California Natural Gas Refueling Projects in Line for Funding

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

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