HHP Summit 2017

Alt Fuels Colorado

Colorado’s RAQC Has $4 Million for AFVs

February 2, 2016 in Alternative Fuels, money available by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Applications Due February 29 Under Latest RAQC Round

Colorado’s Regional Air Quality Council has launched a new round of funding for alternative fuel vehicle purchases in ozone nonattainment and carbon monoxide maintenance areas, with grants ranging from $3,000 for light duty AFVs for private fleets $35,000 for heavy-duty AFVs for non-profit or public fleets.

RAQCDedicated-CNG/compressed natural gas, CNG-gasoline bi-fuel, propane autogas and electric vehicles are eligible under the Alt Fuels Colorado initiative.

Noble Supports CNG School Buses

A total of $4 million is available for the latest round under the state’s four-year, $30 million program.


In concert with the federally backed Alt Fuels Colorado program, Noble Energy is providing funding for CNG school buses for school districts in the ozone nonattainment areas. Interested school districts apply via RAQC’s Alt Fuels Colorado program.

Applications under this latest Alt Fuels Colorado vehicle funding round are due February 29. The agency will answer questions until the close of business on February 12.

Funding ceilings under the RAQC-administered Alt Fuels Colorado program.

Per-vehicle funding ceilings under the RAQC-administered Alt Fuels Colorado program.


-------------------------------
Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a subscription.

Source: RAQC with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Colorado Money for Denver-Area AFVs

June 9, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, CNG, Electric Drive, EVs, money available, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Applications Due to Regional Air Quality Council on July 7

Colorado’s Regional Air Quality Council has opened the Alt Fuels Colorado vehicle grant application program to support the acquisition or lease of alternative fuel vehicles in the state’s nonattainment areas, effectively the region of Denver.


Alt Fuels Colorado eligible area

Alt Fuels Colorado eligible area

RAQC will pay up to 80% of the incremental cost of an AFV – up to $35,000 for a heavy duty vehicle operated by a public fleet. The agency has $9 million for public fleets and $5.5 million for private fleets.

Eligible AFVs include Class 2-8 OEM compressed natural gas vehicles, propane autogas vehicles, electric vehicles and CNG-gasoline bi-fuel vehicles.

Questions Answered Until June 23

Eligible areas include Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson, as well as parts of Larimer, Weld, El Paso, and Teller counties.

RAQC will take questions on the latest funding round until June 23. Applications are due July 7.

Alt Fuels Colorado is a partnership between RAQC, the Colorado Energy Office, the Colorado Department of Transportation, and the Department of Local Affairs.


-------------------------------
Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a subscription.

Source: Alt Fuels Colorado with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

More Colorado AFV Infrastructure Money

May 18, 2015 in CNG, EVs, Infrastructure, money available, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Third Round of RFAs for Mostly CNG to Be Released June 2

The Colorado Energy Office said Monday that it will release its third round Request for Applications through the ALT Fuels Colorado grant program on Tuesday, June 2.

AltFuelsColoradoThe funding covers compressed natural gas fueling station equipment costs of up to $500,000, capped at 80% of total, and optional co-located electric vehicle charging and propane fueling equipment.

In addition to CEO’s planned release of RFAs on June 2, the agency will host a pre-bid meeting in Denver on Tuesday, June 9. Written questions will be accepted until Sunday, June 14, and answered by Wednesday, June 17.


Applications will be accepted until Thursday, July 2.

“Only station operators are eligible to submit applications for station funding through the ALT Fuels Colorado program,” CEO notes.


-------------------------------
Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a subscription.

Source: Colorado Energy Office with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Sparq Scores Again in CNG for Colorado

April 3, 2015 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CNG 4 America Too In Second Round of NGV Infrastructure Awards

The Colorado Energy Office has named the awardees for its second round of alternative fuels infrastructure development, announcing Sparq Natural gas for two new compressed natural gas fueling stations and CNG 4 America for one.

‘By the time station construction is completed from the first two rounds of funding, a CNG vehicle will be able to travel the entire north/south distance of the state with access to fueling stations,’ Colorado Energy Office says.

‘By the time station construction is completed from the first two rounds of funding, a CNG vehicle will be able to travel the entire north/south distance of the state with access to fueling stations,’ the Colorado Energy Office says.

CEO notes that it’s now funded 11 stations under the Alt Fuels Colorado program, “increasing the state’s publicly accessible CNG fueling infrastructure by more than two-thirds in less than a year.”

The new Sparq stations are to be in Durango and Eaton, in the southwest corner of north central parts of Colorado, while the new CNG 4 America station is to be in Limon, southeast of Denver.

Two for Two, Four for 11

“We went two for two again,” says Sparq co-founder and CEO Norman Herrera. “There have been 11 awards and Sparq’s won four of them,” he told F&F Friday.

The previous awards to Oklahoma City-based Sparq were for CNG stations in Trinidad and Pueblo. Both towns are on Interstate 25 connecting Denver and Albuquerque (F&F, September 19, 2014).


CNG 4 America recently reported an agreement with 7 Star Travel to build a compressed natural gas fueling station at the 7 Star Travel Center in Sulphur Springs, Texas (F&F, February 23).

Katy, Texas-based CNG 4 America also announced Brian Smerud as its new rep for the Rockies.

$30 Million from CEO Through 2017

According to the Colorado Energy Office, “By the time station construction is completed from the first two rounds of funding, a CNG vehicle will be able to travel the entire north/south distance of the state with access to fueling stations.”

A third round of funding will get underway this summer. CEO says it expects to allocate a total of $30 million during the four years of the Alt Fuels Colorado program, though 2017.


-------------------------------
Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a subscription.

Source: Colorado Energy Office with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Colorado AFV Funding: Round II

January 5, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, CNG, money available, Solicitation by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

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.
Read More >>

Colorado Alt Fuels Workshop July 3

June 30, 2014 in Alternative Fuels, CNG, Conference/Meeting, Infrastructure, Solicitation by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Emphasis of $3.5 Million Alt Fuels Colorado Program Is on CNG

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) will host a pre-bid workshop at its Denver headquarters this Thursday, July 3 in connection with the just-issued Alt Fuels Colorado CNG fueling station request for applications.

AltFuelsColoradoThe proposals for compressed natural gas fueling infrastructure may also include propane autogas vehicle fueling and/or electric vehicle charging equipment (F&F, April 29).

“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 (whichever is lower), awarded to each successful application,” COE says, noting that installation and other associated costs will not be covered.

Deadline for Proposal Submissions is July 24

“The installation of co-located electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) fast chargers and LPG 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 + EVSE + LPG) per station.”

A total is $3.5 million is expected to be allocated via this first funding round.

CEO urges interested parties to attend the workshop in person but has made provision for call-in participation via 877-820-7831, access code 783166. The July 3 workshop commences at 10am Mountain time.

CEO will accept written questions on the Alt Fuels Colorado solicitation until July 8, will answer them on July 11, and has set July 24 as the deadline for proposals to be submitted.


-------------------------------
Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a subscription.

Source: Colorado Energy Office with Fleets & Fuels follow-up



  • Archives