Over the last four months, a team of George Washington University graduate students focused their capstone project on the issue of fleet electrification, hoping to extrapolate best practices and lessons learned from the experiences of GridWise members. Through a series of interviews, the students investigated the actions and resources required by utilities to support fleet electrification efforts. In particular, they sought to understand how a fleet electrification plan moves forward in a few different states with different policy and market regimes.
On May 10th, GridWise hosted a well-attended members-only webinar to hear about their findings and recommendations. Access the webinar slides here and their final capstone report here. Thank you to both the GridWise Alliance members who shared some of their time to be interviewed and thank you to GWU students, Joseph Mills, Delaney Dixon, William Marshall, Brian Chestler, and Jacob Cooke.
Also in May, the GridWise Resilience Working Group has been working on a response to the Request for Information on the a $2.3 billion formula grant program (40101[d]) to strengthen and modernize America’s power grid against wildfires, extreme weather, and other natural disasters that are exacerbated by the climate crisis. We welcome interested members to join the working group and contribute their perspectives, just reach out to Josh Steinhardt to join.