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The Virginia State Corporation Commission (VSCC) approved a utility company's proposal to initiate a renewable natural gas (RNG) pilot program that will transition the state's energy reliance toward more environmentally friendly alternatives.
The Virginia State Corporation Commission (VSCC) approved Virginia Natural Gas (VNG)'s proposal to initiate a renewable natural gas (RNG) pilot program, RNG Interconnect. VNG will collaborate with local stakeholders, including waste management facilities and agricultural producers, to generate RNG from organic waste materials, including landfill gas, agricultural waste, and wastewater sludge. Once produced, the RNG will undergo processing and purification before being supplied to customers throughout the state for heat, power generation, and transportation. The pilot program also permits the company to integrate RNG into its existing natural gas distribution network.
VNG is also actively working to decrease emissions through the Steps to Advance Virginia's Energy (SAVE) program. This initiative involves updating its natural gas infrastructure by replacing older pipes with newer, more robust materials that minimize methane emissions.