South Coast Air Quality Management District, Clean Energy Alternative and Renewable Fuel Infrastructure
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), in partnership with Earth Clean Energy, will install 11 publically accessible natural gas fueling stations throughout the South Coast Air Basin, with one project located in the San Diego Air Basin and the others in Torrance, Fullerton, Los Angeles, Montebello, Otay Mesa, Corona, Palm Springs, Lake Arrowhead, Baldwin Park and Huntington Beach. Several fleets have committed to using these stations, including a shuttle service company, a chauffeur town car company, a taxi company, and Kenworth heavy-duty goods movement trucks.
The project is shovel-ready, with permitting underway. These stations will be built so that additional dispensers can be easily installed at the stations in the future to meet increased demand.
The Energy Commission will provide $2,600,000.
The project team will provide $7,499,350 in matching funds.
SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties. SCAQMD has extensive experience both implementing and managing alternative fuel projects, such as this one, in the greater Los Angeles area.
Clean Energy is the leading provider of natural gas for transportation in North America. It has a broad customer base in the solid waste, transit, ports, shuttle, taxi, trucking, airport and municipal fleet markets, fueling more than 18,300 vehicles at 200 strategic locations across the United States and Canada. Clean Energy will install station equipment and operate the natural gas fueling stations.
The estimated throughput for these ten stations is expected to reach 2.74 million gasoline gallon equivalents (GGE) in the first year alone, with the throughput total reaching approximately 20.5 million GGEs after just five years. With these estimates, the total GHG emission reduction is anticipated to reach 63,790 tons after five years of operation.
Most fleet stations are located in geographically and social-economically diverse areas, therefore providing lower priced, clean burning fuel to transit agencies and public consumers with natural gas vehicles. It is anticipated that a total of 110 green jobs will be created and/or sustained through this project, providing a tangible and immediate economic stimulus in the state.
Grant Agreement Number: ARV-10-054