CLEAN ENERGY OPENS TWO STATIONS; SIGNS FUELING AGREEMENTS
On Wednesday, Clean Energy announced fueling has begun at two of its America’s Natural Gas Highway LNG stations—one in Valdosta, Georgia, and the other in London, Ohio. Clean Energy also announced the following fueling and service contracts:
Epes Transport System, based in Greensboro, North Carolina, will deploy heavy duty natural gas trucks to haul goods for Lowe’s regional distribution center in Valdosta, Georgia. Lowe’s recently named Epes “Truckload Carrier of the Year” for best overall service, a distinction Epes continues to strive for, particularly in helping Lowe’s achieve its stated goal to transition all regional distribution center dedicated fleets to natural gas by the end of 2017. This fleet is expected to consume approximately 250,000 DGEs of LNG per year.
Clean Energy will upgrade the equipment at six existing CNG stations owned by PECO, an electricity and gas utility serving Philadelphia. Clean Energy will manage all new and existing retail sales and fleet accounts. The stations will remain in operation during the equipment upgrades. PECO will continue to provide natural gas to the stations and will use these stations for its fleet fueling needs.
Longtime Clean Energy customer Foothill Transit of West Covina, California, operates a fleet of 335 CNG vehicles. This fleet consumes approximately five million GGEs of CNG per year at its two fueling facilities. “Our 10-year plan is now complete and our CNG fleet makes cleaner air for everyone a breathable reality,” said Doran Barnes, executive director of Foothill Transit.
The Regional Transport Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada ordered 80 new Ford E-450 CNG passenger-lift-equipped vehicles that will be deployed in 2014 for the RTC’s ADA Paratransit service. These Paratransit vehicles are forecasted to consume approximately 800,000 GGEs of CNG per year once fully deployed. Clean Energy operates and maintains the two RTC-owned private fueling stations that support the CNG fleet.
Clean Energy has been awarded a contract to design, build and operate a new private CNG station for the Norwalk Transit System (NTS) in Norwalk, California. NTS is transitioning its fleet of 30 vehicles to CNG, with nearly half of the vehicles currently powered by natural gas. To maintain NTS’ growing fleet of CNG vehicles, the company will also modify the fleet’s maintenance facility to be code-compliant for NGV maintenance. The current fleet of 14 NGVs is forecasted to consume approximately 150,000 GGEs of CNG per year. This volume is expected to double once the fleet is fully-deployed.
California’s Morongo Basin Transit Authority (MBTA) has awarded Clean Energy a CNG facility maintenance contract for its growing fleet of NGVs. Serving ten communities–including Joshua Tree, Twenty Nine Palms, Yucca Valley, Morongo Valley and Landers–the MBTA operates a growing fleet of 28 CNG vehicles that fuel at MBTA’s private CNG fueling stations. This growing fleet consumes approximately 120,000 GGEs of CNG per year. Clean Energy operates and maintains the two RTC-owned private fueling stations that support the CNG fleet.