Through the Clean Transportation Program, the Energy Commission has awarded FirstElement Fuel, Inc. more than $26 million to design and install more than 19 public hydrogen refueling stations spanning from Lake Tahoe to the San Francisco Bay Area, and Santa Barbara to San Diego. FirstElement has also installed a refueling station at Harris Ranch in Coalinga, enabling FCEV drivers to travel between Northern and Southern California.

FirstElement’s open retail hydrogen refueling stations are installed with a capacity of at least 180 kilograms per day of dispensed hydrogen, which can refuel from 35 to 60 FCEVs daily and support a community of nearly 250 FCEVs.

Clean Transportation Program Award Amount
More than $26 million

Funding Category 
Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure 

Open retail stations in Campbell, Coalinga, Costa Mesa, Fremont, Hayward, La Cañada Flintridge, Lake Forest, Long Beach, Los Angeles (2), Mill Valley, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Jose, Saratoga, South Pasadena, South San Francisco, Truckee