Joe Lloyd, Vice President of Operations for Panda Power Funds, emphasized what the Sunbury Pipeline means for Panda's mission to generate clean, natural gas-fueled electricity."Panda is thrilled to be constructing one of the largest coal to natural gas power replacement projects in the United States, which would not be possible without the Sunbury Pipeline," Lloyd said. "Along with UGI, we're pleased to be contributing to the local economy through our project's construction and future operation, and proud of what both the Pipeline and Hummel Station mean for Pennsylvania's long-term energy reliability and economic growth." Other leaders speaking at the ceremony included:
- Denise Brinley, Special Assistant to the Secretary, Pa. Department of Community and Economic Development, for Strategic Industry Initiatives
- Shamokin Dam Borough Mayor Joe McGranahan
- Ryan Barton Sr., Director, Office of U.S. Rep. Tom Marino (PA-10)
- Bob Garrett, President & CEO, Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Dave Meehan, Sunbury Generation
- Dave Horn, LECET business development, LiUNA - Eastern PA District Council
About UGIUGI is a distributor and marketer of energy products and services. Through subsidiaries, UGI operates natural gas and electric utilities in Pennsylvania, distributes propane both domestically and internationally, manages midstream energy and electric generation assets in Pennsylvania, and engages in energy marketing in the Mid-Atlantic region. UGI, through subsidiaries, is the sole general partner and owns 26 percent of AmeriGas Partners L.P. (NYSE:APU), the nation's largest retail propane distributor. Comprehensive information about UGI Corporation is available at www.ugicorp.com. About Panda Power Funds, LP Founded in 2010, Panda Power Funds is a private equity firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas, that develops, owns, operates and manages investments in clean energy. Panda has five combined-cycle power plants in operation in Texas and Pennsylvania, and two combined-cycle power plants currently under construction in Pennsylvania and Virginia with a combined capacity of more than 5,800 megawatts. Panda Power Funds also has a 990 megawatt power project in Maryland in advanced development. The fund built a 20 megawatt solar farm in southwest New Jersey that is one of the largest solar facilities in the Northeast United States. Additional information on Panda Power Funds can be found at www.pandafunds.com.