Freight Electrification Pilot Project Report

Over the last few years, the Electrification Coalition (EC) supported freight electrification pilot projects of several large national and international companies (‘pilot partners’). We worked with these companies to better understand their challenges in implementing pilot electrification projects and identify best practices. This report contains challenges we identified throughout the process, as well as suggested solutions to overcome said challenges. 

V2X Implementation Guide

The SAFE-EC V2X Implementation Guide and Mutual Aid Agreement Template for Using Vehicle-to-Everything-Enabled Electric School Buses as Mobile Power Units to Enhance Resilience During Emergencies (guide) describes the potential to use V2X-enabled ESBs as alternative emergency backup power sources during outages. The guide includes detailed steps for emergency managers and responders and other key stakeholders, such as school districts, school facility managers, and electric utilities, to take before, during, and after an emergency to deploy bidirectionally enabled ESBs to provide emergency backup power. The guide recommends that V2X-enabled ESBs become recognized resources within the federal National Incident Management System and integrated into emergency plans in accordance with the Incident Command System. Such actions can expand interest in, and accelerate the deployment of, these technologies.  

The guide also identifies potential federal funding opportunities that could facilitate the deployment of V2Xenabled ESBs for resilience purposes. Part II of the guide consists of a Mutual Aid Agreement (MAA) template with specific elements that are necessary to have in place and that merit agreement by relevant parties, so ESBs can be readily deployed during emergencies.  

Utilizing ESBs to power critical facilities in emergencies will enhance infrastructure resilience, save lives, and strengthen our energy and national security. 

NEVI Principles For Second-Year State Plans

The National EV Infrastructure (NEVI) program is a foundational program that will accelerate EV adoption. The program calls for building a network of EV charging stations along designated alternative-fueled corridors (AFCs), enabling consumers to get from place to place easily and eliminating range anxiety. The Joint Office on Energy and Transportation provides requirements on how the NEVI funding can be spent, and information can be found on their website. The EC has outlined additional principles that states can follow for the submission of their second-year state plans.

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