Distributed Energy Resources, Utilities - August 25, 2022
NY Groups to Switch to EVs
Government and private groups plan to transition 285 fleet vehicles to low-emission electric options. This combined effort will reduce CO2 emissions by over 7,000 tons per year.
The 12 groups come from fleet managers of school buses, higher education, city and county planners, as well as private businesses who participated in a series of workshops with experts, plus one-on-one coaching and hands-on technical support to build actionable roadmaps for fleet electrification.
New York fleet managers presented plans to electrify 285 fleet vehicles last month during the final workshop of a unique pilot program led by CLEAResult, New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG), and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E). NYSEG and RG&E are subsidiaries of AVANGRID, Inc.
“We showed each organization how to transition to EVs step-by-step,” said James Russell, CLEAResult’s Director of Transportation Electrification in a statement, “so that when it came time to present, every participant had done amazing work tailoring a plan to their specific needs. They own the plans, and that’s the real success of this program.”
NYSEG and RG&E will help the teams accelerate their plans moving forward through various vehicle and infrastructure incentives in addition to the state and federal funding available.
“The results were far better than we imagined,” said Richard Rosa, Avangrid Manager of Electric Vehicle Programs and Products. “The participating organizations now have clear plans to decarbonize, reduce emissions and improve our climate. We’re thrilled to be a part of their success.” .