Besides the opening of the new public facility that will serve the general public and National Grid’s fleet, the north-eastern gas supplier is expanding its clean vehicle capacity with the purchase of 33 compressed natural gas units and the opening of two more new CNG stations in Albany and Syracuse.
“Because of The Recovery Act, we are moving forward with infrastructure improvements that are laying the groundwork for a clean energy future that will reduce our reliance on imported fuels,” said congressman Paul Tonko, who attended the inauguration.
In turn, NYSERDA’s president and CEO Francis J. Murray stated that federal stimulus funds across New York State are helping to build a transportation system that emits fewer harmful emissions and is less dependent on imported petroleum. “I commend the leaders of National Grid for their commitment to advancing clean fuels and vehicles, and thank Tonko and our congressional delegation for their work to secure these stimulus funds that will help improve both our economy and our environment,” he said.
Source: New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)