Midwest Energy Solutions Design for State-of-the-Art Tennessee Facility
The Gibson County Utility District this week committed to a new compressed natural gas fueling facility in Trenton, Tenn., reports designer Midwest Energy Solutions. The new CNG station will be located north of I-40 between Memphis and Nashville with gas to be supplied by Constellation, a unit of Exelon.
GCUD general manager has been building the case for a CNG station for more than two years, says Midwest sales and marketing director Mark Watkins. The board voted unanimously in favor of the project on Tuesday evening, he told F&F.
Midwest, Watkins says, “designed a station that will include redundant compressors; fast-fill and ultra-fast-fill nozzles; natural gas gen-set for primary compressor power with backup from the grid; a solar array and batteries to supply low-voltage power plus area and canopy LED lighting, each with tertiary power supply from the grid.”
‘Starter Stations’ and Up from Midwest
“We are a station-design build-own-operate or build-sell-maintain company,” Watkins says, serving as a distributor for ANGI, Bauer, BRC/Phill, Xebec, FIBA, Hexagon Lincoln, Gilbarco, Kraus, and Verifone equipment.
Midwest offers “starter-stations,” Watkins says, “to get fleets going with little investment, then grow them to utilize our next public-access station plans, then wean them off their local public-access stations to build their own private-access station if they are a very large return-to-base fleet that already does most of their diesel fueling at home base.”
“We have plans and pending funding in place for more than 100 CNG stations over the next three years,” Watkins says.
The Trenton-based Gibson County Utility District distributes natural gas to customers in Tennessee’s Gibson, Obion and Dyer Counties.
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Source: Midwest Energy Solutions with Fleets & Fuels follow-up