NGV America Honors ECUA As Recepient of 2014 NGV Achievement Award

NGV America held an awards ceremony to honor the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) as the recipient of the 2014 NGV Achievement Award on Wednesday, November 12 during the 2014 NGV North America NGV Conference & Expo. The award presentation of the 2014 NGV Achievement Award was held at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri.The NGV Achievement Award recognizes ECUA for outstanding contributions to the advancement of natural gas as a vehicular fuel, outstanding educational leadership, vision, and innovation. The award was presented to Jim Roberts, ECUA public information officer by NGV America President Matthew Godlewski and Clean Vehicle Education Foundation President Doug Home, P.E. As a recipient of the national award, ECUA is now part of a select group of leaders whose hard work has been most impactful in advancing the NGV industry.NGV America President Matthew Godlewski said, “The NGV Achievement Award provides an important opportunity to recognize the contributions and accomplishments of our industry’s leaders.” ECUA maintains and operates the largest diversified NGV fleet in the State of Florida with a current roster of 100 vehicles and a projected total of 130 vehicles by October 2015. ECUA’s NGV program recorded fuel cost savings of $1.1 million 2012-2013, and $1.3 million 2013-2014. 

In addition, the NGV program has delivered over $350,000 in maintenance cost savings that are ultimately translated into additional cost-savings for ECUA customers.About ECUA: Originally founded as the Escambia County Utilities Authority in 1981, the Authority’s name was officially changed to the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority on June 29, 2004. The ECUA is a local governmental body, existing under the laws of the State of Florida to provide sanitation collection, water, and wastewater services.