Advanced Energy understands that handing a community a list of recommendations does not solve all of the challenges that must be overcome to move electric transportation forward; however, we help define ways to accomplish tasks smarter.
The electric transportation experts at Advanced Energy are working to assist municipalities, utilities, charging station vendors and all stakeholders in a community understanding, planning for and implementing electric transportation initiatives. As your trusted resource for advancing electric transportation, we can assist you in creating a strong foundation for successful integration through:
Consulting and Planning
Furthermore, there is more to successfully implementing electric transportation than just installing charging stations. In fact, communities and municipalities should be wary of installing free or low-cost systems without proper planning and a clear understanding of the associated implications.
Advanced Energy helps communities with all aspects of planning and preparing for the expected influx of PEVs, including best practices on installation, codes, standards, permitting and inspections, as well as information on municipal and utility involvement, and community outreach and education. For more than 10 years, Advanced Energy's Electric Transportation sector has been collaborating with stakeholders across the United States in PEV initiatives. We share our expertise with you to simplify the integration of electric transportation into your community.
We can help you prepare for the road ahead supporting an array of services such as:
Explore our Community Planning Guide for Plug-in Electric Vehicles to learn more, then contact us to help you with your comprehensive planning.
Education and Outreach
We have developed and implemented extensive education and outreach programs. We work closely with clients to tailor an education and outreach campaign based on their specific needs and goals. We offer coordination and leadership in collaboration with clients to increase exposure by building enthusiasm and support for programs through outreach activities such as:
For example, we recently completed Version One of our "Charging Station Installation Handbook for Electrical Contractors and Inspectors." Developed as a best practices guide intended to ensure uniformity in how charging stations are installed across the United States, this hand¬book includes overviews, guidelines and checklists to help contrac¬tors and inspectors deal with the influx of requests for charging station installations.
Most recently, we developed an interactive, web-based tool which compares charging stations from various vendors across the United States. The "Charging Station Technology Review for PEVs" includes an overview of:
For more information about how Advanced Energy's Transportation team can help your organization, contact Jane Brasier at jbrasier@AdvancedEnergy.org or Jeff Barghout at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-857-9000.