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LAWRENCEVILLE (GWINNETT/METRO ATLANTA) GA – June 4, 2018 – The Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia recognized the City of Lawrenceville for marketing excellence at its recent Annual Membership Meeting. The Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia annually recognizes special projects developed and implemented by its municipally owned natural gas member systems. Specifically, the awards acknowledge unique marketing initiatives or programs that increase natural gas load and enhance a system’s presence in the community. The City of Lawrenceville was recognized for the construction of its new Public Works Building, which incorporates state-of-the-art natural gas heating and cooling technology.A release on the Public Works Building by the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia states, “The nearly $20 million, 66,000 square foot facility brings together the city’s gas, electric, fleet maintenance, street and damage prevention departments under one roof. The building is heated and cooled with five 14-ton, 3-pipe Yanmar Natural Gas Heat Pumps providing 70 tons of capacity. The project’s advanced design has been recognized by the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and is now part of a national case study reviewing and monitoring the heating and cooling gas technology.”City Manager Chuck Warbington added, “As a partner in the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia, we believe it our responsibility to support the industry wherever possible. With a new facility that houses the gas department, among other utilities, it made perfect sense to lead by example and install and utilize the latest in clean energy technology. We hope it inspires our partner cities – and customers – to do the same.”The Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia is the largest non-profit natural gas joint-action agency in the United States, serving 80 Members in Georgia, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Florida that meet the gas needs of approximately 240,000 customers. The Gas Authority was formed in 1987 by an Act of the Georgia General Assembly to assist municipal Members who own and operate natural gas distribution systems.The Gas Authority provides a broad array of gas supply, marketing and financial services, which deliver significant benefits to its Members. Services include gas supply and storage management, supply and capacity planning, regulatory representation, industrial customer assistance, budget assistance, rate design, budget forecasting, market development, communications, project financing, risk management assistance, regulatory compliance, and training.Each year the Gas Authority recognizes member systems for innovative marketing strategies that yield substantial customer or natural gas load growth.
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