The Department of Community and Economic Development announced that Pennsylvania is expanding its commitment to advance clean and alternative energy sources with the investment of more than $3.4 million in grants through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). The CFA approved four projects through the state’s Alternative and Clean Energy (ACE) Program including two CNG stations in Allegheny County.
“The Corbett administration recognizes the importance of expanding our investments in the energy sector as we continue to make Pennsylvania a leader in the field,” said Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker. “Our investments in alternative and clean energy continue to result in cost savings for businesses and residents as well as new jobs for Pennsylvanians.”
Ariel Holdings LP, a subsidiary of American Natural Retail, LLC, will receive a $720,000 grant for the construction of a public CNG station located in Harmar Township. Located at the intersection of 910 and Rich Hill Road, it also neighbors Pitt Ohio’s new trucking terminal, and will directly support the conversion of a portion of Pitt Ohio’s trucking fleet from diesel to gas. Based on current demand, this station will displace over 500,000 gallons per year of diesel, with the potential to displace up to 3,500,000 per year at full capacity.
The other project involves Hypatia Holdings LP, also subsidiary of American Natural Retail, LLC, which will get a $600,000 grant for the construction of a CNG station located at Franklin Park Borough. It will have public access and will be located at 2619 Wexford Bayne Road in Sweickley. The location currently houses an abandoned gasoline station that Hypatia will renovate. Based on current demand, it will displace more than 100,000 gallons per year of gasoline and diesel.
Source: Department of Community and Economic Development