The Western Governors’ Association will host the webinar, Mapping State, Local, and Private Funding Investments in EV Infrastructure, on Thursday, March 25.
The webinar, which will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. MT, is part of a series in conjunction with the Electric Vehicles Roadmap Initiative of WGA Chair and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. The Chair’s Initiative is examining opportunities to improve the planning, siting, and coordination of electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure in western states.
Federal, state, and local agencies, as well as utilities and the EV industry, are making significant investments in EV infrastructure across the West. Planning, permitting and siting EV charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure can require multiple entities to collaborate in terms of financial support and allocated staff time. Furthermore, the diversity of public funding opportunities offered by federal programs, state agencies and utilities can introduce additional opportunities and complications related to financing and siting EV infrastructure.
The webinar will examine various state programs, effective public-private partnership models, and how costs associated with utility planning and infrastructure upgrades affect EV projects. The webinar will be moderated by WGA Policy Advisor Kevin Moss; panelists include:
- James Campbell – Director of Innovation and Sustainability Policy, Rocky Mountain Power
- Alicia Cox – Executive Director, Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities Coalition
- Bill Elrick – Executive Director, California Fuel Cell Partnership
- Dedrick Roper – Director, Public-Private Partnerships, ChargePoint