PSC chief brings clean energy tour to Albany

PSC chief brings clean energy tour to Albany
The city of Douglas already uses compressed natural gas (WALB image)
The city of Douglas already uses compressed natural gas (WALB image)
The Albany James H. Gray Civic Center (WALB image)
The Albany James H. Gray Civic Center (WALB image)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols will be in Albany in two weeks for the 6th annual Clean Energy and Alternative Fueled Vehicles Roadshow. It is set for the Albany Civic Center, on Tuesday June 21, 2016 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The tour promotes powering vehicles and farm equipment with natural gas, propane and electric power, solar energy, grant opportunities with USDA, GEFA and more

This event is hosted by the City of Albany and AGL Energy Services with a preview of Albany Transit Facility new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Station.

Here is the itinerary-

12 noon: Bus departs Albany Civic Center and Government Services Building for Transit Facility

12:15-12:30p.m. Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Demonstration (CNG Bus and CNG Bi-Fuel Police Interceptor)

12:30 p.m. Bus Returns to Government Services Building/Civic Center

Albany Civic Center Lunch and Energy Seminar Immediately Following

Special Guest Speakers include:

•Mayor - City of Albany

•Sharon Subadan – Albany City Manager

•Wes Smith, City of Albany


•Becoming a "Clean City" Funding opportunities for projects: Partnership for Clean Transportation- Don Francis

•Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Infrastructure Update and Key Considerations in Preparing a CNG Station Project

•Georgia Power – Infrastructure rebate program for EV Charging

•Georgia's Solar Energy Future and Energy Storage Solutions- Hannah Solar

•Georgia's Water – Energy nexus – Georgia Environmental Finance Authority

•The Best Practices of the #2 Best Fleet In America™ DeKalb County, GA

•Propane Uses for Vehicles, Off-Road and Agricultural applications

•The All-Electric Nissan LEAF for fleets

•USDA grants and the Rural Energy for America funding Program (REAP)

•Georgia's Energy Policy Future and the State Legislature Study Committee

Albany will be demonstrating compressed natural gas fueling at their newly upfitted bus transit facility followed by the showcase and seminar at the Civic Center. Procter & Gamble's manufacturing plant has completed the largest biomass furnace in the state.  Georgia Power and the Navy are building a 44 Megawatt solar facility on the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany.

The Clean Energy Roadshow will visit eight cities from Dahlonega to Savannah, and highlight Georgia's energy outlook and the advancements in vehicle technology, agricultural equipment and clean power generation that bring cost-cutting and revenue generating opportunities to local governments and private industry.

Events are free and open to the public but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit

The Roadshow continues at the following dates and locations

Americus, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hosted by Georgia Southwestern State University

Savannah. Thursday, June 23, 2016, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Hosted by Savannah Technical College

Savannah. Friday, June 24, 2016, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Hosted by the Georgia Municipal Association at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center

Cobb County, Monday, July 18, 2016, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hosted by the Riverside Epicenter.

Dahlonega, Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Hosted by the University of North Georgia.

Gwinnett County, Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hosted by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.

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