The new facility was built by VNG Co. which received a $253,752 Alternative and Clean Energy (ACE) grant and $169,150 ACE loan from Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), which is administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). VNG provided matching funds of more than $422,000. The CFA approved the funding at its public board meeting on September 17, 2013.
“Pennsylvania has the second-largest energy field in the world, and our cities are benefiting from our game-changing energy resources,” said Governor Tom Corbett, who joined officials from VGN to announce the opening of Philadelphia’s first public CNG station to support the widespread use of NGVs in the region.
“The convenience of a local CNG station makes it possible for local governments, organizations, companies and residents to make the switch to this cleaner and affordable alternative fuel. By harnessing natural gas, we are reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality and putting Pennsylvania at the forefront of American energy independence,” he added.
VGN also received Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) awards totaling nearly $270,000 from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), to support the purchase of 35 NGVs by its partners at Comcast, Aqua America, H.B. Electric Services, and the Safelite Group, to be fueled at the station.
Source: Government of Pennsylvania