Clean Energy Signs Multiple Agreements, to Construct New Stations
Clean Energy announced the company has been contracted to construct multiple fueling stations in early 2017. Clean Energy was contracted to design and build a CNG fueling station in Grand Junction, Colorado for Mesa County and Grand Valley Transit. The station is expected to fuel up to 30 CNG transit buses, 21 refuse and street sweeping trucks and be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the public. The station is anticipated to dispense approximately 530,000 GGEs per year and is scheduled to open mid-summer 2017.
Clean Energy has also been awarded a design and build contract by Schwarz Ready Mix for a station located in Edmond, Oklahoma. The site, expected to dispense an estimated 300,000 GGEs per year, is the second station Clean Energy has built for Schwarz. The first station is located in Oklahoma City and was completed in 2015.
In addition to these construction projects, Clean Energy announced the following agreements in the trucking, transit and refuse sectors:
In trucking, SuperValu, a grocery industry leader with 3,420 stores throughout the US, has signed a fueling agreement with Clean Energy to use its network of stations in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and New York. The grocer, which operates a fleet of CNG trucks throughout their network, is expected to use up to 100,000 GGEs of natural gas per year.
Castan Inc., a drayage truck operator based out of Edgewood, Washington, which operates in the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma, has signed a fueling contract with Clean Energy to fuel out of its Fife, Washington station. The station consists of two LNG fast-fill pumps, and is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Castan expects to be operating with 100 percent LNG trucks by the end of 2017.
Clean Energy and Shipley Energy announced the opening of the first natural gas fueling station in York County, Pennsylvania. The station is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is available to the public. The station was designed and built by Clean Energy, and will utilize quick-fill CNG dispensers to service fleets like Shipley Energy and Bimbo Bakeries, who combined are expected to use an estimated 210,000 GGEs per year.
In transit, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has awarded Clean Energy a fueling contract to provide Redeem RNG for its on-campus Bruin Bus fleet. The transit fleet will fuel at its private fleet fueling station and use an estimated 80,000 GGEs per year.
Muskegon Area Transit Authority, located in Muskegon, Michigan, has signed a two-year agreement with Clean Energy for operations and maintenance services at its Muskegon station. The station has an expected annual volume of 83,500 GGEs per year and is the first transit station contract for Clean Energy in the state.
Vectren Energy, the natural gas utility in southwestern Indiana, has signed a three-year operations and maintenance agreement with Clean Energy for its public access station in Evansville, Indiana. The CNG station dispenses approximately 60,000 GGEs per year.
The Tucson International Airport has awarded Clean Energy a five-year lease extension for its natural gas fueling station. In addition to airport service vehicles, the station provides fuel to vehicles from Waste Management and the City of Tucson.
AirServe, a leading airport logistics provider, has awarded Clean Energy a fueling contract for operations at Los Angeles International Airport. AirServe will fuel 20 passenger transportation vehicles for operations with American Airlines.
Phoenix Super Shuttle has extended its contract with Clean Energy to fuel 20 transit vans for operations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The vans will use approximately 200,000 GGEs per year and fuel at Clean Energy’s public station.
In refuse, Clean Energy has a three-year operations and maintenance contract with Recology, one of the largest private refuse fleets in the country, for their two CNG stations located in Brisbane and Gilroy, California. The two stations, built by Clean Energy are estimated to dispense approximately 300,000 GGEs per year to start and will support over 50 natural gas refuse trucks.
EJ Harrison, one of the oldest and largest privately owned trash collection businesses in the US, signed a 10-year operations and maintenance agreement with Clean Energy, as well as a fueling agreement for Clean Energy’s Redeem RNG fuel. EJ Harrison operates out of Ventura, California, and is expected to use approximately 125,000 GGEs in the first year of operations.
The City of Bakersfield has awarded Clean Energy a fuel supply deal to serve its two refueling locations with LNG. The city is anticipated to use approximately 760,000 GGEs per year. Clean Energy currently provides operations and maintenance services for both of the stations.
Clean Energy has signed an LNG fueling contract with Burrtec Waste Industries, one of the largest private solid-waste companies in California. Clean Energy will transport approximately 190,000 GGEs of LNG to Burrtec’s facility in Palm Desert, California each year.
In addition to these agreements, Clean Energy announced that it has recently secured $3.5 million in grant funds for 22 of its customers in California. The grants, provided by the California Energy Commission (CEC), are part of the Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Program (NGVIP) and will assist with the purchase of 186 natural gas vehicles this year.
In 2016, Clean Energy secured a total $40.5 million in grants for its customers, including funds for CNG station construction projects and the purchase of over 700 NGVs for customers in 12 states and Canada.