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October 17, 2014 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ground Broken for GCUD Facility by MWES in Trenton, Tennessee

Officials of Tennessee’s Gibson County Utility District have celebrated the groundbreaking for their state-of-the-art compressed natural gas fueling station in off Interstate 40 between Memphis and Nashville. The goal is a “model station” for maximum sustainability, with solar electric power for lights and accessories, and even a man-made wetlands to capture storm runoff. updated with additional capacity detail on October 22

Artist’s rendering of the Gibson County Utility District CNG station off Interstate 40 between Memphis and Nashville.

Artist’s rendering of the Gibson County Utility District CNG station off Interstate 40 between Memphis and Nashville.

The facility is being built by Midwest Energy Solutions, with gas supplied by Constellation Energy (F&F, June 25). “While this may look and will perform like a $2 million CNG station, it is much lower in cost to our customer than that,” says Midwest sales and marketing director Mark Watkins.

Total dispensing capacity is 240 gasoline gallon equivalents per peak hour, Watkins told F&F, made up of 105 GGEs per hour compression and 135 GGEs from the onsite CNG storage. Actuual fuel delivery times will vary depending on how busy the station is, he notes, adding “Our standard is to meet or beat refueling time of traditional gasoline and diesel refueling.”

Gibson County and Constellation, Watkins says, “have been a blessing to work with to make this a future showcase for the industry.” Midwest notes too that it’s using local trade labor for the station’s civil, mechanical and electrical work.

Gibson County Utility District GM Pat Riley (middle with red and blue tie) with GCUD and Midwest Energy Solutions officials at the Trenton, Tenn. groundbreaking on September 23. MWES president Mike Batten is on the far right end. Trenton Mayor Tony Burriss was on hand as well.

Gibson County Utility District GM Pat Riley (middle with red and blue tie) with GCUD and Midwest Energy Solutions officials at the Trenton, Tenn. groundbreaking on September 23. MWES president Mike Batten is on the far right end. Trenton Mayor Tony Burriss was on hand as well.

Opening in December

Midwest performed all engineering and design work, and procurement for the station equipment. Watkins notes that Midwest taps multiple OEM component suppliers for each subsystem dependent on a customized CNG station optimization protocol.

For the Gibson County Energy Complex, suppliers include Bauer for dryers and compressors, JW Power for the priority panel, FIBA for ground storage, Kraus for dispensers, Kohler for the station genset, and Andalay for solar panels.

The Trenton station is slated for commissioning in December.


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Source: Midwest Energy Solutions with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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