FirstElement Fuel – Hydrogen Fueling Station Fountain Valley, CA

Location: Fountain Valley, CA

Client: FirstElement Fuel


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Time Period: 2019-2020

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Project Description

First Element Fuel & True Zero are revolutionizing clean, eco-efficient automotive transportation through the development of a hydrogen fueling network that spans the state of California. By proliferating easily accessible hydrogen stations, they’re enabling the widespread adoption of electric fuel cell vehicles.  And bringing the future of true zero emissions into the here and now.

Our Role

FirstElement Fuel, Inc. contracted Johnson-Peltier to build several Hydrogen Fueling Stations throughout California.The Fountain Valley hydrogen station capacity is 1,200 kilograms and has four fueling positions with a total of five nozzles (four H70 nozzles and one H35 nozzle). It is the first hydrogen station in California serving passenger cars to have four fueling positions and the largest capacity to date.

Johnson-Peltier provided: Managed Permits w/ Municipalities, Coordination with Utilities, Installed 200A SCE Meter Main Pedestal, Installed 15kVA Transformer, Installed (4) Disconnects 480V & 120V, Installed Site-Wide Grounding, Installed Compressor Unit, Installed New Feeder & Utility Meter, Installed Transformer, Switchgear and PLC, Installed Galvanized Rigid Metal Conduit & Cabling, including all Seal Offs to meet area classification requirements, Installed Instrumentation Tubing & Valves, Installed Hydrogen Lines from Compress & Tanks to Dispensers, Installed Owner Furnished Cameras & Flame Detectors, Installed Lighting Control Panel, Coordinated activities with subcontractors to ensure maximum productivity at each site and minimize trade stacking, Document and verify all aspects of the electrical installation to minimize check out and commissioning activities, QA/QC Test and Document all Controls for Quality Assurance


2020 Project Excellence Award – National Electrical Contractor Association – Orange County Chapter


“Thank you for your valued contribution to the successful delivery of FirstElement Fuel Inc “True Zero” Hydrogen refueling program.

This extremely challenging program required work to be completed during and after hours under demanding deadlines ensuring that live gas stations were open for business 24/7 during construction. Your company established excellent working relationships with the on-site managers and your forward planning efforts managed to resolve all technical issues prior to starting a defined scope of work on all our projects. Your on-site managers made certain that you delivered outstanding quality control and your exceptional safety program ensured that construction areas were safe for construction workers and the public, at all times.

It is my pleasure to provide you with this letter of reference as your company delivered high quality and outstanding performance 100% of the time and your team was a pleasure to work with.”

– Dave Jordaan, Director of Projects and Construction, FirstElement Fuels, Inc.