With the adoption of zero-emission buses increasing across the United States, transit agencies are faced with real challenges for future energy management and increasingly detrimental consequences in the event of utility grid outages. Microgrids, which are systems that use a variety of distributed energy resources and energy storage assets, provide numerous benefits over conventional approaches to resiliency. This report breaks down how microgrids not only ensure an uninterruptible power supply but will also work to offset utility costs as demand for and the cost of electricity increases in the coming decade. The top five high-level factors that transit agencies must consider for microgrids on a project-by-project basis, plus examples of real-world transit microgrid projects, are also included.
This research report conducted by the Smart Electric Power Alliance explores what success looks like for managed charging and load management programs and proposes strategies programs can use to increase customer engagement.
Accelerating Transportation Emission Reductions and Electric Vehicle Adoption: An Analysis of Retailer CommitmentsMoe Khatib2022-12-08T13:58:35-05:00
This Report summarizes major findings from data on the 149 retailers included in DGA’s Corporate Transportation Decarbonization Tracker, analyzes challenges to and opportunities for increased EV adoption, and highlights specific retailers’ bold commitments and innovative practices with regard to vehicle electrification, including initiatives related to EV chargers and medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles (MHD EVs).
SACE and Atlas Public Policy have partnered for the past three years to track and contextualize the Southeast’s EV market.
Models for Incorporating Equity in Transportation Electrification: Considerations for Public Utility RegulatorsMoe Khatib2022-12-07T16:36:38-05:00
This issue brief, published as an addendum to the 2019 NARUC report Electric Vehicles: Key Trends, Issues and Considerations for State Regulators, provides an overview of the utility programs and business models that are intended to center equity and captures key considerations for state utility regulators around these models.
This issue brief, published as an addendum to the 2019 NARUC report Electric Vehicles: Key Trends, Issues and Considerations for State Regulators, provides an overview of EV interoperability benefits and opportunities and a snapshot of recent state public utility commission actions to ensure interoperability in charging infrastructure.
Mini Guide on Transportation Electrification: State-Level Roles and Collaboration among Public Utility Commissions, State Energy Offices, and Departments of TransportationMoe Khatib2022-12-08T12:00:29-05:00
This Mini Guide produced by the National Council on Electricity Policy focuses on the role of cross-collaboration between State Energy Offices, Public Utility Commissions, and Departments of Transportation, as well as other stakeholders and advocates, to accelerate electric vehicle adoption.
Overview of Utility Transportation Electrification Plans: Best Practices and Good Examples from Across the CountryMoe Khatib2022-06-16T16:19:00-04:00
Best practices of utility transportation electrification programs.
Electric Mobility for All: A Feasibility Study of Electric Transportation Options for Low- to Moderate-Income Residents in ConnecticutMoe Khatib2022-06-17T19:40:52-04:00
A feasibility study of providing electric mobility for low- to moderate-income communities in Connecticut as well as how EDCs can support the development of these programs.