KEITH WHITCOMB JR.
BENNINGTON -- The local Energizer plant will be installing a natural gas system to heat its building on Gage Street, replacing the oil system is used currently.
Matthew J. Smith, of Energizer, said in an email that the compressed natural gas system will meet all of the building’s heating needs and will also supply heat for some parts of the manufacturing processes that occur there. He said the work will begin in November and is expected to be completed by February.
According to the Act 250 application filed by the company and the engineering firm hired to plan the project, MSK Engineering, the only new construction will consist of an unloading station for tractor trailers delivering compressed natural gas. A chain link fence will protect the station and the outdoor decantering equipment. All other equipment will be inside the building.
Smith wrote that gas deliveries would come in on Scott Street, the same way as all other truck deliveries. Traffic will not be disrupted by the construction.
He said the gas is naturally odorless. An oderant is added so leaks can be detected, and safety is a priority for the company.
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