Picture at prime taken underneath one of many photo voltaic canopies on the Lodge Marcel with the constructing within the background: Daphne Dixon – Stay Inexperienced CT, Paul Wessel – Better New Haven Clear Cities, and Analiese Mione, Barry Kresch, Bruce Becker, and Paul Braren from the EV Membership who organized the symposium.
Effectively, it was free, however there was extra curiosity than we have been in a position to accommodate and we needed to shut registration. Early suggestions has been extraordinarily optimistic. comparable to this message:
“I attended the NEEVS yesterday and had a improbable time. What an incredible lineup of audio system/displays and many enjoyable on the automobile present as nicely! I’m wanting ahead to future symposiums within the coming years. …. Once more, I had a good time on the symposium (and the lunch was unimaginable).”
We wish to thank our sponsors: Stay Inexperienced CT, Better New Haven Clear Cities Coalition, EVConnect, Maxwell Automobiles, and ChargePoint, with out whom we might have been munching on pretzels.
The Lodge Marcel supplied glorious, eco-friendly hospitality. For anybody who could also be nervous about switching from a fuel to an induction cooktop, the standard of the meals attested to how good induction cooking will be. Even the chafing dishes have been induction.
We’ve had some feedback about how a small committee was in a position to put collectively a jam-packed agenda in a brief time frame. If something, the problem is much less about discovering content material than winnowing it down to suit inside our time parameters. Because it was, our 3-hour speaker agenda took 4 hours with too little time for Q&A.
We wish to give a shout-out to Wealthy Jordan, president of the CT Tesla House owners Membership, for his assist with the automobile present, to the Westport Police Division and their Mannequin Y patrol automobile, and to Tesla for bringing autos for take a look at drives.
Transformed EV Van
Lodge Marcel architect and developer, Bruce Becker, talked about how Maxwell Automobiles transformed an ICE van to electrical utilizing a salvaged Mannequin 3 battery and drive prepare.
Out of Spec Dave
YouTube and X (Twitter) persona, Out of Spec Dave from Norwalk, CT, talked about his adventures as a highway warrior, having pushed plenty of totally different EVs and skilled the various faces of public charging. Not all of them are blissful faces. A part of the charging expertise is understanding earlier than you get to a charger, when deciding the place to cost, whether or not a charger is in service and how briskly it’s charging. There’s a hole within the eco-system right here. He has launched the “Fee Your Cost” e-newsletter. Take a video or picture of your cost, describe your expertise, and tag @outofspecdave on Twitter. The info are compiled and this weekly report is issued. Take a video or picture, present particulars and tag them (@outofspecdave) on Twitter. These are being compiled in a weekly report posted to Twitter. For these not on Twitter, use this Google Doc:
Mark Scully from Individuals’s Motion for Clear Vitality (PACE) spoke about their program to assist municipalities decarbonize and get monetary savings within the course of. This slide illustrates the fee financial savings projected in a transition to renewables.
We get many questions whether or not widespread EV adoption will crash the grid. Whereas the grid does should be modernized (and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has a grid modernization docket), Rick Rosa from Avangrid/UI mentioned utilizing EVs to optimize the grid. This slide is an instance of optimization vs curtailment. EVs will probably be useful to the grid for the foreseeable future and, as such, there are incentives for EV house owners to take part. See our incentives web page for a extra detailed description of this system with hyperlinks to join the residential or industrial incentives. This program can also be provided by Eversource and it may possibly offset the prices of shopping for and putting in a 240 volt charger, in addition to pay an ongoing incentive to take part of their managed charging applications.
Zoning for EV Readiness
Daphne Dixon of Stay Inexperienced CT, who has executed numerous work with municipalities, gave a presentation that illustrated the complexity of zoning for EVs but in addition highlighted the numerous advantages as famous within the instance beneath.
All Electrical, Zero Emission Residence
Paul Braren supplied an in depth description of his journey to create an all-electric dwelling (photo voltaic roof seen within the picture, powerwall/VPP, 2 EVs, insulation for dwelling and home windows, warmth pumps, good panel, electrical backyard instruments) and seize the obtainable incentives. It has been an advanced highway. This hyperlinks to his full presentation.
IRA Switch Provision
In his replace on incentives, EV Membership President, Barry Kresch, mentioned the implementation of the switch provision in 2024, and the way it adjustments a tax credit score into a degree of sale rebate.
Superior Clear Vehicles II
CT is a participant within the California Air Sources Board emissions necessities. It’s now within the technique of implementing the second part of those laws, commencing in 2027 by means of 2035. The foundations require producers to promote growing quantities of zero emission light-duty autos, reaching 100% in 2035. There’s a separate set of laws that may considerably decrease emissions for medium and heavy-duty autos throughout this identical interval. Charles Rothenberger, Local weather Legal professional for Save the Sound, defined these laws. The legislature has licensed CT DEEP to proceed with the required multi-step course of. The slide beneath reveals the place we’re and the remaining steps.
There may be some concern that when the principles return to the legislature, by which a bi-partisan evaluation committee is meant to look at them for authorized sufficiency, that there could also be an efforts by opponents to short-circuit the approvals course of. Extra on that to come back.
We hope you see you subsequent time!!!
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