Alternative Fuels

PEC maintains a key staff and associated consultants that have a long history of active involvement in all engineering aspects of evaluating the use of all alternative fuels and converting a vehicle fleet from gasoline or diesel to an alternative fuel.  Our staff’s expertise provides for cost-effective and efficient planning of a fleet’s conversion to the use of alternative fuels.

Our alternative fuels team will analyze vehicle mileage and fueling characteristics to efficiently size the engineering components of both fast- and slow-fill CNG fueling facilities and the required storage for other alternative fuels.  A PEC fleet assessment report will optimize the transition process for a fleet to ensure it takes advantage of available incentives for appropriate vehicles for conversion.  Varying fueling facility configurations and fueling logistic scenarios will be analyzed to provide a thorough review of capital costs, fuel savings and payback periods.

PEC's comprehensive planning and feasibility analysis also includes an overview assessment of the status of all alternate fuels, an estimate of the volume of emission pollutants eliminated by conversion to alternate fuel, and a regulatory and financial evaluation. The firm can also provide services related to financing by lease purchase, bond elections, and grant assistance. The firm's comprehensive planning and design approach will ensure a coordinated and fiscally responsible implementation of an alternative fuels conversion program.

PEC staff has worked on the following fleet alternative fuel projects over the last 15 years:

  • EXCO Resources- Fleet Assessment Study and Design of CNG Fueling Facility
  • EBR Parish DPW – Fleet Assessment Study and Design of CNG Fueling Facility
  • St Charles Parish School Board – Fleet Assessment Study and Design of CNG Fueling Facility
  • Entergy Corporation- Design of CNG Fueling Facilities
  • St Charles Parish DPW- Fleet Assessment Study
  • East Baton Rouge Parish School Board- Fleet Alternative Regulatory Compliance Study and Fleet Assessment
  • BREC- Fleet Assessment Study
  • Greater Baton Rouge Metro Airport- Grant Application and Fleet Assessment Study and Design of CNG Fueling Facility
  • Southern University- Fleet Assessment Study
  • Morgan City- Fleet Assessment and Design of CNG Fueling Facility
  • LA DOTD – Design of CNG Fueling Facility
  • US Postal Service – Design of CNG Fueling Facility
  • Lafayette Parish Depart. of Public Works – Design of CNG Fueling Facility
  • Lafayette Parish School Board – Design of CNG Fueling Facility