E4 Carolinas Awarded Year 2 Continuation Grant for Alternate Fuel Planning
More than Two Dozen Carolina Companies and Organizations Involved
Charlotte, NC, February 2021
The Vehicle Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy has approved E4 Carolinas year one project results and authorized continuation of the project. The three-year grant to conduct research, planning and training for the use of alternative fuel vehicles in improving first responder, utility and government services to enhance storm resilience and recovery is divided into the distinct annual projects, each requiring continuation authorization.
The three-year project effort will cost $1.68 million. $827,000 in federal funds will be shared by E4 Carolinas, the Savannah River National Lab, the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center, the Southeast Alliance for Clean Energy, Triangle Clean Cities and Centralina Regional Council. State and local cost share in the amount of $856,000 will be provide in part by the six grantees and in part by cash and in kind contribution to the project by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Dominion Energy, Duke Energy Piedmont Natural Gas, the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Advanced Energy and ONEH2, a national hydrogen fuel company based in Hickory, North Carolina.
Year two continuation funding represents $527,000 of the three year project total with $262,000 in federal funds and $265,000 provided in local cost share by the project partners. During the project’s second year, an alternative fuel vehicle and fueling infrastructure inventory will be completed, the potential for alternative fuel vehicles to enhance storm resilience and recovery will be assessed, national and global best practices will be examined, opportunities identified and a plan compiled.
Jennifer Hall, E4 Carolinas’ South Carolina Program Manager may be contacted for further detail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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