Transportation and Innovation Partners to present Sustainable Transportation Series

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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — Alliant Energy, the City of Madison, Madison Gas and Electric and Wisconsin Clean Cities are partnering to present the “Sustainable Transportation Series, A Virtual Educational Series for Fleets,” the partners announced today.

The free virtual sessions will take place at 1 p.m. CT each Thursday from Sept. 10 through Oct. 15, 2020.

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“We’re thrilled to bring our members and partners together in a format that allows them to share their expertise and experiences with sustainable transportation,” Lorrie Lisek, Wisconsin Clean Cities executive director, said. “We hope others are inspired by these leaders to take action and adopt methodologies to meet their individual needs.”

The six-week series will focus on a variety of sustainable transportation topics with the top experts in the industry, including representatives from the Propane Education & Research Council, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, General Motors, ChargePoint, Greenlots, Renewable Energy Group, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, EPRI, Alliant Energy, the City of Madison, Madison Gas and Electric, Wisconsin Clean Cities and many more.

“Alliant Energy is committed to creating a cleaner environment and building stronger communities for all to enjoy,” Matt Vincent, Alliant Energy Manager of Energy Markets and Electrification, said. “This series is a great opportunity to collaborate with other industry leaders to learn the latest in sustainable solutions for fleets that will benefit customers today and in the future.”

The series kicked off with the “Alternative Fuel & Infrastructure” session on Sept. 10. Attendees heard from industry experts including Chris Schmale of Renewable Energy Group and Stephen Whaley of the Propane Education & Research Council on the latest in alternative fuels and infrastructure.  

The second installment in the series, “Funding Your Sustainable Fleet,” takes place on Sept. 17, with industry leaders sharing success stories with their sustainable fleets and information about available funding opportunities, including from the Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation. Speakers include Matt Lange of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration and Francisco Acevedo of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The “Electric Vehicles” session takes place on Sept. 24 with the City of Madison and Kevin Daniels of General Motors sharing the latest in electric vehicles.

The fourth installment in the series, “EV Charging Infrastructure,” is set for Oct. 1, featuring Madison Gas and Electric, Scott Miller of ChargePoint and Josh Cohen of Greenlots presenting on the top trends in electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

“Utilities like Madison Gas and Electric are available to help businesses and consumers understand the many factors they need to consider when evaluating electric vehicles,” Debbie Branson, Madison Gas and Electric Manager of Electrification, said. “From fleet analysis and EV recommendations to cost of ownership and charging options, we’re here to help our customers understand the economic and sustainability benefits of EVs for their businesses.”

Week five brings the “Sustainable Truck & Bus Solutions” webinar on Oct. 8, with Dave Schaller of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), Mark Kosowski of EPRI and Justin Stuehrenberg of the City of Madison Metro Transit presenting on the medium and heavy-duty sustainable solutions.

The series wraps up with the “Operating & Maintaining Alternative Fuel Vehicles” session on Oct. 15. Attendees will hear from the City of Madison Fleet Service and Rob Wozny of Alliant Energy about what it takes to plan for, operate and maintain alternative fuel vehicles.

“The City of Madison Fleet Service is proud to join our partners in presenting this educational series,” Mahanth Joishy, City of Madison Fleet Service superintendent, said. “As a strong supporter of sustainable transportation, the City of Madison can attest to the many positive aspects of adopting cleaner technologies and we’re excited to share our experiences with attendees, for we are all in this together.”

The virtual series is free, but registration is required.

The virtual series is presented by the Transportation & Energy Partners, which is composed of Alliant Energy, the City of Madison, Madison Gas and Electric and Wisconsin Clean Cities. The partners will again present the Transportation & Innovation Expo in Madison on June 10, 2021, featuring breakout sessions with industry experts, a 70,000-square-foot exhibit hall filled with sustainable transportation vehicles and equipment, an electric vehicle ride and drive and much more.