Vermonters make the switch to save money, reduce carbon footprint this winter

Middlebury, VT – Vermont Gas announced today that 507 families and businesses in Addison County have already signed up to save money and reduce their carbon footprint by switching to natural gas service. The Company has been installing service lines in Middlebury and Vergennes this summer since officially completing the Addison Natural Gas Project in April. Vermont Gas will continue installing service lines into new communities in the coming years including Monkton, New Haven and Bristol.

“We are thrilled to play an important role in the Addison County community and offer an energy choice that’s cleaner and more affordable than other alternatives,” said Don Rendall, President and CEO of Vermont Gas. “We are so glad the project is complete so that we can focus on what we do best: delivering great service to our customers including energy efficiency to help them reduce their energy needs and save even more.”

Natural gas is a great energy option for families and businesses that want to save money and increase reliability. Customers who choose natural gas today can see savings in their heating bills – almost $1,000 per year just by making the switch. Customers who participate in the Company’s award-winning efficiency programs will also see additional monthly savings. And with natural gas, you only pay for what you use, there’s no hassle of pre-buying and no worry about running out of fuel or scheduling a delivery.

“I’m extremely pleased to have finally converted my home from oil to natural gas.  In addition to the fuel cost savings I anticipate savings from reduced boiler maintenance and increased heating reliability,” said Nick Artim, of Middlebury. “The conversion process was easy and the Vermont Gas crews were extremely professional.  Now I’m ready for the winter.”

Converting to natural gas is easy and affordable. Vermont Gas experts will guide new customers every step of the way and provide access to the company’s energy efficiency program that offer incentives and rebates on equipment, appliances, and upgrades.

“We’re just getting started with service to Addison County and look forward to serving many more in the community in the coming years,” Rendall concluded.

For more information on signing up for natural gas service, visit

About VGS

VGS is a leader in energy efficiency and innovation, offering a clean, safe, affordable choice for over 54,000 homes, businesses, and institutions in Franklin, Chittenden and Addison counties. The company plays an important role in Vermont’s clean energy future by displacing higher-emitting fuels, offering renewable natural gas service, and delivering award-winning energy efficiency programs. VGS is leading the country in the development of local renewable energy generation and has targeted a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and becoming Net Zero by 2050. For more information about Vermont Gas visit

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