Presentation on theme: "Sacramento Re-designation Plan"— Presentation transcript:
1Sacramento Re-designation Plan Greater Sacramento Regional Clean Air Coalition “Sacramento Clean Cities”Sacramento Re-designation PlanPresented by Keith LeechChairman/CoordinatorMarch 2012
2Presentation Team Sacramento Clean Cities Officers Keith Leech, Chairman/CoordinatorTim Taylor, Vice ChairmanStakeholderBill Boyce, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
3Coalition BackgroundStand-alone, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization1994, officially designated as “The Greater Sacramento Regional Clean Air Coalition”
4Coalition Board & Staff Keith LeechPresidentCity of Sacramento FleetTim TaylorVice PresidentSacramento Air DistrictBob SummersettSecretary/TreasurerUC Davis Fleet (Retired)James CollinsDirectorSacramento County FleetJim GeachPlacer County FleetGreg GilbertAutumn Wind AssociatesEdward HuestisAFV Consulting ServicesLisa ChiladakisCalifornia Air Resources BoardSuzette VillanuevaSacramento Municipal Utility DistrictJon Van BogardClean Fuel USAKevin WeddleGolden State Natural GasPhil GuentherCalifornia Dept. of General ServicesBrian PepperPacific Gas & ElectricFreya ArickEx OfficioCicely GarnettDominic MerouxStudent Intern (paid)Emily Chen
5Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition Structure Monthly Meetings: Board meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month.Quarterly Meetings: Stakeholder meetings are held in conjunction with technology presentationsAnnual Meeting: Evaluating development of an annual 2012 “Stakeholder Meeting and Awards Ceremony” in October
6Sacramento Clean Cities Funding Current Funding StrategiesDOE Annual Contract – Level 3 for 2011Fees paid by attendees and sponsorships paid by vendors at major technology presentationsContracts:Current contract with Calstart for Propel OutreachPrior contracts with Public Solution Group (PSG) for Propane OutreachFuture Funding StrategyEvaluate potential for charging dues for affiliate (vendor) membersEvaluate strategies for assisting stakeholder members in securing and administering grants
7Coordinator Information Chair/Coordinator Keith LeechCoalition member since 2006, Chair from July 2010 to presentVolunteer position with Clean Cities hours per weekBackgroundFull-time position as Fleet manager for the City of Sacramento from 2005-presentBachelors of Science degree from the California State University of Sacramento in Business and Public Administration.Over 25 years, held progressively more responsible business administrative and operational management positions within the City of Sacramento’s Public Works and General Services departments.City of Sacramento Recognitions“100 Best” Government Fleets in North America by Government Fleet Magazine;7th Best government green Fleet in 2011
8Meet our Stakeholders City of Sacramento MunicipalitiesCity of SacramentoCity of Elk GroveCountiesCounty of SacramentoState AgenciesCalifornia Air Resources BoardCalifornia Department of General ServicesSpecial DistrictsSacramento Air DistrictUtilitiesSacramento Municipal Utility DistrictPacific Gas & ElectricAlternative Fuel and Infrastructure providersPropel Fuels (E-85, Biodiesel)Flyers Energy (E85, CNG)Clean Energy Fuels (CNG, LNG, RNG)Kamp’s Propane (Propane)Clean Fuels USA (Propane)49er Truck Stop (Propane, LNG)Coulomb (EV Infrastructure)Clipper Creek (EV Infrastructure)Roush Clean Tech (Propane)Transfer Flow, Inc. (Alt Fuel Training)
9Meet our Stakeholders (continued) Vehicle ProvidersToyota USASullivan Automotive Group (Volt)Mitsubishi (iCar)Nissan of Elk Grove (Leaf)EVi (BEV-HD truck)Chrysler (Ram 1500 PHEV)Riverview International (BEV eStar)Cummins West (HD-NG engines)Parker Hannifan (Hydraulic Hybrid Autocar & Freightliner)Western Truck (Propane trucks, Autocar refuse trucks)Sacramento Truck Center (LNG & Hybrid HD trucks)Local and Regional Community CollegesAmerican River CollegeYuba CollegeSchool DistrictsSacramento School Bus Consortium
10Current Projects and Activities DateLocationEventApril 25A-Z Bus Sales(2LPG School Bus and White FleetApril 26 & 27 (1Convention CenterTradeshow booth and one AFV technology seminarMay (TBA) (2State CapitolFirst HD BEV in California (UPS)June (TBA) (149er Truck StopLNG and LPG vehicles and technologiesJuly (TBA) (2Amtrak StationPlug-in Commuter Locomotive Ribbon CuttingOctober 18 (1Auto MuseumAllt. fuels vehicles, technologies, funding, infrastructureNovember (TBA) (2TBA125 Diesel Pumps Converted to ElectricOn-goingAFV Technician, First Responder and Electrician TrainingWeekly e-blasts to StakeholdersTechnology webinars for Stakeholders incorporated into board meetingsCoalition is leadCoalition is partnering
11Current Projects and Activities PartnershipsJoint efforts with other coalitionsWe have begun actively partnering with the East Bay Clean Cities CoalitionWe have begun coordinating with the four other Coalitions in Northern CaliforniaGreenwise SacramentoDevelop 10MM gal/year of renewable fuel useDevelop1MM gal/year of renewable fuel productionCapital Area Plug-in Electric Vehicle Coordinating Council (CAPEVCC) & Plug-in Vehicle Statewide CollaborativePromote the use of plug-in electric vehicles in the Sacramento areaCreate consistent best management practices to simplify their introduction
12Alternative Fuel Vehicles CountyFlex FuelPropaneElectricNatural GasTotalButte2,45025831422,700El Dorado2,0351435692,153Placer5,1157881826,110Sacramento17,0481946853,81921,746Solano4,244261353874,792Sutter1,306613651,390Yolo4,481302162364,963Yuba829474388337,5083241,9624,94344,737Source: California Energy Commission
15Coalition Vision: Where are We Headed? Expand stakeholder baseFederal, State and Transit fleets are underrepresentedWork with National Partners ProgramImprove participation by fleets with increased LNG and LPG activitiesImprove participation by fleets and improve knowledge by the general public with increased E85, Biodiesel and PEV activitiesImplement the Greenwise renewable fuels goalsIncreased outreach and education through workshops and events, webinars and training
16Training Contract with: California Employment Training Panel (ETP); andSacramento Employment Training Agency (SETA)Create 8 – 12 technician training programs in 2012:Electricians: Electric and Plug In Hybrid Vehicle infrastructureFirst Responders: Fire, Police, Tow Truck Operators - EV, PHEV, Alt fuels safetyService Mechanics and Technicians: Electric and hydraulic hybrids, electric vehicles, alternative, bio and renewable fuel vehicles, energy efficiency and alternative fuel technologies;Fleet Managers:Analysis & evaluation of alternative fuel and advanced technology EV & hybrid vehicles into fleets;
17Increased Deployment of AFVs Distribution of information regarding economic, emissions, energy security and climate change benefit of alternative fuelsSupport continued efforts of local and national fleet partnersWork with dealerships to promote AFV loaner programsUse of webinars and to promote AFV voucher programsEncourage dealerships as members of the coalition and include AFV messaging in their advertisementsDevelop a regional AFV purchasing consortium with public and private agencies including a “total cost of ownership” financing componentCreate a major price/lease rate package with national fleet partnersSeek grants for alt fuel vehicle purchasing discounts
18Eco Driving Public and Private Fleets Idle Reduction Power Packs Public EducationFleet EducationPower PacksPolice CarsService VehiclesLand Use and Public EducationEco Driving CampaignTraffic CalmingParking StrategiesComplete Streets Community DesignVMT reduction through land use planning and TMA membership
193-Year Petroleum Displacement Goals Undertake projects resulting in an increase in petroleum displacement of 5 percent over three years and 15 percent by 2020Greenwise Sacramento Program: 10MM gal/yr renewable diesel including a 1MM/gal renewable diesel manufacturing effortCapital Area Plug-In Electric Vehicle Coordinating Council. This has brought $775k in DOE and CEC grants for regional EV planning and infrastructure.1 MM EPA grant + $3MM Moyer funds used to electrify 125 diesel agricultural water pumps$2,100 contract with Calstart to promote approximately 25 new Propel’s E85 and Biodiesel stations in our regionWork with Kamp’s Propane and Roush to augment regional propane vehicles and infrastructureWork with Clean Energy and Cascade Sierra Solutions to increase regional LNG and CNG infrastructureWork with Clean World Partners, North State Rendering, Sierra Energy and Clean Energy to introduce renewable transportation fuels in the region
20Plug-in Electric Vehicle Support Sacramento region is very active supporting the first wave of plug-in electric vehicles.Early launch market for both the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan LeafU.S. DOE ARRA Plug-in Electric Vehicle OEM Demonstration PartnerGeneral Motors (12 Chevrolet Volts)Chrysler (15 Ram Pickup Trucks)General Motors/Ford/Daimler (Coulomb Charging Station Program)California Energy Commission SupportMatch funding for all ARRA Projects listedAdditional funding for statewide charging station retrofit program with Clipper Creek Incorporated.
21Regional PEV Readiness Efforts are Ongoing Regional readiness efforts are being led by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) in partnership with GSRCAC, Sacramento Air Quality Management District, Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Valley VisionThree sources of funding to support the effortU.S. DOE Funding through South Coast AQMD and the California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative ($75K)California Energy Commission AB 118 ($200K)SMUD ARRA Grant with General Motors ($500K)Public Infrastructure PlanningRegional Building Codes Harmonization and StreamliningCommunication, Public Outreach & Development Best Practices ToolkitsEmergency Responder Training
22Sacramento Municipal Utility District is very active with PEV Support U.S. DOE ARRA Grant Partnership with General Motors and ChryslerActive PEV Customer Support Program since December of 2010Off peak incentive electricity ratesEducation and outreach with installation contractors and municipal utility inspectorsExtensive grid impact planningLocal policy development supportEducation and Outreach supportMarch 10 PEV Workshop example
23Current Projects and Activities 2010 Regional Alternative Fuel UseAlternative Fuel Use2010 Stakeholder Reported2010 CEC Reported2011 Stakeholder ReportedBiodiesel (gallons)420,265152,044E85 (gallons)441,046776,978784,473Natural Gas (GGE)6,244,36711,511,3356,244,207Electricity–On-Road LD Vehicles (GGE)29,659643,56661,527Electricity–On Road MD/HD Transit Vehicles (GGE)329,501TOTAL6,935,220**13,681,6457,244,814*** Data from California Energy Commission (CEC). Values have increased from previous reports because the CEC data is much more inclusive**Total is greater than the sum of the categories as LPG vehicles and fuel economy improvements are not noted in this chart.
24Coalition Sustainability: Funding Activities to Increase Financial SustainabilitySeek nominal participant fees for workshops and eventsSeek industry grants and event sponsorships for workshops and future interns/staffSeek grant opportunities and partnering opportunities with other agencies in exchange for services and eventsImplement a membership dues structureIf Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition had more funding, :Hire a paid coordinatorHire paid support staffProvide increased management and technician trainingImplement improved outreach equipment such as a loaner computer, flat panel display, create marketing videos, acquire communications software (go to meeting, webcasting)
25Coordinator and Support Volunteer Time Commitments Current StaffingCoordinator currently works hours per week (in-kind)Co-coordinator currently works hours per week (in-kind)Interns and contract staff work hours/week (paid)Future StaffingOver the past 18 months, the work effort necessary to manage the Coalition has increased significantly due to the increasing requirements and accountability required by the DOEWithin 3 years, the work necessary to operate the Coalition as currently projected could easily increase to 60 hours per weekThe ChallengeIn order to function at the level that we are projecting, we will need to identify funding streams or find a way to secure in-kind staff time from more organizations.
26Coordinator Succession Plan The Vice Chair currently fills in for the Chair in his absence and will continue to do soThe Coalition by-laws provide for a process to fill vacant officer and director positionsThe coalition maintains hard copy and electronic files of all important coalition documents and correspondence in a central location (Secretary/Treasurer maintains files).Duplicate electronic files are maintained by the Chair and the Vice-Chair and all files are regularly backed up to storage devicesMaintain a back-up electronic files of important documents
27Coordinator TrainingCoordinator & Co-coordinator have both attended “Coordinator 101”Coordinator and Co-coordinator have both taken several Clean Cities University Online Learning System including:Clean Cities' e-ToolsCoordinator BasicsLaws and RegulationsVehicle and Fuel TechnologiesCoordinator or co-coordinator participate in monthly Western Region Clean Cities Coordinators calls
28Coalition Challenges/Barriers to Success Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition’s biggest challenges:Running our organization with all-volunteer management and student internsBudget constraints…economy (i.e. businesses and government agencies find it difficult to pay dues)Lack of secure funding sourcesHere are the steps we’re taking to address those challenges:Seeking further partnerships to leverage available funding opportunitiesConsider Pursuit of the “Coalition Mentoring Program”Here’s how DOE, its labs and contractors can help us succeed:Tools such as calculators (i.e. VICE model, Fleet Analytics, etc.), putting dollar value on carbon offsets,Online surveysEmissions AnalysisPhysically Locate the Western Regional Manager in the Western Region
29In SummarySacramento Clean Cities has provided significant support in petroleum-reduction efforts within our region through grants and enhanced education. Re-designation would allow for these efforts to continue and would allow for our future plans to be initiated.