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SURE Project

Mainers, we’re digging in your neighborhood!

In a massive System Upgrade for Reliable Energy (SURE) improvement project, Unitil is replacing and/or upgrading over 100 miles of natural gas pipeline throughout Portland and Westbrook, Maine. Take this limited time opportunity to make the switch to gas.

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A safer, more reliable system for coastal Maine.

Unitil is replacing older cast iron and bare steel pipes with state-of-the-art plastics, which will allow the system to operate at a higher pressure reliably. This is safer — we’re replacing aging pipes before they become a concern. We’re also installing additional automated shut-offs to 10,000 of our customers in the greater Portland area, to help keep homeowners safe in the event of a widespread gas outage.

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Current Project Status

As of 2021, the SURE Project is in year 11 of 14. After completion, the new pipelines will meet the growing energy demands of Southern Maine and allow the delivery of natural gas to be even more reliable and efficient.

Frequently Asked Questions

Switch to Gas

Ever thought about switching to gas?

Don’t miss your chance! Once our upgrades are complete in your area, we may not be able to access these gas mains to install new services for a period of years. Natural gas is a reliable, affordable and convenient source of energy.

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Form to Inquire About Switching

Please fill out the form below. One of our knowledgeable, friendly Customer Energy Solutions advisors will return your inquiry and answer your questions. Get started today!

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