Community Benefits


Community Benefits

Reliability and Affordability

The Worcester Resiliency Upgrade will ensure both reliability and affordability of energy supply for future generations. 

With the new capacity, customers will be protected from future weather-related supply disruptions. Further, the project will enhance energy availability to a growing customer base of residents and local businesses. Once the project is completed, residents will benefit from increased accessibility to this energy commodity and are likely to be protected from price spikes associated with severe winter storms.

Corporate Responsibility

Eastern Shore Natural Gas and its parent company, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, have a shared mission to deliver energy that makes life better for the people and communities we serve. With more than 160 years of experience serving communities, we understand that our long-term success is deeply intertwined with the health and well-being of those we serve. Our teams are purposeful in asking critical questions about projects and their associated impacts. Being a good neighbor is essential, and we respect landowners and the land.

We’re committed to engaging with the communities where we live and work, keeping the interests of our stakeholders at the forefront of our decision-making process. Our community partnerships help inform project development, with our investment focusing on advancing the strength and progress of each community. We have a vested interest in helping our communities thrive. We live and work within the communities we serve – 99% of our employees are located in our service areas. Our strategic goals and values not only guide how we do business, but also how we invest in our communities through financial, in-kind or volunteer contributions.