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Utilities & Alt Fuels

  1. 1. Alternative Fuels in the Utility Industry – Tennessee & Beyond Jonathan Overly, Director – ETCleanFuels KUB Environmental Roundtable – 4/27/10
  2. 2. Ah, the good old days…
  3. 3. Who is ETCleanFuels? <ul><li>Designated member of U.S. DOE “Clean Cities” Program </li></ul><ul><li>8-yr old nonprofit in East TN </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on transportation sector change: Diversify away from petroleum alone and use less ! </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings; direct fleet & fuel supplier assistance; workshops; presentations to the commercial/industrial/government community and to schools; multiple newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>GRANTS – Writing, and building submission partners </li></ul>Middle TN Atha Comiskey West TN ????? ???????
  4. 4. <ul><li>TN Clean Southeastern Fuels Fix Advisor www.FuelsFix.com </li></ul>Two ETCleanFuels Publications
  5. 5. Tennessee Utilities <ul><li>MLGW – CNG, B20(?) </li></ul><ul><li>NES – E85 </li></ul><ul><li>KUB – CNG, E85, B5, hybrids (small + large), NEV </li></ul><ul><li>EPB – Propane(-), B20, E85(+) </li></ul><ul><li>Sevier County (SCUD) – Propane </li></ul><ul><li>McMinnville Electric – B20 {& B100 generator project} </li></ul><ul><li>Others?? </li></ul><ul><li>PREVIOUSLY… </li></ul><ul><li>Biodiesel Use – BVU, Cleveland Util., others in East Tennessee </li></ul>
  6. 6. Clean Cities Coalition -- Connected
  7. 7. Clean Cities Coalition – Responses in One Day!
  8. 8. Clean Cities – “and the survey says…” <ul><li>PG&E (CA) – Over 1,000 CNG vehicles, EVs </li></ul><ul><li>Dominion Resources (VA) – B20, PHEVs (Volts coming!) </li></ul><ul><li>National Grid (NY) – 350+ NGVs; operate public station in Providence, RI, too; biodiesel as well </li></ul><ul><li>Questar (Utah) – Over 500 NGVs in the state </li></ul><ul><li>AEP (OH) – biodiesel, E85, hybrid trucks/cars, 3 Prius PHEVs </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia Power – B20, E85, hybrids, PHEVs (buckets) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Clean Cities – “and the survey says…” <ul><li>PG&E (CA) – Over 1,000 CNG vehicles, EVs </li></ul><ul><li>Dominion Resources (VA) – B20, PHEVs (Volts coming!) </li></ul><ul><li>National Grid (NY) – 350+ NGVs; operate public station in Providence, RI, too; biodiesel as well </li></ul><ul><li>Questar (Utah) – Over 500 NGVs in the state </li></ul><ul><li>AEP (OH) – biodiesel, E85, hybrid trucks/cars, 3 Prius PHEVs </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia Power – B20, E85, hybrids, PHEVs (buckets) </li></ul>All these responses are just the ones we received within one day from other Clean Cities coordinators! There are likely MANY more utilities using alt fuels… this is just a starter list!
  10. 10. Recently Funded… <ul><li>Utility Involvement in FY’09 Clean Cities $300M ARRA Projects - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NYSERDA – $13.3M – 2 utilities part of large group that will put CNG, LPG, EV and hybrid vehicles and infrastructure throughout the state </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Another 3-4 projects that are involving utilities for different alt fuels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FY’09 Non-ARRA Utility Involvement in the Clean Cities “Petroleum Reduction Technology Projects” - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Questar Gas (Utah) – 4 new public CNG stations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oklahoma Natural Gas – More Tulsa NGVs & education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Southern CA Gas Co. – CNG dispensers for Temecula Unified Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Also, FY‘09 $300 million eTec/Nissan Trans. Electrification work – Lots of utilities will be working on Evs and electric infrastructure! </li></ul>
  11. 11. ETCleanFuels.org <ul><li>^^^^^^^^ Your link to Alt Fuels Info in East Tennessee! </li></ul><ul><li>865-974-3625; jgoverly@utk.edu </li></ul><ul><li>“ Do not follow where the path may lead. </li></ul><ul><li>Go, instead, where there is no path </li></ul><ul><li>and leave a trail.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Ralph Waldo Emerson </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>

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