The Emphasis Is on Public-Access CNG Fueling,
Co-Located Propane and EV Charging Optional
The Colorado Energy Office has released a request for applications for the second round of funding of alterative fueling stations through the Alt Fuels Colorado program. CEO works in partnership with RAQC, the state’s Regional Air Quality Council, and with CDoT, the Colorado Department of Transportation.
CEO is requesting proposals for the construction of public access compressed natural gas fueling stations, with optional co-located electric vehicle chargers and propane autogas fueling outlets along major transportation corridors.
The agency is hosting a pre-bid meeting in Denver on the afternoon of January 15, and will accept questions on the program until January 22.
Bids are due February 4.
$3 Million This Round, $30 Million Through 2017
“Funding allocations will go exclusively toward the purchase of station equipment for developing CNG stations with up to $500,000, or 80% of the total equipment cost,” CEO says – “whichever is lower.”
EV fast chargers and propane stations may qualify for up to an additional $50,000 (80% of equipment costs) in funding available for each fuel type with a potential maximum grant allocation of $600,000 (CNG plus EV chargers plus propane autogas) per station.
CEO says it anticipates allocating approximately $3 million in this funding round, with awards to be announced in March.
The agency plans more solicitations, to be released approximately every six months, with a total anticipated program outlay of some $30 million through 2017. The program in funded through CMAQ, the Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program.
Round I CEO winners included Trillium CNG, Nebraska’s Stirk CNG, the Colorado Springs Utility, and Oklahoma City-based Sparq (F&F, October 31).
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Source: Colorado Energy Office with Fleets & Fuels follow-up