Press Release from Greater Indiana Clean Cities

Indianapolis, IN | JEM Energy, LLC., a division of Johnson Melloh, Inc., a full service energy solutions company offering building efficiency upgrades and renewable energy solutions, added a new tool to their arsenal in order to help Indiana businesses reduce their energy costs.

This month JEM Energy opened their first, public access compressed natural gas fueling station at the Johnson –Melloh Corporate offices, 5925 Stockberger Place, Indianapolis, IN 46241. Phase two of the existing station will boast the only photovoltaic powered CNG station in the Midwest. Construction on the canopy that will be covered with 100,000 watts of solar modules is expected to be completed by Spring of 2015. “We are excited to leverage our expertise in photovoltaics into the JEM Energy CNG fill station. Seldom do you see the rare combination of fossil fuel and renewable power resources merged together in this fashion. “, said Nick Melloh, President of Johnson – Melloh and JEM Energy.

As rising fuel prices continue, consumers and fleets are looking for a way to reduce their fuel usage and costs. This trend and the predictions that the U.S. has a 100 – 150 year supply of natural gas is why the demand for natural gas fueling is on the rise. There are over 1,400 public and private CNG stations in the U.S. today and this number is growing rapidly.

“This station fills a need for compressed natural gas fueling on the near west side of Indianapolis.”, stated Nick Melloh, President of Johnson-Melloh, parent company of JEM Energy. Melloh went on to state that “When we realized the many benefits CNG brought to our fleet of vans and trucks, we wanted other fleet operators to experience them too; this public station is the first step!”

Nick Melloh added “we have been running CNG in our fleet for over two years, and installed private fueling to serve our needs. We now offer fleet operators an analysis to determine if CNG is right for their operations. If it is, we can establish a performance contract, with the fleet, to deploy CNG by utilizing the fuel cost savings to, overtime, pay for the project. This agreement allows fleets to defer up front cost of vehicle purchase; freeing up capital.” Call Johnson-Melloh or the Greater Indiana Clean Cities to learn more.
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Johnson-Melloh, Inc., founded 1976, is a LEED-accredited provider of preventative maintenance and on-call mechanical services for a wide variety of refrigeration, process piping, HVAC, plumbing and other applications. JMI serves a wide range of end markets including K-12 schools, universities, government, hospitals, industrial, commercial and biomedical.

The Greater Indiana Clean Cities works, with fleets across Indiana, to advances the nation’s environmental, economic and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce foreign oil consumption in transportation. Greater Indiana Clean Cities is a Clean Cities Coalition designated under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program, housed in the Vehicle Technologies Program a Division of EERE.