News for Immediate Release
Jan. 28, 2014
Alternative, Clean Energy Investments to Improve
Environment; Encourage Domestic Energy Usage
Harrisburg – Governor
Tom Corbett announced today that Pennsylvania is expanding its commitment to
advance clean and alternative energy sources with the investment of more than
$4.5 million in grants through the Commonwealth Financing Authority.
jobs, and today’s investments continue my commitment to grow Pennsylvania’s
diverse energy industries,” said Corbett. “The expansion of alternative energy
is resulting in cost savings for businesses and residents, new job
opportunities, and a cleaner environment.”
Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved seven projects today through
the state’s Alternative and Clean Energy (ACE) Program in Chester, Columbia,
Cumberland, Lebanon, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia counties. The CFA
investments are projected to result in more than $16.7 million in additional
projects include funding for six compressed natural gas fueling stations. The
proliferation of fueling stations is expected to result in reduced emissions,
fuel savings and the utilization of domestically produced natural gas.
“We have an
available, abundant, domestic, economical and clean-burning supply of natural
gas throughout Pennsylvania.” said Corbett. “Increasing the number of natural
gas fueling stations in the state will grow the industry, boost employment and
result in a better environment.”
The ACE Program provides
financial assistance in the form of grants and loan funds that will be used by
eligible applicants for the utilization, development and construction of
alternative and clean energy projects in the state.
information about the CFA and a complete list of approved projects, visit www.newPA.com or call 1-866-466-3972.
Governor’s Office; 717-783-1116
Kensinger, DCED; 717-783-1132
Editor’s Note: CFA
project approvals funded through the ACE Program:
Energy Production Project:
Inc. will receive a $500,000 grant for the installation of a 265 kW combined
heat and power (CHP) system at the Cathedral Village retirement community
located in the City of Philadelphia. The $3,217,728 project will also replace
inefficient lighting and HVAC systems that have exceeded their life span.
The 265 kW CHP
system, lighting upgrades and HVAC upgrade will all help to reduce energy
consumption and maintenance costs. The CHP system is fueled by natural gas and
will offset 1,158,538 kWhs of electricity and 6,140 MMBTUs of heating and
cooling. The lighting and HVAC upgrades will reduce electrical use by 830 MWhs.
Natural Gas (CNG) Projects:
Cumberland and Lebanon Counties
Stops & Country Stores will receive an $885,910 grant for the construction
of a public CNG fueling station located in Mifflin Township, Columbia County, a
$924,809 grant for the construction of a public CNG fueling station located in
Jonestown Borough, Lebanon County and a $924,809 grant for the construction of
a public CNG fueling station located in Middlesex Township, Cumberland
install two dual high flow dispensers for heavy duty, Class-8 tractor trailers
and one dual hose dispenser for light-duty and private vehicle use at each
site. Totaling $13,462,799, the projects include costs of running natural gas
to the sites to ensure adequate supply and pressure to meet the demand of the
will receive a $244,222 grant for the construction of a public CNG fueling
station at its concrete plant in Downingtown. Transitioning to a CNG fleet will
lower operating costs for Silvi Concrete and allow them to widen their customer
base radius to deliver concrete products. The Downingtown concrete plant CNG
renovation will work in conjunction with CNG transitions at another southeast
Pennsylvania plant in Limerick.
Dynamics, Inc., a subsidiary of The Silvi Group will receive a $244,222 grant
for the construction of a CNG fueling station located at its concrete plant in
Limerick Township. This will provide Silvi with numerous support sites for its
CNG fleet and the flexibility to be fueled at any plant prior to being loaded
for concrete delivery.
Management of Pennsylvania, Inc. will receive an $806,248 grant for the
construction of a public CNG filling station with one public fast fill pump at
the Grand Central Sanitation facility in Pen Argyl. The station will also
contain 52 private time-fill pumps to support its 55 vehicle fleet of waste
collection vehicles. The company anticipates reducing diesel consumption by
241,150 gallons in year one and 602,530 gallons annually by sixth year.