The California Energy Commission has announced proposed grant winners from a recent solicitation that sought partners to develop natural gas refueling infrastructure – compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) – in the state.
The funding is being made available through the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. The solicitation was pegged at a maximum of about $2.6 million, with commission discretion to increase total funding to $5 million. Environmental reviews associated with the proposed awardees' projects must be completed, and all the grants need to be approved during a regular commission business meeting.
Proposed grantees include the following:
- Lodi Unified School District, CNG station: $300,000 award; $808,468 funds-match
- City of Sacramento, LNG infrastructure upgrade and expansion: $600,000; $600,000
- County of Santa Clara, CNG station: $300,000; $714,000
- City of Santa Clarita, Vista Canyon public CNG station: $300,000; $900,000
- Murrieta Valley Unified School District, CNG station: $300,000 $400,000
- Waste Management Collection and Recycling Inc., Moreno Valley CNG station upgrades: $300,000; $398,564
- Waste Management of Alameda County Inc., Davis Street Resource Recovery Complex LNG/LCNG station: $568,150; $852,225
- City of Anaheim, CNG station upgrade: $292,760; $342,972
- California Clean Fuels, CNG infrastructure upgrade project: $83,000; $91,543
- Poway Unified School District, CNG compressor and control panel replacement: $299,157; $0
- Alameda County Industries LLC, CNG station: $300,000; $652,664
- Garden City Sanitation Inc., CNG station: $300,000; $750,522