CLEARWATER, Fla. – On April 6, 2022, the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council honored Clearwater Gas System with the Economic and Energy Partner Award at the 28and the region’s annual future awards ceremony.
Clearwater Gas System received this award because of the city’s ongoing energy partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties. Since 2015, Clearwater Gas System has installed energy-efficient gas appliances, such as ranges, water heaters and clothes dryers, in new Habitat homes. The utility is also providing affordable natural gas power to more than 145 new homes under the program.
The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council shares a long history of community work on issues of regional importance, such as resilience, disaster preparedness, affordable housing, economic analysis, and economic and community development.
The Economy and Energy Partner award category/classification included the following criteria:
- Diversify the regional economy and attract quality businesses
- Support small and medium-sized businesses and local entrepreneurs; particularly as a source of innovation, job creation and economic growth
- Support collaborative projects between business or philanthropic leaders and government entities, to foster economic vitality and workforce development
- Promote/invest in energy conservation technologies or alternative energy sources
“Our goal is to enable nonprofits and other organizations to realize the economic and environmental benefits of natural gas,” said Chuck Warrington, executive director of Clearwater Gas System.
For the past 28 years, the Future of the Region Awards program has honored and recognized outstanding public and private sector achievements in resource planning and management in the Tampa Bay area.
About the Clearwater Gas System
Clearwater Gas System is the fourth largest municipal gas system in Florida and ranks 29and on nearly 1,000 public gas systems in the United States. Clearwater Gas System provides natural gas and propane service to more than 30,000 residential and commercial customers in a 330 square mile service territory, which includes 20 municipalities as well as unincorporated areas of Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties . For more information on natural gas or propane, visit clearwatergas.com.
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