Richmond Electric Vehicle Workshop
Virginia Housing Center at the Innsbrook Corporate Center, Glen Allen VA
On Monday, March 12, 2012 Katarina Bezakova attended a Richmond Electric Vehicle (EV) Workshop in Glen Allen, VA. Virginia Clean Cities hosted a state-wide electric vehicle workshop. Fleets, governments, utilities, civic groups, and businesses who are technical partners on the Richmond Electric Vehicle Initiative were invited to learn about EV Planning and how to assist in developing the greater Richmond region as an electric vehicle port and model to cities across the United States.
Alleyn Harned, Executive Director of Virginia Clean Cities, moderated the event. Stephanie Cox, Stakeholder Services Area Manager – Tennessee, ECOtality, works on the EV Project managed by ECOtality and is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy deploying EV charging infrastructure in Tennessee. Her presentation was very praxis-oriented offering tips, best practices, and recommendations to avoid mistakes the State of Tennessee has encountered in the past.
Elizabeth N. Lawton, Regional Manager in the DC Metro/Southern Maryland Region, Government Services, ECOtality also spoke at the event. Elizabeth will be a great contact on EV projects in VA and MD. We sent Julie Arner, PEG, information about getting in touch with Elizabeth. After the presentation leaders introduced the following working groups that attendees joined in a breakout session:
- Codes, EVSE Permitting – John Fogg, RRPDC;
- Sites & Installation – Michael Phillips, VCC and John Fogg, RRPDC;
- Education & Training – Chuck Swaim, JSRCC;
- Incentives – Andrew Flavin, Dominion
As TerraScapes sponsored the event, we had the opportunity to showcase the CEBN information and other clean energy materials. Eleven businesses joined the CEBN. The event was a great opportunity to find out about some Virginia municipalities who are getting on board with the deployment of the EVs.