Trillium CNG, a business unit of Integrys Energy Group Inc., has been selected to design, build, operate and maintain a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).
Trillium CNG says this will become the second fueling station the company has built and operated for LAUSD, which according to a fact sheet, has a massive fleet that includes 530 CNG buses.
The new facility, located at the district's San Julian Garage near downtown Los Angeles, will feature 102 time-fill posts and a single fast-fill dispenser, with CNG dispensed overnight using two 150 hp compressors. Trillium expects the site to deliver 500,000 GGE annually.
Groundbreaking is scheduled for late July, and Trillium plans to have the new facility operating by October. The company will maintain the station for the next 15 years.
Over a decade ago, Trillium designed and built a CNG station for the exclusive use of LAUSD. The existing station is located at the school district's garage in Gardena, Calif, and Trillium leases the premises from LAUSD.
Mary Boettcher, president of Trillium CNG, says it is “a privilege” to continue working with the school district.
“The Los Angeles Unified School District was an early adopter of CNG for school buses and has realized for over a decade the economic and environmental benefits of using an American transportation fuel,” comments Boettcher. “We value our 15-year working relationship with LAUSD and look forward to constructing a second fueling location near downtown Los Angeles, and making sure it operates safely and reliably for another 15 years.”