RTCC SMART Series 2019: EVs, ZEVs, and More - Electrifying Transportation in NC

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Name: RTCC SMART Series 2019: EVs, ZEVs, and More - Electrifying Transportation in NC
Date: June 21, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
EVs, ZEVs, and more: How NC Governments, Utilities, & Industry Are Driving Electrification of Transportation

The transportation sector presents the 2nd-greatest opportunity (after modernizing the electricity grid) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across North Carolina.  
Recognizing this, Governor Cooper issued Executive Order 80 ("North Carolina's Commitment to Address Climate Change and Transition to a Clean Energy Economy") in October 2018. EO80 directs state agencies to identify key strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and sets a goal to increase the number of registered zero-emission vehicles ("ZEVs", including electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid EVs) in NC to more than 80,000 by 2025. This aggressive goal presents a variety of opportunities to reduce emissions and improve our electric grid. 
At a local level, more than 19 local governments across North Carolina have pledged to achieve climate goals - and electrifying transportation is a key strategy to reduce carbon emissions.  
And industry is key to accelerating EV adoption - for example, Duke Energy has proposed a $76M pilot to increase the number of EV charging stations across the state.  
But how will North Carolina add 80,000 ZEVs to its roads by 2025? What role can utilities play in advancing EV adoption at the local level? What are municipalities doing to electrify their fleets and meet residents? demands? What impact will electrification have on the environment? 
Join us on June 21 to hear from a panel of cleantech industry experts and North Carolina municipalities, and network with regional leaders changing the region and world. 
Speakers will be added below once confirmed.
Moderated by Rick Sapienza
Director of Clean Transportation Program
NC Clean Energy Technology Center
Jeremy Tarr
Policy Advisor for Environment, Energy, and Transportation
NC Governor's Office
Lisa Poger
North Carolina Electric Transportation Manager
Duke Energy
Scott Williams
Regional Vice President for EV Infrastructure

Greg Sponseller
Energy & Sustainability Analyst
City of Raleigh
Date/Time Information:
Friday, June 21, 8-10 AM 

8:00-8:30    Registration, Refreshments, and Networking
8:30-9:45    Program
9:45-10:00    Thank You and Networking
Contact Information:
Grace Levin
RTCC Directors and Leadership Members: Complimentary*
​RTCC Members: $25*
Non-Members: $35
*Members must sign into their registration account to receive discounts. Contact Grace Levin if you don't yet have an account or don't see your discount at checkout.

Sponsorship opportunities available.
Cancellation/Refund Policy:
By registering for this event, you are indicating that you will pay the required fees. If you are unable to attend, notification of cancellation  is required at least five (5) business days prior to the event in order to receive a refund. If you do not attend the event, and have not provided notice of cancellation according to this policy, you will still be responsible for payment. 
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