Picture at prime taken below one of many photo voltaic canopies on the Resort Marcel with the constructing within the background: Daphne Dixon – Reside Inexperienced CT, Paul Wessel – Higher New Haven Clear Cities, and Analiese Mione, Barry Kresch, Bruce Becker, and Paul Braren from the EV Membership who organized the symposium.
Nicely, it was free, however there was extra curiosity than we had been capable of accommodate and we needed to shut registration. Early suggestions has been extraordinarily optimistic. equivalent to this message:
“I attended the NEEVS yesterday and had a unbelievable time. What an incredible lineup of audio system/displays and plenty of enjoyable on the automotive present as nicely! I’m trying ahead to future symposiums within the coming years. …. Once more, I had a good time on the symposium (and the lunch was unimaginable).”
We wish to thank our sponsors: Reside Inexperienced CT, Higher New Haven Clear Cities Coalition, EVConnect, Maxwell Automobiles, and ChargePoint, with out whom we might have been munching on pretzels.
The Resort Marcel offered glorious, eco-friendly hospitality. For anybody who could also be nervous about switching from a fuel to an induction cooktop, the standard of the meals attested to how good induction cooking will be. Even the chafing dishes had been induction.
We’ve had some feedback about how a small committee was capable of put collectively a jam-packed agenda in a brief time frame. If something, the problem is much less about discovering content material than winnowing it down to suit inside our time parameters. Because it was, our 3-hour speaker agenda took 4 hours with too little time for Q&A.
We wish to give a shout-out to Wealthy Jordan, president of the CT Tesla Homeowners Membership, for his assist with the automotive present, to the Westport Police Division and their Mannequin Y patrol automotive, and to Tesla for bringing automobiles for take a look at drives.
Transformed EV Van
Resort Marcel architect and developer, Bruce Becker, talked about how Maxwell Automobiles transformed an ICE van to electrical utilizing a salvaged Mannequin 3 battery and drive practice.
Out of Spec Dave
YouTube and X (Twitter) character, Out of Spec Dave from Norwalk, CT, talked about his adventures as a highway warrior, having pushed numerous completely different EVs and skilled the various faces of public charging. Not all of them are completely happy faces. A part of the charging expertise is understanding earlier than you get to a charger, when deciding the place to cost, whether or not a charger is in service and how briskly it’s charging. There’s a hole within the eco-system right here. He has launched the “Price Your Cost” e-newsletter. Take a video or photograph of your cost, describe your expertise, and tag @outofspecdave on Twitter. The information are compiled and this weekly report is issued. Take a video or photograph, present particulars and tag them (@outofspecdave) on Twitter. These are being compiled in a weekly report posted to Twitter. For these not on Twitter, use this Google Doc:
Mark Scully from Individuals’s Motion for Clear Vitality (PACE) spoke about their program to assist municipalities decarbonize and get monetary savings within the course of. This slide illustrates the price financial savings projected in a transition to renewables.
We get many questions whether or not widespread EV adoption will crash the grid. Whereas the grid does have to be modernized (and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has a grid modernization docket), Rick Rosa from Avangrid/UI mentioned utilizing EVs to optimize the grid. This slide is an instance of optimization vs curtailment. EVs can be helpful to the grid for the foreseeable future and, as such, there are incentives for EV homeowners to take part. See our incentives web page for a extra detailed description of this system with hyperlinks to enroll in the residential or business incentives. This program can also be provided by Eversource and it might offset the prices of shopping for and putting in a 240 volt charger, in addition to pay an ongoing incentive to take part of their managed charging applications.
Zoning for EV Readiness
Daphne Dixon of Reside Inexperienced CT, who has carried out a whole lot of work with municipalities, gave a presentation that illustrated the complexity of zoning for EVs but in addition highlighted the numerous advantages as famous within the instance under.
All Electrical, Zero Emission House
Paul Braren offered an in depth description of his journey to create an all-electric house (photo voltaic roof seen within the photograph, powerwall/VPP, 2 EVs, insulation for house and home windows, warmth pumps, sensible panel, electrical backyard instruments) and seize the accessible incentives. It has been an advanced highway. This hyperlinks to his full presentation.
IRA Switch Provision
In his replace on incentives, EV Membership President, Barry Kresch, mentioned the implementation of the switch provision in 2024, and the way it modifications a tax credit score into some extent of sale rebate.
Superior Clear Automobiles II
CT is a participant within the California Air Assets Board emissions necessities. It’s now within the means of implementing the second part of those rules, commencing in 2027 via 2035. The foundations require producers to promote rising quantities of zero emission light-duty automobiles, reaching 100% in 2035. There’s a separate set of rules that will considerably decrease emissions for medium and heavy-duty automobiles throughout this identical interval. Charles Rothenberger, Local weather Legal professional for Save the Sound, defined these rules. The legislature has approved CT DEEP to proceed with the required multi-step course of. The slide under exhibits the place we’re and the remaining steps.
There may be some concern that when the foundations return to the legislature, through which a bi-partisan evaluate committee is meant to look at them for authorized sufficiency, that there could also be an efforts by opponents to short-circuit the approvals course of. Extra on that to come back.
We hope you see you subsequent time!!!
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