LCF September 2020 Newsletter Print

    Valued Clean Fuel Stakeholders, Members and Enthusiasts:

    Greetings! The LCF staff are still mostly working from home and can't wait to get networking with you all in person again. Thank you to everyone who participated in our "In Person Event" survey. We will take your suggestions to heart and we will adjust our 20th Anniversary Gala / Clean Fuel Leader Awards plans accordingly. Stay tuned for some exciting announcements!

    In order to give you all more time to get your nominations in, we have decided to extend the nomination process for another couple of weeks for the Katry Martin Award nominations. Please take a few minutes to nominate a Clean Fuel Leader who you feel would honor the legacy of Katry Martin. More information can be found here.

    Now that we have hosted our first couple of webinars, we feel like pros. In this issue of the LCF Clean Fuel News, you will see that we have created two new webinar series about electric vehicles. We are also hosting a stakeholder style update titled: "Where are we now? A look at Louisiana's alternative fuel programs and infrastructure." Get the latest on successful Clean Cities projects and programs as well as what our state agencies are doing to support cleaner transportation - such as the Volkswagen Settlement and the FHWA Alternative Fuel Corridors programs.

    Our summer interns have gone back to their respective universities and a new group of fall interns has started at LCF! We can't wait to see what great projects they come up with this semester!

    Until we meet again... stay safe & curious,

    Ann Vail
    Executive Director
    Louisiana Clean Fuels

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    Gilbarco Veeder-Root

    Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the worldwide technology leader for retail and commercial fueling operations offering the broadest range of integrated solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store and head office. For over 150 years, Gilbarco Veeder-Root has earned the trust of its customers by providing long-term partnership, uncompromising support, and proven reliability. Major product lines include fuel dispensers, point-of-sale systems, payment solutions, tank gauges, retail software development and integration and fleet management systems. For more information, please visit: www.gilbarco.com.

    Latest News:

    Learn about EV Charging 101 on Gilbarco Veeder-Root's blog!

    Gilbarco Veeder-Root Introduces Amps2Go, A Smart Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charger


    XL Fleet

    XL Fleet is the leading provider of vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets in North America, with more than 100 million miles driven by customers such as The Coca-Cola Company, Verizon, Yale University and the City of Boston. XL’s hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems can increase fuel economy up to 25-50 percent and reduce carbon dioxide emissions up to 20-33 percent, decreasing operating costs and meeting sustainability goals while enhancing fleet operations. XL's plug-in hybrid electric drive system was named one of TIME magazine's best inventions of 2019. To learn more, visit www.xlfleet.com.

    Latest News:

    View the XL Fleet and Clean Cities webinar: Simple Path to Electrifying Your Fleet (July 2020)


    Area Wholesale Tire

    Area Wholesale Tire is a wholesale company offering one of the best selections of brands and highest quality service in the industry. Learn more at www.areawholesale.com.

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    Transportation Electrification for Utilities Webinar Series

    Part 1: MULTI-PORT, 1+MW CHARGING SYSTEM FOR MEDIUM- AND HEAVY-DUTY EVS: WHAT WE KNOW AND WHAT IS ON THE HORIZON?

    Part 1: Wednesday, September 16th | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
     
    Louisiana Clean Fuels Webinar Wednesday Series:  

    EV experts from Oncor Electric Delivery LLC and Argonne National Laboratory will share insights on recent developments and obstacles on defining required resources for informed planners of medium-duty and heavy-duty electric vehicle charging infrastructure. In-depth technical issues will be covered, with emphasis on minimizing charging location footprint of equipment for charging systems from 100kW to 1MW and above installations. Consequences of managed vs unmanaged charging networks will be addressed that directly impact capital equipment and operating costs.

    Speakers:

    • Ted Bohn, Principle Engineer: Smart Metering/Electric Vehicle-Smart Charging Standards, Argonne National Laboratory
    • David Treichler, Director Strategy and Technology, Oncor Electric Delivery LLC

    Part 2: Multi-Port, 1+MW Charging System for Medium- and Heavy-Duty EVs

    Part 2: Wednesday, September 23rd | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
     
    Louisiana Clean Fuels Webinar Wednesday Series:  

    In this webinar, Trucking and EV experts from NACFE, HDR Inc., and Argonne National Laboratory will review the West Coast Clean Transit Corridor Initiative objectives and status. MD/HD electric vehicle charging usage modeling activities will be covered along with possible scenarios for upgrading existing truck stops to accommodate widespread EV trucking adoption. Adjacent technology and deployment effects of zero-emission truck requirements such as the CARB Advanced Clean Trucks Rule and CA transport refrigeration unit (TRU) zero-emission programs (shore power) can lead to leveraged investments for EV charging and shore power for overnight parking. The session will also look ahead to near future charging technology developments headed to pilot deployment in the coming year.

    Speakers:

    • Ted Bohn, Principle Engineer: Smart Metering/Electric Vehicle-Smart Charging Standards, Argonne National Laboratory
    • Fernando Garcia, Vice President, HDR Inc.
    • David Schaller, North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE)

     

    Transportation Electrification for Utilities:  Preparing Utilities for EVs

    NEW DATE: Wednesday, September 30th  | 10 AM - 11:30 AM CDT
     
    Louisiana Clean Fuels Webinar Wednesday Series:  

    Rescheduled due to Hurricane Laura: On September 30th, EV experts from Entergy and AEP will share their best practices, lessons learned, and forecast in order to help utilities that are just getting started with developing their own proactive programs for EVs and infrastructure. The most successful electrification programs implemented by utilities have the guidance of a strategic plan, make the customer experience a priority, and incorporate standards and interoperability throughout the system.

    Speakers:

    • Ann Vail, Executive Director, LCF
    • Edward O'Brien, Senior Economist, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
    • Scott Barrios, Senior Account Manager, Entergy eTech
    • Jeff Lehman, Electric Transportation Manager, American Electric Power (AEP)



    Where Are We Now? A look at Louisiana's alternative fuel programs and infrastructure

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 5 PM-6 PM CDT
     

    Louisiana has made great strides with its alternative fuel programs. At this Zoom meeting, you will learn about successful Clean Cities projects and programs as well as what our state agencies are doing to support cleaner transportation - such as the Volkswagen Settlement and the FHWA Alternative Fuel Corridors programs.

    This webinar is being held in conjunction with the Midwest Green Transportation Forum & Expo. Clean Fuels Ohio hosts this regional conference every year to bring together fleets and solution-providers from all throughout the industry. The conference will be digital this year and is free to attend. Learn more at www.cleanfuelsohio.org/2020-midwest-green-transportation, and register for the conference with LCF's code "LACF"!

    Speakers:

    • Ann Vail, Executive Director & Coordinator, Louisiana Clean Fuels
    • Tyler Herrmann, Co-Coordinator, Louisiana Clean Fuels
    • Vivian Johnson, Environmental Scientist Manager Air Planning and Assessment Division, OEA, LA Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ)
    • Courtney Young, Director, Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership


    Fleet Electrification Webinar Series

    Fleet Electrification Part 1: 
    EV Market Watch - Work Trucks

    Wednesday, September 30th | 2 PM CDT
     
    Louisiana Clean Fuels Webinar Wednesday Series:  

    LCF is hosting a two-part webinar series for fleets to discuss electrification. Join us for Part 1 in the series: "EV Market Watch - Work Trucks!" Discover all of the options available on the market today and what vehicles are coming soon. The webinar will feature Michael Coates, the editor of the Clean Fleets Report who will facilitate a moderated discussion with Keith Brandis with the Volvo Lights project and Alexander Voets with Daimler Trucks North America to discuss existing news about their EV vehicle line ups and pilot programs.

    Speakers:

    • Michael Coates, Editor and Publisher, the Clean Fuel Report
    • Ann Vail, Executive Director & Coordinator, Louisiana Clean Fuels
    • Alexander Voets, eMobility Product Marketing and Sales Strategy Manager, Daimler Trucks North America
    • Keith Brandis, Vice President, Partnerships and Strategic Solutions, for North America, Volvo Group

    Fleet Electrification Part 2: 
    First Steps for Fleets Interested in EVs

    Wednesday, October 7th | 2 PM CDT
     
    Louisiana Clean Fuels Webinar Wednesday Series:  

    Register to learn about the differences between EVs and gaseous fueled vehicles, benefits of EVs, and total cost of ownership. This webinar will cover things to consider when making the decision to try EVs, fleet analysis and EV Suitability of your fleet, utilizing data and telematics to inform your EV procurement decisions, along with understanding the new networks and types of partnerships you will need.

    Covering:

    • Understanding differences between EVs and gaseous fueled vehicles, benefits of EVs; total cost of ownership. 
    • Things to consider when making the decision to try EVs - duty cycle, routes, engaging your utility. 
    • Fleet Analysis and EV Suitability of your fleet / utilizing data and telematics to inform your EV procurement decisions. 
    • Understanding the new networks and types of partnerships you will need 

     

    Speakers:

    • Ann Vail, Executive Director & Coordinator, Louisiana Clean Fuels
    • Mary Till, Director of Business Development, Sawatch Labs
    • Robert Mowat, Transportation Mobility Electrified Lead, HDR

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    Mark your calendar for the September 14-25th for the 2020 Midwest Green Transportation Forum & Expo! Clean Fuels Ohio hosts this regional conference every year to bring together fleets and solution-providers from all throughout the industry. The conference will be digital this year and is free to attend!

    Register for two weeks of discussion around the ever-changing transportation industry with experts from around the country. You'll receive the knowledge and tools you need to make the best decisions for your business.

    As part of our program partnership with Clean Fuels Ohio, LCF will be hosting a virtual stakeholder meeting during the conference to convene with all our partners. We will also be leading a VIP Virtual Exhibit Hall Tour during one of the conference days.

    You can get involved in this conference by registering here and use promo code “LACF” to notify Clean Fuels Ohio staff that you’re with Louisiana Clean Fuels. If you have any questions about the conference, feel free to reference the FAQ located at the bottom of the sponsorship package form and explore the conference website.

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    Louisiana Clean Fuels is a US Department of Energy Clean Cities Coalition, supported by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and member organizations. We are a non-profit organization serving fleets for over 20 years.

    The mission of Louisiana Clean Fuels, Inc. is to advance the nation’s environmental, economic, and energy security by supporting local actions to diversify transportation fuel options. Our goal is to show how advanced technologies and alternative fuels can help meet business and environmental goals. By providing objective data, technical resources, and the right connections, we help fleets find reliable alternative fuel vehicles that will stabilize or lower fuel costs.

    www.LouisianaCleanFuels.org  |  [email protected] | 225-342-7972

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