Environmental

Energy

As a transporter of energy, Equitrans is committed to efficiently using energy and reducing our total energy use throughout our operational footprint. In doing so, we reduce our emissions, protect the environment, and strengthen our economic performance.

Approach to Energy Management

Internal Energy Consumption (Gigajoules)
17,236
Total energy consumption
(non-renewable sources)
Electricity Consumption16,246
Heating Consumption989
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Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

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The management approach and its components

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Evaluation of the management approach

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Energy consumption within the organization

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Across our asset footprint, we aim to effectively manage our energy use, enact efficiency measures, and reduce consumption. Energy management occurs at both our facilities and field operations. From a facilities perspective, we strive to continuously decrease our environmental impact as it relates to energy across our owned and leased assets. Our LEED certified Senior Operations and Maintenance Sustainability Manager directs these efforts, and we proactively evaluate strategies to effectively reduce our facility energy consumption. To do this we leverage online applications to set optimal lighting levels and manage the motion sensor sensitivity of facility lights. We also utilize centralized temperature controls, computer monitor sleep modes, and an extensive preventive maintenance program to quickly address energy consumption issues. In our owned facilities, we also installed energy efficient LED lighting which uses 75 percent less energy than comparable florescent bulbs. We regularly evaluate new approaches to optimize and reduce our energy consumption from our facilities, including replacing older redundant HVAC systems with new more efficient rooftop units.

At our field operations, many of our compressor stations along our pipelines generate their own power through the pipelines flowing natural gas. By generating energy directly on site, rather than from gasoline- or diesel-powered generators, we more efficiently power our field operations. We are also evaluating the use of solar panels as a source of energy for compressor station operations. 

Evaluating Our Approach to Energy Management

We track our energy consumption across our facilities and field operations—and the environmental and economic benefits resulting from our energy management practices drive us to proactively evaluate our approach for effectiveness and to make enhancements where necessary. We regularly review the data to identify areas where changes and efficiencies can be made to reduce our consumption. We also seek out, evaluate, and install technological solutions to reduce our energy consumption where possible.

Portrait of Diana M. Charletta, Equitrans President and Chief Operating Officer

Our ESG management practices are intrinsic and deliver value that goes beyond financial drivers. Today and in the future, trust and transparency are central to our approach.

Diana M. Charletta, President and Chief Operating Officer

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Southpointe Office
Safety Committee

Recently, the Office Safety Committee at our Southpointe office in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania worked to create a safer office environment and ensure Zero Is Possible. Utilizing input from employees, the team introduced several office safety enhancements focused on two key areas: Emergency Awareness and Slips, Trips, and Falls. To raise emergency awareness throughout the office, the team implemented active shooter trainings, a floor warden program, and CPR and first aid certifications, while also organizing fire drills. The team took steps to reduce slip, trip, and fall risks by installing ice warning indicators and safety mats at entrance points, placing umbrella bags at doors, and installing shadings on office and conference room windows. In addition to these safety measures, the team set up safety suggestion boxes on each Southpointe office floor where employees can submit safety ideas. We are working to expand these office safety committees to our field offices and have already met with employees in our Waynesburg, Pennsylvania and Clarksburg, West Virginia locations to discuss the development of their own Office Safety Committee.

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