Walsh invited to DC to participate in Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Discussion

Kellie Walsh, Executive Director of the Greater Indiana Clean Cities has been invited by the Secretariat for the Quadrennial Energy Review, to attend a workshop concerning business models for and the status/future of deployment of alternative transportation refueling infrastructure. The workshop will recap lessons learned from the DOE’s 2014 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meetings (AMR) for the Vehicle Technologies Office and the Fuel Cell Technologies Office with regard to alternative transportation refueling infrastructure and examine their long-term policy implications.

This invitation only workshop will examine the implications of those lessons learned for long-term policy planning led by the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA) as part of the QER, which is a fundamental goal of EPSA as a policy advisory body to the Secretary of Energy.

Walsh has developed and managed the deployment of several alternative fuel corridors across Indiana and the US. The Interstate 65 Biofuels Corridor project, which established a continuous network of E85 and biodiesel fueling stations stretching from Gary, Indiana, to Mobile, Alabama, and the Greener Pastures Corridors across Indiana that have been developed by tripling the number of natural gas stations since 2012.

Most recently, the coalition concluded the management of a Recovery Act grant that placed more than 1300 propane vehicles on the road, in partnership with the Indiana Department of Transportation and 120 alternative fueling stations in partnership with 8 other project partners.

Walsh’s experience with infrastructure deployment and corridor development will provide the QER Team with valuable insight to the considerations, challenges, commitments and capitol needed to develop a network of alternative fueling infrastructure.

For more information on the Quadrennial Energy Review visit:
http://energy.gov/epsa/initiatives/quadrennial-energy-review-qer