Councillors here are encouraging natural gas distributors to expand local service in Puslinch.
On May 3, councillors reviewed information from Ontario infrastructure minister Bob Chiarelli, who announced the launch of a $100-million Natural Gas Grant Program to help expand access to more communities in Ontario. Chiarelli, stated the purpose of the grant program is to help improve energy affordability and support economic development, including for farms and agribusinesses in rural Ontario.
In the correspondence Chiarelli explained the grant program is aimed at projects extending pipelines to new communities.
Funding applications must be made by natural gas distributors or suppliers. In addition, participating communities must indicate their support for gaining access to natural gas through a council or band council resolution….