TruStar Energy Celebrates Upgrade of CNG Fueling Station for Sacramento County
TruStar Energy celebrated the grand opening of Sacramento County’s upgraded CNG fueling station. TruStar Energy was contracted to completely refurbish the existing CNG fueling station, which had been in operation since the early 80’s. The new combination time-fill and fast-fill station will be used primarily to provide fuel for the County’s refuse fleet, but also has a fast-fill dispenser to allow other county vehicles to fuel up.
Previously, the City’s refuse fleet was depending on an LNG station that required the use of a bulk LNG tanker that delivered fuel to the City’s second location to fuel its fleet vehicles. One of the issues with this arrangement was having to pay drivers to wait up to 45 minutes for their turn to fuel their vehicle. With the new time-fill station, drivers can plug in and walk away at the end of their shifts.
The station is configured to time-fill 40 vehicles simultaneously at night when electrical power (that runs the compressors) is at its cheapest. While the County doesn’t currently have a lot of CNG-powered fleet vehicles, they will be aggressively seeking new NGVs now that the fast-fill portion of the station is on line.