Tennessee Utility Opens State-of-the-Art CNG Station
APGA member Gibson County Utility District (GCUD) held a grand opening ceremony for their new CNG station, which is the greenest station in Tennessee if not the entire country as a part of the Tennessee Gas Association’s Rally across Tennessee.
GCUD invested $1.7 million in their energy complex, which was designed to be the most environmentally-friendly CNG station in the country, without using any federal or state subsidies. The station features solar panels to power the station’s lights and accessories and also features manmade wetlands to capture storm runoff. The station’s goal is to be the sustainable model for CNG stations across the country.
Beyond its green features, the station features fast-fill dispensers with a total dispensing capacity of 240 GGE per hour at its peak and 105 GGEs per hour compression and 135 GGEs from storage. The station also includes a Kohler gas generator that creates power for onsite usage and serves as a source of supplemental power for the Tennessee Valley Authority.
The event was well attended and included many local dignitaries including State Senator Ed Jackson (R-Jackson), Representative Jimmy Eldridge (R-Jackson), and Lynette DiMeola, Executive Director of the Tennessee Gas Association. All of the speakers lauded GCUD’s vision and execution of the greenest CNG station in Tennessee.