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PLUG-IN READY WEST MICHIGAN
JUNE 15, 2011 // KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN
Event sponsored by:
Clean Energy Coalition
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 Divisions
Building public and private
partnerships to help communities
become healthier more energy
independent.
Helping home and business owners
assess critical needs and craft
practical, affordable, and sustainable
energy strategies.
Moving fleets forward with clean
vehicle technologies to reduce the use
of petroleum.
Mobility Division
Clean Cities Alternative Fuels
Portfolio
Alternative Fuels
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Biodiesel (B100, B20)
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Electricity
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Ethanol (E85)
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Hydrogen
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Methanol
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Natural gas
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Propane
Blended Fuels
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Biodiesel/diesel blends
(B2, B5)
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Ethanol/gasoline blends
(E10)
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Hydrogen/natural gas
blends (HCNG)
Michigan’s Clean Cities
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Ann Arbor (1999)
Detroit (1996)
Lansing (2003)
West Michigan
Already Over $55M of Clean
Cities Alternative Fuel
Investments in the State
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
Consumer Experience
Early PEV adoption
•Drivers’ freedom may be limited
•Confusion, complexity, uncertainty, and cost
Successful preparedness ensures consumers have:
•Convenience
•Confidence
•Clarity
•Choice
PEV Community Preparation
DOE: Communities Take Action Now
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)
Challenges & Barriers
•Charging duration and intervals
•Charging infrastructure
•Permitting
•Technician training
•Emergency response
•Ownership and repair costs
Charging Needs: Location
•Residential
•Non-Residential
–Commercial depot charging
–Workplace charging
–Public charging
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
Local Action To-Do List
•Partnerships
•Planning
•Permitting
•Incentives
•Role of the Dealer/Automakers
•Utility Preparation
•Local/City Infrastructure Preparation
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
Contact
Matt Sandstrom
[email protected]
734.585.5720 x 27
Division Manager
Detroit Area Clean Cities Coordinator
Interim West Michigan Clean Cities Coordinator
Lisa Warshaw
[email protected]
734.585.5720 x 23
Project Manager
Ann Arbor Clean Cities Coordinator

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