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TTU Preparing Rural Communities for EVs, The User Experience Webinar Series: Utilities/EV Charging Stations - Shared screen with speaker view
Bruce Vlk (VCC)
01:04:53
Bob, you beat me to it - "Electric Avenue" by Eddy Grant!
Phil Cameron
01:05:20
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwilu_Gm5trvAhVJqJ4KHb8JBM0Q3ywwAHoECAMQAg&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DqtJGfocpyGQ&usg=AOvVaw3dAVBMCEQHGqbNxekPy2vA
Phil Cameron
01:05:31
'It’s Electric!’
sford
01:11:03
FYI, the "meeting recording" popup is covering part of the screen.
Amy Katcher
01:11:21
Click "continue"
Marty Young (KEVA)
01:11:23
Click "continue" and it should go away for you
sford
01:12:05
Thank you
Sarah Roth (she/her)
01:12:17
http://driveelectricusa.org/
Sarah Roth (she/her)
01:14:31
We will be keeping track of questions in the chat as presenters speak, so feel free to drop questions as you think of them
Diane Glasgow
01:19:24
what is the time on Apr. 17 of the ride and drive event at Sam's club?
Virginia Salazar Buda
01:19:37
Prof. Pingen Chen, Tennessee Technological University project. “Developing an EV Demonstration Testbed in the Upper Cumberland Region of TN, an Economy Distressed Rural Region. Chen is the Principal Investigator of this U.S. Dept of Energy grant.
Tara Wohlgemuth
01:19:39
10AM - 3PM
JP White
01:19:49
I would go further than to say EV's are adequate, they are preferable because the fueling station is at your home vs a gas station that could be 10 or more miles from your home in rural communities.
Alan Shedd
01:19:57
Data analysis showed EVs meet needs of Rural drivers. Can you explain more of what criteria, range, charging parameters were used?
Virginia Salazar Buda
01:20:50
Prof Pingen Chen: https://www.tntech.edu/engineering/research/ev-demo-testbed.php
Jennifer Barrie
01:22:40
Does Joey charge at home?
Andrea Noel
01:22:49
Joey, your Leaf is 6 years old now, are you worried about replacing the battery?
Bob Moreo
01:23:20
For the users: how often have you been willing to pay for charging while you're out? And how much does that cost?
Virginia Salazar Buda
01:23:48
Yes, Joey charges at home. He also charges at the Nissan Dealership in Cookeville at no-cost.
Jennifer Barrie
01:24:42
How much was his at-home charging station and who installed it?
Joey
01:24:57
I know that I will have to change the battery at some point but, I'm not concerned yet. My battery is still in good condition.
Nancy Chung
01:25:41
I have a Chevy Volt because my husband said the EV infrastructure isn’t there so would not let me purchase a Leaf. I have an issue with the battery but the Chevy dealership has MINIMAL experience on repairs. Will there be a repair labor force? Are the dealerships preparing?
Mark Darnell
01:25:44
I was able to meet my needs at home with a normal plug in my garage
Dave Hrivnak
01:26:04
I wired my garage for 3 EV plugs, about $200 and then a Clipper Creek for $379 for a charger.
Joey
01:26:42
I'm using the normal plug in at home as well and it has worked great form me.
Tara Wohlgemuth
01:27:16
For those who have longer commutes, I would say a level 2 charger at home is a necessity.
Daniel Siksay (he/him)
01:27:27
Joey, just to clarify, you're using conventional Level 1 charging by simply plugging a charger into a normal 110v outlet?
Tara Wohlgemuth
01:27:32
I have an in town commute and can do a trickle charge overnight, no investment
Jennifer Barrie
01:27:38
what do you mean by "normal" plug?
Mark Darnell
01:28:11
A plug that is 110 in any building or home
Joey
01:28:12
Yes, the 110 plug at home.
vmotevalli
01:28:22
Since the Nissan Leaf has a range of over 200 miles, why going to Nashville was a problem?
Jennifer Barrie
01:28:36
How much charge do you get overnight with 110 outlet?
Dave Hrivnak
01:28:43
It sounds like Charmian, has the wrong car with no good home charging.
Daniel Siksay (he/him)
01:29:03
https://driveelectrictn.org/about-ev-charging/
Virginia Salazar Buda
01:29:04
All, DriveElectricTN (DET) provides EV 101 information about charging. Check it out when get a moment. https://driveelectrictn.org/about-ev-charging/#/analyze?region=US-TN&country=US&fuel=ELEC&show_map=true
JP White
01:29:06
Charmian really needs a 240v outlet to charge her vehicle at home to avoid the cost of public charging.
Tony Stone
01:29:09
Getting a level 2 charger is a game changer. Used trickle overnight for years and finally upgraded last summer. It relieves charge anxiety for a small investment.
Mark Darnell
01:29:13
The model we had only had range of about 170 miles
Marty Young (KEVA)
01:29:23
110 outlet charging typically = 4 miles per hour
Jennifer Barrie
01:29:38
HOw much is a level 2 charger to install at home?
Alan Shedd
01:30:23
Charmian: how do you think your experience would have been had the vehicle had a greater range (200 - 300 miles) and you had Level 2 charging at home?
Nancy Chung
01:30:33
Mine was $100 for electrician, hourly rate, needs to be experienced with install eV
Mike Frailey
01:30:34
earlier Leafs had 24kWh battery
Marty Young (KEVA)
01:30:38
My level 2 cost $100 for an electrician to install the 220 outlet in my carport, and then the actual charger cost about $350
gemmarobinson
01:30:53
This test programme is a great idea. WE have car clubs in Scotland, where people car hire an EV for approx £20 a day, but this gives a more in-depth trial.
Dave Hrivnak
01:30:58
Installation costs vary a LOT. If your breaker panel is in the garage, and you are handy it can be as cheap at $50
Nancy Chung
01:31:35
Is Walmart being approached on installing EV charge stations?
Ben Jones
01:31:44
My JuiceBox40 was about $625 installed. Lots of functionality and control.
Daniel Siksay (he/him)
01:32:30
Nancy, Walmart currently has an agreement with Electrify America and many locations currently have high-speed chargers installed, with more to come!
Daniel Siksay (he/him)
01:32:51
https://www.electrifyamerica.com/locate-charger/
Nancy Chung
01:32:56
Thanks Daniel, terrific!
Ben Jones
01:32:59
I operate a 90 mile BMW i3 in SEKY. Took it to Gatlinburg. Only issue was trying to find a Blink station that was operational.
Mike Frailey
01:33:20
@nancy chung yes, in some areas electrify America is installing DCFC at walmarts
Pingen Chen
01:33:38
In Charmian's case, no charging station at home is main issue. Otherwise, overnight charging at home will be much cheaper than charging at DC fast charging station
Virginia Salazar Buda
01:33:55
Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) has an EV Charger Rebate program! https://www.kub.org/about/environment/ev-charger-rebate-program
Daniel Siksay (he/him)
01:34:02
Ben, Blink has been updating chargers across the country!https://blinkcharging.com/drivers/blink-map/?locale=en
JoAnn McIntosh
01:34:05
2012 Leaf incentives included $199/mo lease and free home charger. I was hooked. What incentives available now?
Marty Young (KEVA)
01:34:07
Nancy, I also own a Chevy Volt (2016). Feel free to contact me at youngma65500@gmail.com
Dave Hrivnak
01:34:11
I just drove to Tuscaloosa AL and back this last weekend. Tesla with SuperChargers makes it VERY easy, convienient and inexpensive.
Tara Wohlgemuth
01:34:17
Wow! Mark really had a diverse experience!
Pingen Chen
01:34:17
Plugshare is a good app to find public charging stations
Daniel Siksay (he/him)
01:34:54
Alt Fuels Station Locator: https://afdc.energy.gov/stations/Plugshare: https://www.plugshare.com/
Dave Hrivnak
01:35:12
The Tesla navigation is best in class, much better than even PlugShare which is good by the way.
Marty Young (KEVA)
01:35:42
Tesla is just on a totally different level :-)
Ann Vail
01:35:44
Charging locations are also on the AFDC Station Locator https://afdc.energy.gov/stations#/find/nearest?fuel=ELEC
Ben Jones
01:35:48
Savings will depend on your electric rate. I spend about 2.6 cents per mile.
Tara Wohlgemuth
01:35:53
Sounds like a good opp with TCATs! Some already have a program for hybrid mechanics
cleong
01:36:05
"Charmian: how do you think your experience would have been had the vehicle had a greater range (200 - 300 miles) and you had Level 2 charging at home?" Would definitely be a game changer.
Mike Frailey
01:36:14
https://abetterrouteplanner.com/
Ben Jones
01:37:02
Charging speeds at DCFC is greatly dependent on the car. My i3 will only accept 32 kW.
JP White
01:37:15
There is a huge opportunity for business owners to provide maintenance for EV's. I found that very interesting to hear.
Ross
01:37:52
Sounds like the 2-week loan should include a level 2 charger with a "dryer" 240 Volt plug for drivers with a longer commute in order to have an optimum experience.
Diane Glasgow
01:37:55
you need to leave the chat messages longer on screen
Diane Glasgow
01:38:06
for us to read them
Daniel Siksay (he/him)
01:38:30
Diane, you should be able to scroll up in the chat window (click "Chat" in the Zoom toolbar) and see the whole chat history!
JP White
01:38:35
You can scroll backwards and see older chat comments
Mark Darnell
01:39:15
I did have the ability to plug into a 220v plug but didn’t need with my commute
Sarah Drummond
01:39:28
Maybe public libraries would be good locations for charging stations - also encourage people to read!
Mark Darnell
01:39:48
TTU leaf had a plug converter included
Pingen Chen
01:40:17
In the current 2-week test drive program, all participants will be provided with a charger (including long wire and adapter to connect to electric dryer outlet).
Dave Hrivnak
01:40:42
I agree there should be a good discussion about Level 2 chargers at home as that is where about 80% of charging should occur. Using the old "gas station" model of fueling causing people to miss most of the benefits and costs savings of an EV.
Daniel Siksay (he/him)
01:40:50
My spouse and I have an all-electric Smart car and we use Level 1 charging only (we just plug into a regular electrical outlet) and it's worked flawlessly for us. When our lease is up and we get a Nissan Leaf or Chevy Bolt, we plan to upgrade to Level 2 charging.
Alan Shedd
01:40:55
If your daily trip is 40 miles or less, level 1 (120V) will generally meet your needs. I commute 100 miles daily but have the ability to charge at work
Virginia Salazar Buda
01:42:40
For those who would like to see a charger at a business (library, grocery stores, shopping centers, etc.), Tesla has a Destination Charging Network which might be a good starting point to get a charger at a business. https://www.tesla.com/charging-partners
Alan Shedd
01:43:04
Hi Brandon, good to see you again and hear how things are going at Middle TN
Nancy Chung
01:43:44
Wow, that is excellent. This was a pain point for me
Nancy Chung
01:44:14
Friends have Teslas so gave me their advice but different services for hybrid
Nancy Chung
01:44:40
I had to call around for an electrician and research my own charger
Marty Young (KEVA)
01:45:45
Excellent and relatively inexpensive charger option:
Marty Young (KEVA)
01:45:49
https://store.amazing-e.com/ev-charging-stations
Sarah Drummond
01:46:11
Are there any potential hazards for having a 240V charger in a home? Like risk of electrical fires or shorting circuits or anything like that? Sorry - I don't know anything about home electricity.
Nancy Chung
01:46:33
I have 240V, no fire risk
Kent Minault
01:46:40
Really imaginative programs, Brian.
Nancy Chung
01:46:46
It’s the same plug type that your dryer and your double oven uses.
Nancy Chung
01:46:54
Those are safe in your home
Sarah Drummond
01:46:57
Oh, ok, thanks Nancy!
Tara Wohlgemuth
01:46:59
Thanks for that link, those fancy JuiceBox 40 I can't find for less than $600
Mike Frailey
01:47:10
not for profit but also not for loss... lol
JP White
01:47:32
I think MTE should consider helping customers getting a 240v outlet in their garage. The customer can spend as much as or as little as they want on a EVSE. TEsla owners will only have to spend $35/$45 for an adapter for 240v. For other EV's there are 240v charge cords available.
Dave Hrivnak
01:47:32
No 240 is no fire risk, your stove, dryer, hot water heater, AC, Heat Pump all use 240v.
Dave Hrivnak
01:49:10
Clipper Creek makes fine chargers. https://store.clippercreek.com/lcs-20-lcs-20p-16-amp-level-2-ev-charging-station This is one for a modest cost that should give one 160 miles/night. Normally more than enough for most users.
jcross
01:49:26
Hi, for instances where the utility is providing the level 2 charger to the homeowner, can the utility control how/when the charger runs? I am thinking about the instance after a prolonged outage or when a TOU rate shifts to off-peak, and ALL of the chargers come online at the same time? What is the impact to the system demand, could this possibly shift the utility's system peak? Thanks!
Ben Jones
01:49:32
Most fires have been from cars that don’t have batter management or have had a reason that they overcharged and ruptured the cells. But there’s always a risk with anything electrical. As long as the install is done by a qualified professional, it’s no different than anything else in your home.
Marty Young (KEVA)
01:50:25
My home charger:
Marty Young (KEVA)
01:50:28
https://photos.app.goo.gl/heWUnKCkL561MZJu8
Dave Hrivnak
01:50:37
No the VAST majority of car fires are from gas cars. On a per car basis a gas car is at least 100X more likely to catch fire than an EV.
Ben Jones
01:50:43
The Hyundai KonaE battery fire recall was fixed with a firmware upgrade after the batteries were examined.
allen.goetz
01:50:51
Is there a link to the event on April 17th?
Dave Hrivnak
01:51:09
https://driveelectricearthday.org/
Brian Andersen (DNREC)
01:51:32
For the utilities: has there been any consideration of changing rates to account for EV charging or incentivize EV adoption?
Alan Shedd
01:51:59
Be sure that any charger you purchase or recommend for consumers to buy are NRTL tested / labelled
Daniel Siksay (he/him)
01:52:35
Mr. Hennessee, great point! EV charging infrastructure can be a real boon to tourism.
Joe Hull
01:53:28
Brian - lots of utilities are looking at rates for DC fast charging. The demand impacts these chargers could have almost requires a special rate. Other utilities are examining how TOU rates could be used to manage demand considerations.
Virginia Salazar Buda
01:54:00
There are two Sat April 17 Drive Electric Earth Day (DEED) events.
Ben Jones
01:54:09
I keep my state of charge between 80%-20% for day to day use. My JuiceBox lets me set that and it also keeps a record of energy delivered. Cord length was a big thing too. Siemens makes a charger with a 14’ cord. Too short in my opinion. Limits placement and my install would have been much more difficult.
Kara Hendrickson
01:54:23
Have any electric cooperatives looked at residential ZEF Energy/co-op branded chargers?
Alan Shedd
01:55:04
Brad Hennessee - who owns the charger? Who pays the electric bill? What do you charge for its use?
Virginia Salazar Buda
01:55:20
TWO events on Sat April 17. (1) The Pinnacle, Bristol where this event can be found here https://driveelectricearthday.org/. (2) Sam’s Club, Cookeville. This event has not have an event link yet.
gemmarobinson
01:55:40
Orkney (Scotland) is a remote and rural region that leads the UK in EV uptake. Their EV strategy and design guide is worth looking at for those looking at providing the infrastructure
allen.goetz
01:55:40
Thanks Virginia!
Virginia Salazar Buda
01:55:50
You’re welcome Allen.
Sarah Drummond
01:56:51
How can we get a link to a recording of this presentation? I would like to share it with others later
Daniel Siksay (he/him)
01:57:22
Sarah, the recording will be posted on various websites and social media feeds, and we will send all participants a follow-up e-mail with a link to the recording today!
Sarah Drummond
01:57:31
Thanks!
Tara Wohlgemuth
01:57:50
Who killed the electric delivery truck?
Tara Wohlgemuth
01:58:13
No emojis on Zoom chat :(
Diane Glasgow
01:58:43
Sam to Tara, probably the gas station owners
dchavie
01:58:50
Kara, we are participating in the CHARGE EV charging network using the ZEF Energy platform smart-chargers.
Kamillah Kelly
01:58:56
What about charging stations at hotels in Nashville?
Brandon Wagoner
01:59:06
Nancy - good feedback on the search for electricians. We have a lot of members new to the area and don’t know who to call. But they trust us and we want to solve that problem for them if we can.
jcross
02:00:27
Roanoke (NC) EC has a very interesting flat fee subscription model where they provide the charger and they can actively manage it to avoid EV charging negatively impacting their system peak. I'm very interested to hear how this model works for them going forward.
JP White
02:00:29
Kamillah - Several Hotels in Nashville have destination chargers. Typically for Tesla, but there are some with J1772 units. Look hem up on plugshare.com
Ross
02:00:54
Freewire www.freewiretech.com offers a mobile, battery powered, dual-port level 2 charging station (adds up to 30 miles of range per hour) that might be useful for ride and drive events and to help determine where to place public chargers.
Alan Shedd
02:02:28
Tara - interesting book on subject - See https://internalcombustionbook.com/
Mark Darnell
02:02:49
As a result of my experience I would like to explore getting an EV cargo van to purchase or lease for my business
Ben Jones
02:02:50
Used EV market is great. Bought my i3 on Carvana for about half sticker. 3 years old but only had 10K miles.
Daniel Siksay (he/him)
02:03:22
https://www.facebook.com/DriveElectricTN
Daniel Siksay (he/him)
02:03:51
https://www.facebook.com/groups/DriveElectricTN
Brandon Wagoner
02:03:52
jcross - Good thought on the potential impact on the grid if all chargers ramp up simultaneously following an outage. It is something we need to explore further. To answer your question on utilities being able to control the chargers - there are several chargers we’ve investigated that allow that, and some without proprietary communications. We may start at a small enough scale that doesn’t justify utilizing that functionality immediately, but instead we’d like to set a default program for our members that keeps charging overnight. However, they certainly would have the ability to override that with no penalty. We want things to be convenient, but we also feel like 90+% of the time we can ensure their vehicles are charged by the time they need it in the morning if it starts later in the evening - helping keep the load diversified.
Virginia Salazar Buda
02:04:13
Sign up to receive our bi-monthly emails at www.driveelectrictn.org! Thanks, all.
JP White
02:04:13
Rural communities tend to be conservative politically speaking. What is being done to dispel the myths regarding EV's being Obama-mobiles etc.
Brian Andersen (DNREC)
02:04:52
thanks! that's helpful to know
Marty Young (KEVA)
02:05:00
JP, I have a sticker on my car that says "Powered by 100% American-Made Electricity" :-)
Ben Jones
02:05:24
Haven’t heard that one. Been dispelling myths on my podcast as related to small town America.
Tony Stone
02:06:42
@Marty that’s brilliant, I need that!
Daniel Siksay (he/him)
02:07:02
We have one of Marty's stickers on our car, too, looks fantastic.
Virginia Salazar Buda
02:07:14
To sign up for DET bi-monthly emails: https://driveelectrictn.org/
Marty Young (KEVA)
02:07:15
Absolutely! I'll send one (or more) to you for free. Contact me at youngma65500@gmail.com
Alan Shedd
02:07:44
Dr. Chen - great that TN Tech has a charger that Charmian could use but 1 station for an entire campus, does not guarantee access
Mark Darnell
02:08:32
You can charge two or three cars I believe at that TTU fast station
JP White
02:09:53
I put 135,000 miles on our 2011 LEAF, mostly interstate driving. I have calculated savings of over $14,000 over that period vs a comparable gas car. While EV's are more efficient for local driving, the person with that long commute is a candidate to save lots of $$
cleong
02:10:09
That station is at the outskirts of campus and not close to my office, plus we're not allowed to leave our cars while it's charging, so unfortunately I'm still looking at sitting in my car for 30-45 minutes while waiting for it to charge after work.
Dave Hrivnak
02:11:06
$25 of electricity takes me about 1000 miles
Ben Jones
02:11:17
Charging on DCFC I spent 9 cents per mile as compared to 2.6 cents per mile at home.
Daniel Siksay (he/him)
02:11:21
https://www.myev.com/
Diane Glasgow
02:11:25
From Sam:
Ben Jones
02:11:26
MyEV.com
Ben Jones
02:11:31
Or Carvana
Marty Young (KEVA)
02:11:31
I bought my 2016 Chevy Volt at carmax
Tara Wohlgemuth
02:11:42
Having an opportunity to charge at workplaces would alleviate much of the rural range anxiety
JP White
02:11:58
Carvana also sell EV's
Andrew Horstman
02:12:03
atuotradder.com and cars.com both have EVs listed.
Virginia Salazar Buda
02:12:35
Here’s more information about TNTech’s Direct Current Fast Charger (DCFC) and provides more information about Prof. Chen’s “EV Rural Testbed” Project. https://www.tncleanfuels.org/2020/07/27/tennessee-tech-unveils-new-dcfc-unit-in-cookeville-as-part-of-ev-testbed-project/
Diane Glasgow
02:12:37
Do you EV owners rent a car if you plan a long distance trip?
Ben Jones
02:12:38
I was told I could charge at our co-op but only at L1. Told I couldn’t use our L2 charger.
Nancy Chung
02:12:52
Yep, I got my hybrid at Carmax and leaf was available
Tara Wohlgemuth
02:13:01
I found mine on Facebook marketplace!
Ben Jones
02:13:17
Still have a gasoline Rogue.
Tony Stone
02:13:20
Where I live there are prime parking spaces with free level 2 charging where I live (Greenville, SC) to encourage retail and hospitality spending. I went 4 months without charging at home in 2016 while working downtown.
Kent Minault
02:13:23
Yeah. Home charging is super important. Here in Knoxville, we have several free charging opportunities, which we used a lot for over a year, but now with the $400 KUB rebate, we charge almost totally at home. The small cost was overridden by the inconvenience of running out to charge for free and walking home.
Marty Young (KEVA)
02:13:25
KEVA Used EV webinar:
Marty Young (KEVA)
02:13:28
https://youtu.be/3VXVHgIU_wg
Virginia Salazar Buda
02:14:09
KUB’s $400 rebate that Kent is talking about can be found here. https://www.kub.org/about/environment/ev-charger-rebate-program
Tara Wohlgemuth
02:14:57
How many utilities in TN offer incentives like KUB for home charging?
Kent Minault
02:15:24
I think only KUB on Holston Electric Coop.
Kent Minault
02:15:59
We need more. Let’s bug some of these great EC’s on this call to provide those rebates!
Virginia Salazar Buda
02:16:08
Tara, my understanding is that KUB is the only utility that is offering this type of incentive in TN.
JP White
02:16:54
Are there plans for a similar program for the CEMC territory which stretches from Land Between the Lakes to Sumner county and is very rural.
Virginia Salazar Buda
02:18:52
ClipperCreek provides a great resource page - Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) incentives by state: https://clippercreek.com/evse-rebates-and-tax-credits-by-state/ which includes a FEDERAL TAX CREDIT FOR EVSE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION through 2021!
Tara Wohlgemuth
02:19:30
It seems like Knoxville with their local EC drivers chapter and support from KUB really is a leader in the state for EV advancement. Way to go!
Tara Wohlgemuth
02:19:36
EV*
Virginia Salazar Buda
02:20:56
Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association (KEVA) is an incredibly strong group of EV folks. https://knoxev.org/
Marty Young (KEVA)
02:22:16
The KEVA website is being revamped, but much of it is still functional
JP White
02:22:50
I have asked new apartment complexes near Hendersonville as they are built if they will add EV charging stations. I have got polite no's in all cases. It is not seen as an advantage to do so.
Kent Minault
02:23:49
What exactly is a high load factor load on my house, and how do I get it?
Marty Young (KEVA)
02:24:08
JP, that's a pity...and VERY short-sighted
Tony Stone
02:24:46
Randolph EMC in NC has a great EV rate, too
Ben Jones
02:25:47
Load factor - low demand, high energy usage but we don’t even capture residential demand.
Kent Minault
02:25:59
Perhaps the MUD advocacy should be not to install chargers, but to provide the circuitry so that tenants can easily install their own chargers.
JP White
02:28:06
I agree with Kent. Getting the 240v plug in place is job #1. You can buy a 240v charge cord cheaply enough https://amzn.to/3cCazpn
Ben Jones
02:28:44
Shameless plug for the EV Diaries podcast. EVs in small town America.
Marty Young (KEVA)
02:28:59
Some members of KEVA are politically conservative and support EVs because they don't want their money going to OPEC.
jcross
02:29:09
I just re-located to Steamboat Springs area from Alaska, EV philosophy is very different here. We have a lot more EVs on the roads here, particularly on ski weekends. Add that to the growing # of large homes (>10,000 sq. ft.) that are going all electric and I am really concerned about my system capacity going forward. Managing my peak more locally, say at the feeder or substation level is likely going to be something my co-op will have to entertain.
Virginia Salazar Buda
02:29:49
There is an initiative where DriveElectricTN (DET) EV Chapters are being developed throughout the state. The first one that is being developed is called “Appalachian Highlands” in NETN. Thanks BrightRidge (Bonnie Donnolly), Dave Hrivnak, TDEC Johnson City Field Director, Jan Compton and City of Johnson City, Tim Henley for your leadership with this chapter and for the several other folks in the Tri-Cities area that are invested in EVs. PS - you do not need to own an EV to be part of this DET EV Chapter. :)
Tony Stone
02:30:11
I’m not with Randolph, but we looked at their rate. See Single-Phase Time-of-Use Service—Plug-in Vehicle on their site...https://www.randolphemc.com/sites/randolphelectric/files/PDF/randrates_1220.pdf
JP White
02:30:23
@Marty. The biggest complaint I hear is that my EV and charging stations it uses were paid for by their taxes.
Jennifer Barrie
02:31:27
I am all for EVs everywhere, but people are not as rational as we think, and I think rural culture will be a large obstacle to overcome.
Bruce Vlk (VCC)
02:32:05
Great webinar, very current to our work!
Diane Glasgow
02:32:13
Sam: Terrific program. Thanks
Brian Andersen (DNREC)
02:32:20
Thanks all! This was excellent
Mark Darnell
02:32:25
I don’t. People think with their wallet. If it saves money they will be for it
Mallory England
02:32:26
Thank you!