10 things bus fleets need in order to electrify (Part 1 of 2)

by Alison Wiley “I don’t understand this contract at all,” a Transportation Director of a medium-sized school district recently told me. Thad (not his real name) had been running buses for decades, almost all diesels, like most of his peers. He’d landed a grant for his first electric school bus and charging infrastructure, and the contract […]

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MISO Electric Vehicle prospects increase (Part 2 of 3)

With the increase in Electric Vehicles’ availability in Midwest states, it is time to acknowledge the opportunities for charging EVs at MISO, the regional grid operator. MISO has an established transmission planning process for incorporating future industry trends, including EV growth. The regional grid operator estimates both electrification and EVs add almost 50% to the […]

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First vehicle-to-grid charging pilot in the US Midwest underway

EV Connect, a California-based software-as-a-service company, announced that it is collaborating with the Indiana-based Battery Innovation Center (BIC) and Energy Systems Network (ESN) to deploy Indiana’s first large-scale Vehicle-to-Grid capable charging system to support school bus fleet, HD truck, and other customer segment applications. EV Connect provided the electric vehicle charging management and a 500-kW […]

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California center launches to help e-mobility early-stage companies achieve commercialization

The anticipated launch of the California Mobility Center (CMC) was made official last week as it formally shifted into full commercial operations in support of its mission to accelerate the pace of future mobility commercialization in California and the world, announced CMC’s Board Chair, Arlen Orchard.  The CMC helps early-stage companies and industry incumbents intelligently navigate the […]

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Granholm sworn in as 16th Secretary at U.S. Department of Energy

Jennifer M. Granholm was sworn in Feb. 25 as the 16th Secretary of Energy by U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, after a confirmation vote of 64-35 in the U.S. Senate. Secretary Granholm is only the second woman to lead the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). “I am humbled by the faith President Biden has placed […]

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EV prospects increasing in MISO region, Part 1 of 3

With the increase in Electric Vehicles’ availability in Midwest states, it is time to acknowledge the opportunities for charging EVs at the MISO regional grid operator level. Compared to other grid operators, MISO is unique due to its decreasing fossil-fueled power generation output and increasing the renewable output. Unlike California, MISO does not have a […]

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Innovative policy will help America lead the transition to electric transportation

Transitioning the transportation sector to electricity is going to be transformative, and not just to the incumbent industry; it will create new companies, jobs, and change how we interact with our cars, trucks, buses, trains and ships.

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EDF Renewables acquires EnterSolar; capitalizing on growth in C&I solar market

EDF Renewables North America (EDFR) announced that it has acquired 100-percent of EnterSolar, a provider of solar solutions to corporate commercial and industrial (C&I) customers. EDFR previously held a 50-percent interest in EnterSolar in a partnership announced in September 2018. As a wholly owned subsidiary of EDFR, EnterSolar will operate as a part of the Distributed Solutions […]

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