Webinar: Charging up with Volkswagen Settlement funds
Lessons learned & upcoming opportunities
July 30, 2020 | 10-11:30am
CERTs & Drive Electric MN
Is your community, non-profit, or business interested in hosting an electric vehicle (EV) charging station? Want to learn more about potential funding through the Volkswagen Settlement fund? Don’t know what that is and want to learn more? Join the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) and Drive Electric Minnesota for a webinar to learn about these topics and more!
We will have a VERY brief overview of Minnesota’s portion of the Volkswagen Settlement and timeline, followed by some examples from Phase 1 and some discussion to prepare you for Phase 2 funding that is coming out this summer, fall, and beyond. Hear from the developer for the fast chargers along MN corridors and from charging station host sites about their experience and lessons learned as part of the grant process. We hope this webinar will help prepare your community for installing an EV charger with potential funding from the Volkswagen Settlement. This free webinar is hosted by CERTs and Drive Electric MN.
Overview of VW settlement – Mark Sulzbach, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (Level 2 plan, money available, DC fast charger (DCFC) corridors)
Phase 1 Status and Lessons Learned – Diana McKeown, Great Plains Institute (GPI)
DCFC Overview – Jim Goodman, ZEF Energy
DCFC Case Study – Tracy Hodel, City of St. Cloud
Level 2 Overview – Kris Acuña, GPI
Level 2 Case Study – Brandy Toft, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Phase 2 Outlook
DCFC – Jim Goodman, ZEF Energy
Developers apply for installing on corridors, not individual host sites
What makes a good site for VW funding?
What does a developer look for in a host community for DCFC?