TECO Peoples Gas to Build CNG Fueling Station for the City of Orlando
TECO Peoples Gas will install a CNG fueling station and provide utility service to the City of Orlando for the first time under a new rate. In 2014, the Florida Public Service Commission created a new rate that allows Peoples Gas to design, construct, own and maintain CNG stations and deliver natural gas to the outlet of the dispensers for vehicle fueling. Customers do not make any upfront investment but instead pay for the service through monthly utility billing. The CNG station will be located at the City of Orlando’s fleet maintenance facility and will be dedicated to fueling the city’s fleet of refuse trucks. It is expected to be in operation by October 2015.
“Through our Green Works initiative, Orlando has become one of the most sustainable cities in the country,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “I am proud to partner with TECO to provide the infrastructure for our new solid waste vehicles.”