The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has approved funding to support seven new projects under the state's Alternative and Clean Energy (ACE) Program, including two compressed natural gas (CNG) station projects.
The ACE Program provides financial assistance in the form of grants and loan funds used by eligible applicants for the utilization, development and construction of alternative and clean energy projects in Pennsylvania.
According to the CFA, Clean Energy will receive a $519,280 grant for the construction of a public-access CNG fueling station located off Highway-1 in Philadelphia. The station will dispense CNG to both light- and heavy-duty vehicles from distribution centers and the port. The total project cost is estimated at $1,298,201.
Southwestern Energy NGV Services LLC will receive a $725,503 grant for the construction of a CNG filling station to be located in Tunkhannock Township. The public-access station will include two fast-fill dual-hose pumps with a total of four dispensers located on Highway 6 and adjacent to Mountain Energy's water pumping stations. In addition to 24/7 access, Mountain Energy's fleet will be Southwestern Energy's anchor vendor. The total project cost is estimated at $1,813,759.
Also in Pennsylvania this week, the state's Department of Environmental Protection announced the continuation of its Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program, which provides rebates of up to $2,000 to support the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles. More information on that funding opportunity is available here.