New Public Access Facilities in Decatur and Oglethorpe, Ga.
The Atlanta Gas Light unit of AGL Resources reports agreements for new compressed natural gas fueling stations in Decatur and Oglethorpe, Ga. The public-access stations will be operated by DeKalb County and the Flint River Fuel Center.
They will be built by Atlanta Gas Light under a program approved by the state’s Public Service Commission to use the company’s Universal Service Fund to spur CNG vehicle and infrastructure investment in the state.
The first station under the PSC program opened this past summer in Valdosta, Ga. (F&F, July 23).
“The seven fueling stations now under construction demonstrate our commitment to economic development and our program’s goal of ramping up CNG investments across the state,” AGL Resources utility marketing VP Kevin McCrackin said in a release.
“The program has been pivotal in expanding public access to this clean, efficient and affordable fuel source,” he said.
In addition to Langdale in Valdosta, six CNG stations are in various stages of development under the program in Georgia, including
- 1120 North Avenue (City of Atlanta);
- 128 Claire Drive (City of Atlanta);
- 323 Cash Memorial Blvd., Forest Park (Premier Transportation);
- 3720 Leroy Scott Drive, Decatur (DeKalb County);
- 2880 State Route 49, (Flint River Fuel Center) in Oglethorpe; and
- 401 O’Leary Road (Colonial Group via its Enmark subsidiary) in Savannah.
The Georgia Public Service Commission two years ago approved a plan submitted by Atlanta Gas Light to invest $11.57 million from the company’s Universal Service Fund to install natural gas compression and storage equipment at CNG fueling stations.
Home Fueling Supported Too
“With seven stations under contract and the construction phase under way, the program has successfully deployed the majority of the authorized funding,” the utility says – noting that it “is still taking applications under the program on a first-come, first-served basis but cannot assure that funding will remain available for interested applicants.”
Atlanta Gas Light supports development of CNG station projects under the company’s V-52 tariff rate schedule as well, and has a lease program for homeowners and small business owners to install a home refueling appliance to fuel CNG vehicles. HRA leases are available for $60 per month with a five-year commitment.
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Source: Atlanta Gas Light with Fleets & Fuels follow-up