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2 Who We Are Sean Reed, Executive Director 501(c)3 nonprofit 15 staff members More than $55M in projects Projects and Services Alternative fuel infrastructure development Alternative fuel vehicle deployment Municipal energy consulting Commercial & residential audits Renewable energy assessments Clean Energy Coalition

3 Clean Energy Coalition Divisions Helping home and business owners assess critical needs and craft practical, affordable, and sustainable energy strategies. Building public and private partnerships to help communities become healthier more energy independent. Moving fleets forward with clean vehicle technologies to reduce the use of petroleum.

4 Mobility Division

5 Alternative Fuels Biodiesel (B100, B20) Electricity Ethanol (E85) Hydrogen Methanol Natural gas Propane Blended Fuels Biodiesel/diesel blends (B2, B5) Ethanol/gasoline blends (E10) Hydrogen/natural gas blends (HCNG) Clean Cities Alternative Fuels Portfolio

6 Michigans Clean Cities Ann Arbor (1999) Detroit (1996) Lansing (2003) West Michigan Already Over $55M of Clean Cities Alternative Fuel Investments in the State

7 PEV Community Readiness U.S. Dept. of Energy Clean Cities Workshop: July 2010 Plug-In Electric Vehicle and Infrastructure Community Readiness Included speakers and panelists from OEMs, policy makers, local governments, technology providers, academics, etc. Collected lessons learned and real experiences from PEV efforts in communities Summary of actions communities can take to prepare for wide-scale deployment of PEVs

8 Consumer Experience Early PEV adoption Drivers freedom may be limited Confusion, complexity, uncertainty, and cost Successful preparedness ensures consumers have: Convenience Confidence Clarity Choice

9 PEV Community Preparation Issues to be addressed: Planning Permitting Charging Emergency Response Work in tandem with: Utilities Auto Dealers Charging Manufacturers Independent System Installers State Agencies (public service commissions) DOE: Communities Take Action Now

10 Challenges & Barriers Charging duration and intervals Charging infrastructure Permitting Technician training Emergency response Ownership and repair costs

11 Charging Needs: Location Residential Non-Residential –Commercial depot charging –Workplace charging –Public charging

12 Charging Needs: Equipment Consumers may need to wait for equipment and installation of equipment after vehicles are purchased Intervals are lengthy –Level I (120 volt): 8-20 hours; standard three pronged household plug –Level II (240 volt): 3-8 hours; requires installation of special equipment Permitting will be required for level II equipment installation Confidence with installation requires trained professionals Emergency response professionals will need training Utilities will need to track and prepare for high volume areas Cities may need to make revisions to regulations, codes, and standards

13 Local Action To-Do List Partnerships Planning Permitting Incentives Role of the Dealer/Automakers Utility Preparation Local/City Infrastructure Preparation

14 Partnerships Designate a forum, entity or other mechanism to bring parties together: Community preparation takes time Many agencies and entities need to be involved in the process Face to face meetings and reason for buy-in

15 Contact Matt Sandstrom x 27 Division Manager Detroit Area Clean Cities Coordinator Interim West Michigan Clean Cities Coordinator Lisa Warshaw x 23 Project Manager Ann Arbor Clean Cities Coordinator

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