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Peoples Gas Named Trusted Utility and Business Partner

Company earned high scores and received additional recognition for environmental commitment and ease of doing business with customers


Tampa, Fla. (July 29, 2022) – Residential and business natural gas customers across Florida shared their high confidence in Peoples Gas in Escalent’s 2022 Cogent Syndicated Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement™ residential and business studies.

For the ninth consecutive year, Peoples Gas was recognized as one of the nation’s Most Trusted Brands according to the residential study. The company received the third-highest Brand Trust Index score in the U.S. out of the 140 electric, natural gas and combination utilities that are included in the study. More than 79,500 residential customers responded to the survey and the top 39 utilities with the highest Brand Trust Index scores were named Most Trusted Brands.

Peoples Gas was also named a Trusted Business Partner for the second year in a row according to results from the business study. Peoples Gas’ Brand Trust Index and Engaged Customer Relationship scores ranked highest out of 82 U.S. utilities in the study. About 17,800 of the nation’s business customers responded to the survey and the top 16 utilities were named Trusted Business Partners.

“Customer expectations are evolving and we’re empowering our team members to do more than what a customer may expect, and that goes a long way to earn trust,” said Joann Wehle, vice president of Marketing and Sales for Peoples Gas. “These recognitions show that we’re focused on the right things for our customers and we’re investing our time and resources in the right places. Our customers value natural gas and working with us, and we value the opportunity to deliver the services that make life better for Florida’s communities.”

Peoples Gas also was recognized as an Environmental Champion and one of the Easiest [utilities] to Do Business With, based on high scores in the Cogent Syndicated residential study’s Environmental Dedication and Customer Effort Indexes.

“We’re dedicated to helping our customers use energy wisely and advancing new energy opportunities like renewable natural gas,” said Timothy O’Connor, vice president of Operations, Sustainability and External Affairs for Peoples Gas. “It’s a privilege to be recognized for our environmental leadership as we deliver safe, reliable and sustainable energy throughout Florida.”

Peoples Gas System, Florida’s largest natural gas distribution utility, delivers safe, clean, affordable and reliable natural gas to serve more than 445,000 homes and businesses across the state. Through investments in people, technology, infrastructure and environmentally focused innovations, the company is committed to fueling Florida’s clean energy future responsibly and sustainably. Peoples Gas cultivates a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace that includes varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. The company supports the communities it serves through stewardship and economic development efforts. Peoples Gas is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. To learn more about the benefits of natural gas for Florida, visit Find more information about the company, its culture, career opportunities and community investments at

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