Southwest Gas, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and U.S. Gain announced a partnership that will provide RTC’s transit buses with a cleaner, operationally cost-effective fuel source to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and decrease operating costs. The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN)-approved agreement allows Southwest Gas to provide RTC with environmentally friendly renewable natural gas to power most of the agency’s fleet. U.S. Gain was selected to supply the fuel.
“Southwest Gas is committed to stewarding a sustainable future through both our operations and the clean and affordable renewable natural gas we deliver to customers. Renewable natural gas is a powerful solution which will help our customers reduce GHG emissions. At 35%, the transportation sector makes up the largest percentage of GHG emissions in Nevada. This important and forward-thinking partnership demonstrates our ability to provide our valued customers and communities with sustainable energy solutions and technologies that are environmentally friendly,” said John Hester, CEO and President of Southwest Gas. “We are committed to providing clean energy for generations to come and are proud to join forces with the RTC and U.S. Gain to help expand sustainable transit options in Southern Nevada.”
“Renewable natural gas will provide the RTC with the ability to use clean fuel technology that is compatible with existing vehicles and fueling infrastructure,” commented M.J. Maynard, RTC CEO. “This is significant as it will help us reduce GHG emissions throughout Southern Nevada while saving up to $1.2 million in operating costs.”
“Collaboratives like this accelerate renewable natural gas adoption for fleets spanning industries and geographies,” said Bryan Nudelbacher, U.S. Gain’s Director of Business Development. “With experience managing over 30 development projects, we’re steadfast in connecting fleets with renewable natural gas supply, streamlining decarbonization efforts across their value chain.”
This collaboration supports efforts to reduce GHG emissions in Nevada to zero or near-zero levels by 2050.
Source: Southwest Gas