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Webinars

The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation offers webinars to help states and key stakeholders build capacity for electric vehicles and plan for charging infrastructure.

Upcoming

  • Webinars: Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program

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    Mar 21, 2023 | 1–2 p.m. ET

    Mar 22, 2023 | 2–3 p.m. ET

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) new Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program, established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will provide $2.5 billion over five years to a wide range of applicants, including cities, counties, local governments, and tribes. The DOT Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently opened applications for a first round of funding up to $700 million from Fiscal Years (FY) 2022 and 2023. This funding is available to strategically deploy EV charging and other alternative vehicle-fueling infrastructure projects in publicly accessible locations.

    DOT FHWA is holding two informational webinars on the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the CFI Discretionary Grant Program. Webinars are open to the public and registration is required.

    Register for March 21 Register for March 22

  • Webinar: Utilities, Commissions, and State DOTs: Working Together to Deploy EV Charging

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    Mar 21, 2023 | 2–3 p.m. ET

    Join the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office) as we hear the perspective of a utility, a public utility commission, and a state department of transportation (DOT) working to deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.

    The webinar will explore how these stakeholders are working to streamline the service connection agreement process, plan for available capacity and additional load, create electricity rates that meet the needs for EV charging, and ensure a positive customer experience from EV charging site host to the EV end user.

    Audience members will leave the webinar with a better understanding about how these stakeholders can collaborate to bridge transportation and energy needs for EV charging station deployment.

    The conversation will include representation from:

    • Kaleb Vander Wiele, Transportation Electrification Project Manager, WisDOT Division of Budget and Strategic Initiatives
    • Cathleen Lewis, E-Mobility Program Manager, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
    • Brian Wilke, Director of Business Development, National Grid.

    Steve Lommele, interim communications and stakeholder engagement lead for the Joint Office, will moderate the webinar and take audience questions. You can ask questions ahead of time by placing them in the "Questions & Comments" field on the Zoom webinar registration form.

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  • Webinar: State of the Practice in DC Charging Station Site Evaluation and Deployment Processes

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    Mar 23, 2023 | 3–4 p.m. ET

    Join the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office) as we hear from the Colorado Energy Office and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on the state of the practice for electric vehicle (EV) charging station site evaluation and deployment processes.

    The panelists will discuss their experiences on how to evaluate sites for EV charging stations. Our intent is to provide state and local government, site hosts, utilities, and others with information on determining feasibility of a site, coordinating with utilities, estimating charging demand to meet power requirements and reliability (for now and in the future), and permitting.

    Audience members will leave the webinar with a better understanding for how to approach EV charging site identification and move through coordination and permitting processes toward deployment. This is the first of three webinars related to EV charging station site design.

    The conversation will be structured as follows:

    • Introduction from the Joint Office
    • Presentations from subject matter experts: Christian Williss, Colorado Energy Office; Natasha Fackler and Colton Brown, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
    • Facilitated Q&A session with presenters.

    Steve Lommele, interim communications and stakeholder engagement lead for the Joint Office, will moderate the webinar and take audience questions. You can ask questions ahead of time by placing them in the "Questions & Comments" field on the Zoom webinar registration form.

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Past

  • Webinar: Bridging Transportation and Energy Through Regional Coordination

    Feb 28, 2023

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    The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office) hosted a webinar with metropolitan regional planning organizations and partners coordinating sustainable transportation deployment. The webinar explored the experiences that regional planning organizations have had thus far bridging the transportation and energy sectors, including the challenges and successes they have faced along the way.

    Audience members left the webinar with a better understanding as to what resources regional planning organizations have at their disposal to ensure charging and fueling infrastructure investments are well-coordinated at a regional level.

    The conversation included:

    • Introduction from the Joint Office
    • Case study on regional approach utilized in Chattanooga, Tennessee with participants:
      • Melissa Taylor, City of Chattanooga
      • Mina Sartipi, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
      • Rich Davies, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
    • Facilitated discussion with all participants, including:
      • James Corless, Chief Executive Officer for the Sacramento Area Council of Governments
      • Brandi Whetstone, Sustainability Officer at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission."

    Steve Lommele, interim communications and stakeholder engagement lead for the Joint Office, moderated the webinar and took audience questions.

  • Webinar: EV Charging Minimum Standards Rule

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    Feb 21, 2023 | Feb 23, 2023

    The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in coordination with the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, held two informational webinars on the recently released Electric Vehicle Charging Minimum Standards Rule.

    The final rule applies to all FHWA-funded electric vehicle chargers, including those funded under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. The final rule will help ensure a convenient and reliable charging experience for current and future EV drivers across the country. For a pre-publication version of the rule and more information, see the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program website.

    To watch webinar recordings, see NEVI Resources from FHWA.

  • Webinar: DOT FTA Low-No and Bus Competitive Grant Programs FY 2023 Notice of Funding

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    Feb 16, 2023 | Feb 28, 2023

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transit Authority (FTA) held webinars on Feb. 16 and 28, 2023, about the Low or No Emission and Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Programs FY2023 Notice of Funding Opportunity. The nearly $1.7 billion DOT FTA funding opportunity will support state and local efforts to modernize aging transit fleets with low- and no-emission buses, renovate and construct bus facilities, and support workforce development.

    Potential applicants to the fiscal year (FY) 2023 Low or No Emission (Low-No) Program and Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program were welcome to attend. Webinar attendees learned about program eligibility, evaluation criteria and selection considerations, and the submission process.

    The first webinar was a general session for all applicants. Listen to the first webinar. The second webinar featured a Q&A session focused on questions from rural and tribal applicants. Listen to the second webinar.

    Applicants are encouraged to listen to the webinars to learn more and how to apply before the Thursday, April 13, 2023, funding opportunity application deadline.

  • Webinar: Meet and Greet Gabe Klein, Joint Office Executive Director

    Jan 24, 2023

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    Gabe Klein, executive director of the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office), hosted a virtual Meet and Greet on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Klein discussed Joint Office fiscal year 2023 priorities including:

    • Supporting the deployment of $7.5 billion to build a national electric vehicle charging network with a focus on filling gaps in rural and disadvantaged communities and hard-to-reach locations.
    • Assisting states and communities, school districts, transit agencies, and tribal nations with implementing investments in zero-emission passenger, transit, and heavy-duty vehicles.
    • Sustaining the Biden-Harris administration’s Justice40 Initiative goal of delivering 40% of the benefits from federal climate and clean energy investment to underserved communities.

    Steve Lommele, interim communications and stakeholder engagement lead for the Joint Office, moderated the Meet and Greet and took audience questions.

  • DOE Justice Week Webinar: Mapping Tools for Identifying Underserved Communities

    Sep 15, 2022

    The U.S. Department of Energy hosted a webinar detailing the Justice40 Initiative. The initiative supports the federal goal that at least 40% of the benefits of certain federal investments flow to disadvantaged communities. The potential benefits are wide ranging, such as access to cleaner energy, air, and transportation, as well as training for clean energy jobs. For those planning projects with an energy and environmental justice component, an assortment of tools—Energy Justice Mapping Tool, Electric Vehicle Charging Justice40 Map Tool, Energy Zones Mapping Tool, and more—are available for identifying disadvantaged communities.

    Though this webinar discusses multiple definitions for disadvantaged communities, the NEVI program guidance encourages states to use the definition in the EV Charging Justice40 Map.

  • Webinar: Bus Fleet Transition Technical Assistance

    Sep 15, 2022

    The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation hosted a webinar about new technical assistance being offered to transit agencies and entities receiving—or planning to apply for—federal funds to expand or transition their fleets with clean and green buses. FTA recently announced over $1.6 billion in FY22 funding to support new-technology buses through the Low- and No-Emission Vehicle and Buses and Bus Facilities programs.

    Created by President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to facilitate collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation will share resources and guidance, through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, to eligible FTA entities seeking to transition their fleets to low- or no-emission transit vehicles.

    This webinar covered how to access technical assistance and included a question-and-answer session to solicit feedback from industry stakeholders on topics of interest in clean fleet conversions.

  • Webinar: Building Justice40 and Equity Considerations into State Plans

    Jun 24, 2022

    The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) formula program asks states to consider equity in their planning process. Torrey Lyons and Monisha Shah from the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation provided an overview of equity considerations for planning and deploying electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The webinar also covered the Justice40 Initiative and how it relates to the NEVI formula program and state plans. They discussed available equity and Justice40 related tools and other resources that states can use to develop state plans.

  • Webinar: Themes from the First Two Months of Technical Assistance

    May 2, 2022

    This webinar featured a discussion of common themes and questions encountered during the first two months of state technical assistance (TA) by the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation. We discussed station and corridor terms and definitions, differences between the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program and alternative fuel corridors designations, common state plan needs, and the exception process. New TA offerings were also presented, including regional support teams and TA office hours. The webinar featured other topics related to state plan development as well as a question-and-answer session.

  • Webinar: Technical Assistance for State Departments of Transportation

    Mar 8, 2022

    This webinar was a meet-and-greet with the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation's Technical Assistance Team. The webinar covered the guidance and plan template for states, resources from the Joint Office, and ways for states to get assistance. This was an opportunity for state DOTs or their representatives to share their needs with the Joint Office and discuss how to collaborate.

  • Webinar: Introduction to the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation

    Feb 24, 2022

    This webinar was an introduction to the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation and an overview of how the office will support the deployment of zero-emission, convenient, accessible, and equitable transportation infrastructure. The webinar covered Joint Office goals, members, and capabilities, as well as how to work with the office.