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CITY OF PORT WENTWORTH RECEIVES $1.26 MILLION GRANT FROM THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

PORT WENTWORTH, GA – May 13, 2024 – The City of Port Wentworth has received a grant from the Public Service Commission (PSC) for $1.26 million to provide energy for the new Anchor Park development. The PSC unanimously approved this grant which will be used to construct pipeline facilities to provide natural gas service for the new 150-acre recreational sports and entertainment park. The City of Port Wentworth will partner with Atlanta Gas Light (AGL) to facilitate this energy project.

“Atlanta Gas Light is excited to partner with Port Wentworth and the Georgia Public Service Commission to provide natural gas to this project,” said Billy Horne, director of resource planning and economic development for Atlanta Gas Light. “We realize the importance of this project to the city of Port Wentworth and are grateful they chose natural gas as an energy source, which is foundational to a clean energy future. We look forward to partnering with Port Wentworth to provide for their future energy needs.”

The Anchor Park development is one of Port Wentworth’s most significant economic development projects and will significantly enhance quality of life, employment opportunities and property values for residents. The park will feature a variety of multi-use fields and courts for sporting activities, a recreational gym, a 5,500-seat outdoor amphitheater, and a 90,000-square-foot arena which will serve as a training ground for the region’s professional ice hockey team, the Savannah Ghost Pirates and be open to the public. It is projected to be completed by late Summer or early Fall 2025.

“We are so excited the PSC has recognized the value of the Anchor Park project and is investing $1.26 million in Port Wentworth,” said City Manager Steve Davis. “I am also thankful for AGL and specifically Mr. Horne’s time and efforts to make this a reality. We are committed to continuing to seek partnerships like this one to ensure the residents of our community are receiving the maximum benefit from available funding.”  

The PSC is a highly respected organization and its approval of this grant and partnership demonstrates the importance of this capital investment to bring new facilities, job creation and increased prosperity to benefit the Port Wentworth community.

“What a great time to be in Port Wentworth. Not only are we investing city funds to develop Anchor Park, but we are bringing in other investments from partners like the Ghost Pirates, AGL and the PSC and hopefully more quality organizations as we get closer to the grand opening next year,” commented Councilman Rufus Bright. “I’m proud this is happening in my district, and I want everyone to know that I will continue to push for improvements not only in recreation but for all city services to benefit our residents.“

For more information about the City of Port Wentworth please visit www.portwentworthga.gov.  For more information about the Georgia Public Service Commission please visit www.psc.ga.gov. For more information about Atlanta Gas Light visit www.atlantagaslight.com.

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