Georgia County Constructing New Public CNG Station
DeKalb County is building a new public access CNG station under Atlanta Gas Light Company’s CNG Infrastructure Program in Decatur, Georgia, near I-285. The station is being developed primarily for the county’s collection and transfer trucks that make daily trips to and from the DeKalb County Central Transfer facility next door. The station will have two fast-fill dispensers with three regular size hoses and one transit size hose.
DeKalb County is taking proactive steps to increase energy efficiency and reduce the cost and environmental impact of energy use. DeKalb County, in partnership with the Clean Cities Atlanta Coalition, received a grant of $14.9 million in 2009 from the U.S. Department of Energy for a two-year program to convert methane gas from DeKalb’s Seminole Landfill into CNG. The overall goal of the program is to reduce the use of fossil fuels in transportation and lessen the national demand for petroleum. In addition to the methane conversion, the grant is funding conversion of 70 additional trash collection vehicles to run on CNG. It is estimated that this will save DeKalb more than $3 million in fuel costs over the next several years. A CNG fueling station open to the public has been constructed at the landfill.
The station will be opened to the public in the next few weeks and will accept the same forms of payment as the county’s first CNG station at Seminole Road landfill. For more information about DeKalb’s renewable fuels program, visit their website.