CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Nov 6, 2015) - Trillium CNG™ held a grand opening event at the newest public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station today at the Glenwood Food & Fuel Shell West Mart located at 0023 Mel Ray Rd, Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Although Western Tank Lines is the station's anchor fleet, the facility will be open to anyone looking to fuel a CNG vehicle.
The new facility, located just north of I-70 at Exit 114 in West Glenwood, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and features one dual-hose dispenser with two-lane access. Trillium will operate and maintain the new station.
"Western Tank Lines is excited to integrate CNG trucks into our fleet and fuel at the Trillium CNG station in Glenwood Springs," said Al Butler, President of Western Tank Lines. "CNG presents the opportunity to use a domestic fuel source with lower price volatility than gasoline and diesel while producing fewer tailpipe emissions.
This is the second Trillium CNG station in Colorado. The company built and operates a private CNG station in Glenwood Springs. The station supports the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority's VelociRFTA Bus Rapid Transit which provides service to Aspen and Grand Hogback service to Rifle.
"We are pleased to be able to bring compressed natural gas to Glenwood Springs," said Mark Barton, vice-president capital projects for Trillium CNG. "The state of Colorado has been at the forefront of the natural gas movement and clearly understands the real environmental and economic benefits CNG provides. Our high performance fast-fill stations are built with the safety, reliability and technology heavy-duty fleets have come to depend on."
Garfield County has also reached out in support of the natural gas fueling station.
"We supported the development of the Glenwood Springs CNG station with a $90,000 grant. We understand the value of using locally-produced natural gas for transportation, and are working to switch vehicles in the county fleet to CNG over the coming years," said Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky.
The new Trillium Glenwood Springs CNG station is also supported by a $10,000 grant from the City of Glenwood Springs, a $90,000 grant from Garfield County and a $442,880 grant from the State of Colorado's Alt Fuels Colorado grant program, which is funded by the Federal Highway Administration.
"The principal infrastructure goal of the Alt Fuels Colorado program is to create a statewide system of publicly accessible compressed natural gas fueling stations along major transportation corridors in Colorado, in turn removing barriers to the state's natural gas vehicle market. The forthcoming station in Glenwood Springs will fill a critical network link along Interstate 70," said Wes Maurer, transportation program manager for the Colorado Energy Office.
"The Glenwood Springs City Council is pleased to see construction begin on the Trillium CNG fueling station, and we look forward to the station opening this fall," said Glenwood Springs Mayor Mike Gamba. "Offering public CNG fueling helps diversify our local economy, and will give people an incentive to buy CNG vehicles."
About Trillium CNG:
Trillium CNG is a leading provider of CNG to fleets, and also offers complete facility design, construction, operation and maintenance services. Our focus is on fueling heavy-duty fleets that require high-performance solutions. For more information, visit www.TrilliumCNG.com. Trillium CNG is a business unit of WEC Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC).
About WEC Energy Group:
WEC Energy Group (NYSE: WEC), based in Milwaukee, is one of the nation's premier energy companies, serving 4.4 million customers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, and Minnesota.
The company's principal utilities are We Energies, Wisconsin Public Service, Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas, Michigan Gas Utilities, and Minnesota Energy Resources. The company's other major subsidiary, We Power, designs, builds and owns electric generating plants.
WEC Energy Group (wecenergygroup.com), a component of the S&P 500, has approximately $29 billion of assets, 9,000 employees and 60,000 stockholders of record.