Sharp Energy opens new headquarters, autogas station

July 7, 2016 By    
Sharp Energy hosts a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new headquarters facility in Georgetown, Del. Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation.

Sharp Energy hosts a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new headquarters facility in Georgetown, Del. Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Utilities Corp.

Sharp Energy, a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corp., opened its new headquarters and propane autogas fueling station in Georgetown, Del.

Chesapeake Utilities and Sharp Energy hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $6 million project June 30. The 18,000-sq.-ft. headquarters facility sits on about 12 acres and staffs about 40 employees.

The company first broke ground on the site in September 2015. With the new facility, Sharp Energy can house its retail and supply functions in one location, increase its storage capacity and offer a public dispensing center for autogas.

“This new facility will allow us to more effectively meet the needs of our Delmarva energy customers in Sussex County,” says Michael P. McMasters, president and CEO of Chesapeake Utilities Corp., in a company statement. “We’re looking forward to playing an even bigger role in supporting this community.”

In addition, the new Sharp Energy headquarters offers the seventh public autogas fueling station in the mid-Atlantic region, creating a centralized public dispensing center for autogas in Delaware, eastern Maryland and eastern Virginia.

“We’re very proud to add this propane fueling station to Sussex County,” says Elaine B. Bittner, senior vice president of strategic development and COO of Sharp Energy, in a company statement. “The stations are supporting the company’s environmental initiatives in supplying propane to the rapidly growing number of fleet vehicles in the area.”

Chesapeake Utilities Corp. is a diversified energy company engaged in natural gas, propane and electricity distribution.

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