SEO Idle Reduction Presentation


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Presented by Jean Beckwith, State Energy Office, at Wisconsin Clean Cities Idle Reduction Workshop & Expo on November 1, 2013.

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  • The program administered now in SEO/DOA
  • When the program began, IRUs were largely untested. The program was created as a means to field test different types of units. For a time, fleets were required to purchase more than one type of unit if awarded more than one unit. This has since been suspended.
  • The bill received bi-partisan supportHas been a great example of government working with industry.
  • Motor carriers pay into the petroleum inspection fund - It makes sense to benefit from the money they invest; A cost sharing program was set up becauseprofit margins in the trucking industry are very slim and subject to economic fluxuationsMany truckers view loans as too much red tapeWin – win – air quality, fuel consumption, testing
  • Human health impacts include significant reductions in Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, Hydrocarbons and Particulates. The results are beneficial for both human and environmental health.
  • There is a carve-out for small fleets.There are maximums set for funding. No one fleet can receive more than 20% of the funding Six to eight weeks for accepting applications.
  • For Class 8 trucks only, no buses or other types of vehiclesPays taxes in WI There are certain conditions with the ‘own & operate’ language. If, for liability reasons vehicle are titled and operated as sister companies, may be considered eligible if there is a common parent company. Leased vehicles (not titled in applicants name) are not eligible.
  • The application allows you to decide what type of technology you are interested in purchasing.APU’s can provide heat, air conditioning, power for household electrical devices and engine heat. External combustion engine (generator)Operate 5 hours or more on a single gallon of fuel.Typical Costs: $7,000 - $11,000Pros:Provide heat, A/C, power to auxiliaries, Engine pre-heat, States may exempt the weight of an APUCons: Expensive, Require maintenance, Heavy, Create noise Battery Powered HVAC Heating and A/C that run off batteriesDeep cycle batteries: Last up to 10 hours, Regenerate in 4-6 hours of main engine operationTypical Costs: $3500 - $6800 Pros: No emissions Cons: Expensive, Heavy (additional batteries maybe needed), Provide power as long as battery is chargedDirect Fired Heaters/Bunk Heaters: Small diesel units available both as coolant heaters and as air heaters.Typical Costs: $800 - $1200 Pros: Inexpensive, Don’t use much fuel, Lightweight, Easy to install, Provides heating solutionCons: Do not provide A/C, Do not provide power supply
  • Baseline reports will detail 12 months of data prior to the installTwelve month reports 12 months after the installThe data requested is generally information that is tracked anyway
  • In the six years the grant has been providing funding, more than 2, 143 ….And because of these awards more than 1 million gallons saved and the impact of that saving on human and environmental health is significant.
  • FY09 $2 million was available, but because of the depressed economy, not many fleets were able to take advantage of the funding.Funding cannot be carried over – appropriated annually
  • Fleets have stated that its great to provide the units, but if drivers are not trained on how to operate one or chooses not to use one, there are no benefits.There is a weight exemption, however some units weigh more than the 440 lbs allowed.
  • Please remember to sign up for events and notification There is information about other transportation related issues on our website such as Alternate fuel, CNG, and biodiesel information.
  • SEO Idle Reduction Presentation

    1. 1. Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program Driving the Green Highway Expo State Energy Office November 1, 2013
    2. 2. Wisconsin Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program • Assist motor carriers in the purchase and installation of idle reduction equipment • Cost sharing program to reduce diesel truck idling • The primary goals: – Reduce air pollution emissions – Reduce fuel consumption – Promote field testing
    3. 3. Why was the Program Created? • Trucking Industry worked with the state legislature to address the: – Rising fuel costs – Anti-idling laws throughout the country – A need to field test before making the investment – Motor carriers pay a significant amount of fuel and road taxes; return on investment
    4. 4. Diesel Idling Reduction Grant Program • Created by the Governors Budget Bill, 2005 Wisconsin Act 25 • WI motor carriers that own and operate their truck tractors are eligible for up to 50% of the cost of the unit and installation • $1 Million will become available July 1, 2014
    5. 5. What is the Funding Source? • Petroleum Environmental Clean Up Fund Award (PECFA) –funded by the states petroleum inspection fees of $0.02 gallon • Funding is appropriated in the states biennial budget and has a sunset date of June 30, 2015 • SEO is working to remove that provision of the statute
    6. 6. Why Use Idling Reduction Technologies? • In Wisconsin more than 13,000 long-haul heavyduty trucks idle overnight for required rest stops at least some fraction of the time, using almost 14 million gallons of fuel per year. • Can be reduced without compromising driver comfort or vehicle equipment operations. • Provides significant fuel savings. Reducing fuel consumption will minimize the financial impact of costly diesel fuel to businesses as well as reduce the effects of diesel fuel pollution, which can negatively impact human health.
    7. 7. Allocations • Allocations for small fleets. The department may annually allocate up to 25 percent of the grant funding, for awarding to applicants who own and operate 50 or fewer truck tractors. • In any fiscal year the department may not pay to any one applicant more than 20 percent of the amount appropriated • The department may set cutoff dates for accepting the applicants and then prorate the awards to the applicants if the total funding requested exceeds the available funds
    8. 8. Eligibility • Applicants must meet certain requirements: – Common, contract or private motor carrier transporting freight – Headquartered in Wisconsin • Applicants principal central administrative office is located in WI, or • Applicant business pays at least 80% of its payroll to employees employed in Wisconsin • Owns and operates their truck-tractor • Complies with grant conditions • Must pay at least 50% of the cost of the unit and installation
    9. 9. Technologies
    10. 10. Types of Idling Reduction Technologies • • • • • APU – Auxiliary Power Units BP – Battery Powered Units ERS - Energy Recovery Systems DFH- Direct Fired Heaters SmartWay Verified Technologies List – • You Choose!
    11. 11. Eligible Units Only trucks with post-1998 diesel truck engines are eligible. Applicant’s Number of Eligible Trucks Maximum Number of Units Funded 1 1 2 to 10 2 11 to 50 2 or 10% of the applicants eligible truck tractors* 51 to 250 6 or 7% of the applicant’s eligible truck tractors* 251 to 500 18 or 6% of the applicant’s eligible truck tractors* 501 to 2,500 30 or 5% of the applicant’s eligible truck tractors* Over 2,500 125 or 3% of the applicant’s eligible truck tractors *Whichever is greater
    12. 12. Reporting • Grant recipients are required to submit a baseline, six, and twelve month report provided by the department • The baseline and twelve month reports will include an engine download (ECM) • Data requested includes – – – – Miles per gallon Idling time Vehicle usage Drivers opinions
    13. 13. Awards from 2007-2012 • More than 2,143 idling reduction technologies have been funded • $7.8 million dollars has been allocated to participating fleets • Each year more than 1 million gallons of diesel fuel are saved – Environmental health – Human health
    14. 14. Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program Award Totals Fiscal Year Fleet Size Units Award Amount FY07 Large Fleet 185 $ 747,274.64 FY07 Small Fleets 49 $ 252,725.36 Total 2 $ 1,000,000.00 FY08 Large Fleet 431 $ 1,469,092.17 FY08 Small Fleets 121 $ 457,788.66 Total 552 $ 1,926,880.83 FY09 Large Fleet 130 $ 482,170.10 FY09 Small Fleets 116 $ 442,105.09 Total 246 $ 924,275.19 FY10 Large Fleet 456 $ 1,593,316.71 FY10 Small Fleets 106 $ 406,683.29 Total 562 $ 2,000,000.00 FY12 Large Fleet 211 $ 756,556.88 FY12 Small Fleets 60 $ 242,833.44 Total 271 $ 999,390.32 FY13 Large Fleet 223 $ 748,402.35 FY13 Small Fleets 55 $ 251,597.65 Total 278 $ 1,000,000.00 Grand Total 2,143 $ 7,850,546.34
    15. 15. Challenges
    16. 16. Lessons Learned + • Wisconsin motor carriers clearly accept idle reduction equipment as a cost saving necessity • Increased fuel mileage • Reduced idling time • Prevent cold-starts • Reduced air emissions • Driver comfort
    17. 17. Lessons Learned • Driver training /awareness is necessary • Eliminate paperwork – Reports are cumbersome – ECMs are expensive to acquire • • • • Weight of the units Additional cost to upkeep the units Leased vehicles are not eligible More funding
    18. 18. In Summary – Provides a financial incentive for trucking companies to experiment with idling reduction units – Funding has been approved in the state biennial budget, funds will be available on July 1, 2014 – Sign up on our website to be notified of when the application will become available
    19. 19. State Energy Office The State Energy Office is committed to supporting Wisconsin's policy of assisting in the deployment of reliable, balanced, cost-effective and environmentally responsible energy projects. The Office assists business, industry, and local governments with information and financial assistance with clean energy projects.