Following a 2014 study of green initiatives, the City of Red Deer made the decision to move its bus fleet away from diesel fuel and adopt compressed natural gas (CNG). The municipality chose CNG buses over all other bus alternatives due to their financial, operational, environmental, public health, and mobility benefits. This fleet transition included designing, building and commissioning a new CNG fueling station, as well as renovating the city’s transit garage to facilitate maintenance and indoor parking for the CNG buses.
Red Deer worked in conjunction with consultants Pura Energy and Jenmar Concepts to source an experienced equipment supplier and maintenance provider for the CNG station that would deliver the city with a high level of confidence that their CNG buses would roll out every day. Clean Energy was selected to supply the CNG station's equipment and provide on-going training and maintenance services.