PECO Joins College to Break Ground on Natural Gas Project

Switch to natural gas is expected to save the college about 20 percent on most energy bills.

Bucks County Community College President Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt (left) and PECO President and CEO Craig Adams (right) break ground August 5 to celebrate bringing natural gas service to the college’s Newtown Campus.

Prior to the groundbreaking, Bucks and PECO announced that switching to natural gas will help the college save about 20 percent on most of its annual energy bills.  The project, expected to be completed in October, includes installing a nearly one mile of natural gas main leading to the college along Swamp Road.

“The college is always looking for ways to make the best use of resources, and this project will do just that,” said Shanblatt. “PECO has been our partner for almost 30 years, demonstrating support for the college in many ways, including scholarships and energy saving initiatives. This is a wonderful example of a continued college-corporate partnership.”  

“At PECO, we are always looking for ways to provide safe, reliable and cost-effective energy solutions to our customers and expanding natural gas service is part of those efforts,” said Adams.  “We are pleased that we were able to make natural gas available to Bucks County Community College and we look forward to providing the college with reliable economical service.”

This natural gas main extension project supports PECO’s efforts to bring natural gas service into new areas. With natural gas prices being the lowest they've been in years, PECO is working to educate customers and inform them of the potential savings available. For more information regarding these programs, visit

Pictured (left-right): College Trustees Vice Chairman Jim Dancy, Bucks County Commissioner Charlie Martin, College President Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt, PECO President and CEO Craig Adams, State Representative Steve Santarsiero, and College Trustees Elizabeth Fineburg and Fred Gudknecht.

Jean Dolan
Assistant Director, Public Relations