Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, Dover, announcedthat its propane subsidiary, Sharp Energy, Inc., was recently selected by the Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation (EP-ACT) as a recipient of its Industry Support Award.
Sharp Energy was nominated and selected by EP-ACT’s nominating committee to receive the award for Sharp’s support of alternative fuels and technologies. EP-ACT is one of nearly 90 coalitions in the U.S. sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Program.
The Industry SupportAward recognizes Sharp for immediate and consistent action in placing alternative fuel vehicles, fuel supply or technologies on the road within EP-ACT’s territory and for promoting the entire alternative fuel industry.
“We are strongly committed to operating our business in the most environmentally responsible manner and that’s what our customers want from us,” said Andy Hesson, vice president of Sharp Energy. “This award highlights our focus on sustainability by offering our customers a clean and reliable alternative vehicle fuel such as AutoGas.
Propane AutoGas is a fuel option for light to medium duty vehicles. Propane is a cleaner burning fuel than gasoline, resulting in a 60 percent reduction of carbon dioxide in AutoGas powered vehicles. With 48 AutoGas stations in operation in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Florida, Sharp Energy has deployed 87 propane-powered vehicles within its own fleet displacing approximately 155,000 gallons of gasoline annually.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified energy company engaged in natural gas distribution and transmission; electricity generation and distribution; propane gas distribution; and other businesses. Information about Chesapeake Utilities Corporation’s businesses is available at www.chpk.com.
Sharp Energy, headquartered in Georgetown, DE, distributes propane to approximately 42,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Pennsylvania.