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Colorado Floats New Funding Solicitation

January 7, 2016 in CNG, EVSE, money available, NGVs, propane autogas, Solicitation by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pre-Bid Meeting on January 12 for this Fourth Round

The Colorado Energy Office is again emphasizing compressed natural gas vehicle fueling infrastructure as it prepares for a fourth round of project funding.
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Colorado Has More Money for AFVs

September 29, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, CNG, EVs, money available, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$9 Million for Public Fleets and $5.5 Million for Private Fleets

The Colorado Energy Office and affiliated agencies have floated a new solicitation for alternative fuel vehicles, offering $14.5 million to help offset the incremental cost of natural gas vehicles, propane autogas vehicles, and electric vehicles.

AltFuelsColoradoThe Alt Fuels Colorado program is managed by CEO in partnership with the RAQC, the Regional Air Quality Council, and the Colorado Departments of Transportation and Local Affairs. This program will provide funding for alternative fueling infrastructure and alternative fuel vehicles.

RAQC handles the vehicle grants. Under the current round, $9 million is available for public fleets and $5.5 million is available for private fleets.


Federal CMAQ Funding

The agency will pay up to 80% of the incremental cost of the alternative fuel vehicles.

Applications are due on October 29.

The agency will pay up to 80% of the incremental cost of the alternative fuel vehicles.

The agency will pay up to 80% of the incremental cost of the alternative fuel vehicles.

ALT Fuels Colorado is funded through CMAQ, the Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program.

NobleEnergy-CEONoble Energy Funding

RAQC is working with Colorado-based Noble Energy, which is helping fund the deployment of compressed natural gas-fueled schools buses in Weld County and Colorado’s non-attainment counties (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, and Larimer).

Noble expects that $4.8 million in matching funding will help place 30 CNG school buses in Weld County, and that $2 million will help place 33 CNG buses in the non-attainment areas. The Noble Energy funding is available fro RAQC programs awardees: $60,000 for 80-passenger and $40,000 for 29-passenger school buses.


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

Colorado Backs Four New CNG Stations

August 17, 2015 in CNG, Infrastructure, money awarded, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Sparq, Trillium, VNG and Ward Designated for Funding

The Colorado Energy Office, in partnership with the state’s Regional Air Quality Council and the Colorado Department of Transportation, has disclosed its plans for funding four additional CNG fueling station locations.
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Charge Ahead CO Money for EVs

July 14, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE, money available, Solicitation by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Applications for Vehicles and EVSE Due August 17

Colorado’s Regional Air Quality Council and the Colorado Energy Office kicked off the state’s Charge Ahead Colorado electric vehicle and infrastructure grant application.

AltFuelsColoradoRAQC and CEO are offering incentives for the purchase or lease of electric vehicles and EVSE/electric vehicle supply equipment, including Level 2 DC fast-charge stations.


The application period officially opens this Thursday and proposals are due on the morning of August 17.


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CEO, Wes Maurer, 303-866-2064; [email protected]

RAQC, Matt Mines, 303-629-5450, ext 210; [email protected]; cleanairfleets.org

Source: CEO-RAQC 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.


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

Colorado Backs CNG Infrastructure Work

October 31, 2014 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Five Companies Get $3.9 Million for Eight Fueling Outlets,
Part of $30 Million, Four-Year Alt Fuels Colorado Initiative 

The Colorado Energy Office – CEO – is supporting the companies building eight compressed natural gas fueling facilities in the state to the tune of more than $3.9 million dollars, and is preparing for a second round of bids, with a solicitation due early in 2015.
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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.


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



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