ATTEi awarded contract from San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas Company

CNG vehicle training programs will be conducted for utility customers

May, 2010

The ATTEi has been awarded a contract from San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas Company to conduct compressed natural gas (CNG) Vehicle Training Programs. The programs will be conducted to the utilities customers; San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas Company are subsidiaries of Sempra Energy. While final contract discussions are still taking place, the training to be provided will occur throughout the utilities service region covering southern and central California.

The key objectives for this training are safety, reliability and education. As with all vehicles, customers that operate CNG vehicle fleets need specific knowledge and training to safely and reliably refuel and maintain their CNG vehicle fleet. To this end, one set of courses will educate customers on how to conduct periodic inspections of CNG vehicle fueling systems focused on CNG tanks.

Also, CNG-powered engines are not dissimilar from gasoline- or diesel-powered engines, but there are enough differences to make CNG engine maintenance courses for fleet mechanics an ideal way to enhance the reliability of CNG vehicles. The second set of courses will focus on heavy-duty CNG technician training.

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