DOVER, Del. – Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) announced today that it successfully blended hydrogen with natural gas to power the Company’s Eight Flags Energy Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant in Nassau County, Florida.

In a strategic effort to actively support and expand the sustainability efforts of the communities it serves, Chesapeake Utilities is working to develop lower carbon energy sources. The CHP facility provides a unique opportunity to assess the feasibility and operating characteristics of blended hydrogen and natural gas in a contained and closely monitored industrial setting.

The Eight Flags CHP hydrogen test program was intended to refine the operational practices and requirements for safe transportation and injection of hydrogen into a distribution system. The Company is currently validating the achieved emissions reduction at the CHP plant. In conjunction with Solar Turbines, the manufacturer of the Eight Flags gas turbine, the Company also is assessing the use of the hydrogen blend on the operations of the turbine and other associated CHP equipment.

Chesapeake Utilities’ Marlin Gas Services unit transported hydrogen to the Chesapeake-owned distribution s