a health and wellness initiative called PGS Athlete. This important, innovative program brings the tools and practices for injury prevention and working and living without pain to our team members. “The moves and stretches we learn in PGS Athlete help me achieve greater mobility and increased focus. When we go through the steps as a group it also builds team camaraderie.”

Randy Smith
Peoples Gas Supervisor

The cost-effective option homeowners demand.

“Bringing natural gas into our community has been a great decision. Providing homebuyers the option to choose their energy source is important, but giving them the most cost-effective option is key. We are confident this amenity has contributed to Nocatee being the third best-selling community in America, and we appreciate working with Peoples Gas.”

Richard Ray
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Parc Group and Master Developer of Nocatee