Reliability & Resiliency of Natural Gas | Peoples Gas

At the heart of reliability and resiliency

Peoples Gas, the largest natural gas distributor in the state, has provided resilient, affordable natural gas throughout Florida since 1895. Through constant innovation, we’ve evolved with the energy industry to provide exceptionally reliable fuel resources with unparalleled customer service.

Resiliency and Reliability. Must be Florida Natural Gas.

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, natural gas is our core energy in times of storms, peak energy demand, and even typical outages. Because of its underground infrastructure, natural gas is significantly more resilient than other energy sources. Read more about all the ways natural gas is the reliable fuel for Floridians.

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invested annually by Peoples Gas to improve and expand the reliability of natural gas infrastructure.

Meeting the demand for natural gas

Florida depends on Peoples Gas every day to deliver clean natural gas to fuel our homes, businesses, and economy. That’s why we invest more than $200 million annually to improve and expand our natural gas infrastructure to meet the demand for affordable, reliable fuel. As Florida continues to attract more residents and businesses, the demand for electricity will also grow exponentially.

Reliable and responsible

Peoples Gas is aligned with Florida’s Energy and Climate Plan to secure lower carbon, affordable energy, help mitigate climate change, and create opportunities for economic growth. We are actively engaged with communities, businesses, legislators, and other stakeholders in creating solutions and taking measurable actions to meet Florida’s growing energy needs sustainably.
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Making Renewable Energy More Reliable

Florida natural gas provides redundancy, which is especially important with increased solar power. Because solar is an intermittent energy source dependent on weather conditions, natural gas-generated electricity is used to maintain reliability of electricity supply on the grid, in addition to being used to power on-site back-up generators and other equipment. Maintaining sufficient supplies of high-quality energy continuously is critical to Florida’s well-being and economic growth. Peoples Gas proves to be a cost-effective, reliable fuel partner in the delivery of solar energy.

Weathering our worst storms

Natural gas is energy Floridians can rely on during storms and hurricanes. Due to its underground infrastructure, the delivery of natural gas is relatively unaffected during severe weather events and is regularly used to power back-up generators and other equipment.
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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.