In 1995, The City of Norwich, Connecticut received its inaugural designated as a US Department of Energy Clean Cities Coalition, and appointed its municipal utility department, Norwich Public Utilities (NPU), as program administrator. The Norwich Area Coalition serves a population of approximately 392,000 people within the New London and Windham counties in the eastern portion of Connecticut. It is one of nearly 100 coalitions that exist throughout the United States.
The Norwich Clean Cities Coalition is led by a coordinator appointed by NPU. NPU owns and operates one of the largest municipal fleets of AFVs in the State of Connecticut, and the only public access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Eastern Connecticut. Financial support for the Coalition is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, federal and state grants, and NPU. Coalition stakeholders are not charged any membership dues. For more information about becoming a stakeholder, click here.
Clean Cities is a U.S. Department of Energy initiative established in 1993 in response to the Energy Policy Act of 1992. The mission of the Clean Cities program is to promote the use of alternative fuels for transportation with the goals of reducing our dependence on foreign oil and improving air quality through the use of domestically produced, cleaner burning alternative fuels and fuel reduction strategies.
Since its inception, Clean Cities coalitions have replaced over 5 billion gallons of petroleum with alternative fuels.
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