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Greater Indiana Upcoming Events:

 

Greater Indiana Annual Awards and Reception

December 8, 2022 5:30pm EST  at Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

Each year, Greater Indiana Clean Cities, Inc. (Greater Indiana) recognizes outstanding contributions to advancing the organization’s mission. Over the last 23 years, Greater Indiana’s stakeholders have advanced alternative, domestic fueled transportation including energy-efficient technologies across all sectors in Indiana.

Join us as we honor the work of our stakeholders fueling the future of Greater Indiana. Enjoy music provided by J. Elliott, appetizers and a chance to hear from some of our partners. Network with alternative fuel transportation leaders and advanced technology providers.

Keynote speakers:

Ben Wrightsman, CEO, Battery Innovation Center and Chairperson, Indiana EV Product Commission
Ben Wrightsman is a strategic global industry executive with over 22 years of experience in high-tech manufacturing, electronics, advanced battery, energy economy, and product development companies. He has a passion for finding and utilizing untapped resources and capabilities within a company to open up new opportunities for growth and revenue generation along with rehabilitation.

Ben’s diverse background in executive leadership, mergers and acquisitions, research and development, new product introduction, engineering, business and product development, operations, field support, and supply chain gives him a broad range of understanding to tackle problems at all levels of the organization.

Ben has held key positions with one of industry’s leading electronics contract manufacturers, large format lithium battery manufacturer, advanced energy development firm, non-profit battery commercialization center, and owns and advises multiple small business ventures/startups. His career has taken him all over the world; working, living, supporting, and building companies in the US, Mexico, Asia, Canada, and portions of Europe.

Ben attended Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) majoring in electrical engineering where he was co-captain of the Electric Jag (Indy) race car team. He is a Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt, APICS-CPIM accredited, and received Sandler President’s Sales Certification. In addition to his primary role, Ben also has served on advisory boards for Indiana IoT Lab, CareBand, Eclipse Energy Labs, EMC2 lab, Switchback Energy, along with several OEM’s

In his spare time he enjoys off-road motorcycle adventure riding, racing, coaching softball, and tinkering on car, home, and technology projects with his daughters.

“Let up for a second, and that is where you will finish” – BMW

Craig Moore, Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer RNG, Kinder Morgan

Craig is the Chief Commercial Officer RNG for Kinetrex Energy a Kinder Morgan Company and is responsible for all top-line growth and business development activities related to RNG.

Craig Moore has more than 20 years of experience in various disciplines such as capital markets, M&A, strategy, and energy, and prior to Kinder Morgan’s acquisition of Kinetrex Energy, Craig was the Chief Revenue officer for Kinetrex Energy, a leading inter-state liquefied natural gas (LNG) and renewable natural gas (RNG) company. Early in 2020, Kinetrex launched it’s first RNG plant in Indianapolis with our JV partners EDL and Southside Landfill producing nearly a bcf of RNG annually. Kinetrex also has three more landfill RNG plants under construction in Indiana. Since being acquired by Kinder Morgan, Kinetrex has executed two acquisitions and the combined platform is projecting to produce 7.7 bcf RNG. Prior to Kinetrex, Craig was Citizens Energy Group’s Director of Corporate Development, while being responsible for the businesses within Citizens Resources or “for-profit” businesses including Kinetrex Energy. During his time at Citizens Energy Group, Craig was involved with the several water and wastewater acquisitions and oil drilling reinvestment plan.

Prior to his time at Citizens Energy Group, Craig held several positions of increasing responsibility at Cummins, Inc., the largest independent diesel and natural gas engine manufacturer in the world.

Before joining Cummins, Craig served in various financial roles inside and outside of the treasury department for Allstate Insurance Company. Craig holds an MBA from the DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Finance from the Ball State University Miller College of Business.

 

The event is free for Greater Indiana members. Not a member? Check out our membership levels here!

Space is limited and an RSVP is required by December 1, 2022!

The event will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2022, immediately following the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Environmental Conference. Greater Indiana members interested in attending the Conference will receive a 20% discount on conference registration. To receive your discount code email Kaylee May at kaylee@greaterindiana.com.

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Kerri@GreaterIndiana.com to learn more about the full list of sponsorship benefits and opportunities.

Thank you to our event sponsors!

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Greater Indiana Past Events:

 

Highly EVolved Indianapolis EV Showcase

October 22, 2022 12:00pm – 5:00pm EST  at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church (100 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260).

Knozone and the Office of Sustainability are hosting an electric vehicle showcase to feature Indy’s growing EV market. This event is free and open to the public.

Come out and visit Greater Indiana’s booth and test drive an EV!


EVs for EVV – Evansville Ride and Drive

October 2, 2022 4:00pm – 7:00pm CT (5:00pm – 8:00pm ET)

EVs for EVV is a companion event to the Road Knights of Evansville’s Cruise In, at 6100 Lloyd Expressway near the Arby’s Restaurant in the shopping center parking lot. The ride and drive event is open to the public. 

Come out and visit Greater Indiana’s booth and test drive an EV!


Carmel Ride and Drive

October 1, 2022 3PM-6PM at the Indiana Design Center, 200 S Rangeline Rd, Carmel, United States

The City of Carmel in partnership with the Greater Indiana Clean Cities, Hoosier Electric Vehicle Association, Carmel Green Initiative, and Knozone is excited to announce that as part of the National Drive Electric Week we will be hosting an EV Ride and Drive on Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Indiana Design Center. Attendees will be able to test drive various electric-powered vehicles from cars to e-bikes and even e-motorcycles. There will be plenty of EV owners displaying their vehicles and will be available for attendees to ask questions about ownership, costs, and charging EV’s. Additionally, there will be other organizations with information related to electric vehicles.

EV Ride and Drive events give the public the chance to test out new electric vehicles from a wide variety of manufacturers. This year, Motor Drive and several local automotive dealers will have cars to test drive. Additionally, we have invited an e-motorcycle dealer and e-bike dealers as well. There will be information about how to charge and where to charge EV’s, how they can improve air quality and reduce CO2 emissions, how you can charge with solar power, how much fun they are to drive, and how owning an EV can save you money.

Additionally, this event will take place before Late Night on Main (music event, beginning at 9pm) held on Main Street.


South Bend Hoosier Happy Hour

September 28, 2022 5:30PM – 7PM

Join the Indiana Conservative Alliance for Energy, republicEn.org and other local conservatives who are engaging on clean energy and climate change for a series of summer happy hours across Indiana.

The final stop in the series is South Bend! We’re headed to Fatbird. The best part? Your first drink is on ICAE! Just RSVP by hitting the button below to secure your first pint!! (Note: Walkups are welcome but won’t be eligible for a free pint. You must RSVP!)

Learn more and register here


Drive Electric Scott County

September 24, 2022 9AM – 12PM, Indiana Interchurch Center

DRIVE ELECTRIC SCOTT COUNTY is an Electric Vehicle learn-and-ride event for the Scott County area, hosted by Scottsburg First Presbyterian and Methodist churches. The event will take place at the Scott County Farmers market located at the Scott County Heritage Center and Museum at 1060 S. Main St., Scottsburg. Participating EV owners park at the west end of the parking lot in designated slots.

No Cost for EV owners or participants! Refreshments and information about EV driving will be available for the public.


Indiana Climate Policy Conference

September 16, 2022 10AM – 4PM.  

Join us for a day of education and conversation as we dive deep into the arena of climate solutions! Enjoy presentations prepared by experts, as well as small-group discussions, concerning innovative climate solutions for Indiana relating to greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity, transportation, industrial,
buildings, and agricultural sectors, as well as climate adaptation.

Kerri Garvin, Executive Director for Greater Indiana, will be presenting the session: Advancing alternative fuel vehicles across Indiana.

Learn more and register here


Johnson County REMC EV Day

September 10, 2022 10AM-1PM

JCREMC will host EV Day on September 10, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 750 International Dr., Franklin. Structured similar to a car show, EV Day is a free opportunity for the community to see various EV models (some available for test drive) and ask questions of JCREMC’s EV Team members.

Learn more here


Earth Charter Climate Leadership Summit

September 8-9, 2022

The Climate Leadership Summit is an annual, statewide conference specially designed for mayors, city, town and county leaders, and community partners to discuss how to prepare for the changing climate. The event focuses on mitigation and adaptation through green jobs, renewable energy, public health, sustainable food, water conservation, communication, and youth engagement, among many other important topics. The event also celebrates the progress Indiana communities have already achieved and give cities the opportunity to share best practices.

Kerri Garvin, Executive Director for Greater Indiana, will be facilitating the Preparing for Funding Opportunities in EV Infrastructure session on September 8th at 11AM EST.

Find out more and Register Here


Energize Northeast Indiana

August 24, 2022

Everyday folks in Northeast Indiana are building a more prosperous community through renewable energy. Hoosier entrepreneurs are innovating clean energy technologies, creating jobs and building stronger communities. Hoosier farmers grow and harvest energy everyday, and now they have opportunities to harvest solar energy. Learn how Northeast Indiana is a national leader in these spaces and how you can support this important work.

Panelists include:

Honorable Marlin Stutzman, Board Member of Perpetual Industries, Moderator
Brent Bedford, CEO, Perpetual Industries
Kacey Crane, Executive Director, Indiana Conservative Alliance for Energy
Suzie Jaworowski, Former Chief of Staff, Department of Nuclear
Ben Smith, VP of Energy Innovation and Solutions, Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Learn more and register here


ACT Research Seminar 67

August 23-25, 2022

ACT’s seminars are held twice per year for the benefit of their clients and the industry as a whole. Attendees are industry leaders and decision-makers, representing upper management and C-suite of respective OEMs, Tier 1 & 2 suppliers, autonomous and electric new entrants, fleets, dealers, and various financial institutions. ACT’s customer base and guest speakers are high-level industry experts, representing the upper management and C-suite of their respective organizations. Each event is an opportunity for ACT Research to meet with clients, prospectus, and key industry players over a three-day period. The Seminars give the opportunity for ACT to share its best-in-class data and forecast in presentation format, as well as featuring guest speakers to dive into topics of interest and note for the benefit of attendees. OUTLOOK Seminar 67 will be held at The Commons in heart of downtown Columbus, IN.

Learn more and register here


AAA Day at the Fair

August 17, 2022

AAA, along with Greater Indiana, EVunited, and Motor will be at AAA’s EV Alley during AAA Day at the Indiana Fairgrounds. Stop by our booths to learn more about electric vehicles and infrastructure and take a look at Motor’s electric vehicles and AAA’s EV service van!


Indy Airstrip Attack

August 13-14, 2022

Greater Indiana is a proud sponsor of the seventh annual Indy Airstrip Attack event presented by Indiana Corn Marketing Council and First Farmers Bank and Trust. The event takes place at the Marion Municipal Airport and features drivers racing with ethanol-fueled vehicles.

Find more event information here.


Open Streets Fort Wayne

August 7, 2022

The Open Streets event turns streets into meeting places, places to socialize and places to play. The event is free to attend. Open Streets is for all ages with over 100 hands-on games and activities, live music, dining at local restaurants while sitting at tables in the street, visiting businesses in a unique way and socializing with old and new friends.

Visit Greater Indiana’s booth to learn more about alternative fuels, look at and learn more about electric vehicles, and speak with EV drivers!


Indiana Energy Management Conference

July 26, 2022 8:30AM – 4:00PM EST

The Indiana Conference on Energy Management is Indiana’s premier conference on finding affordable and sustainable energy sources for your business, as well as networking with other professionals in the field. The Indiana Conference on Energy Management will cover the current status of energy in Indiana, what the future may hold and what your business can do to prepare. Join energy experts from throughout the state to learn the tools and strategies you need to cut costs and remain in compliance!

Greater Indiana’s Director, Kerri Garvin will be presenting “All EVs: All Indiana” at 11:00AM. Join Kerri to learn more about Greater Indiana and our Drive Electric Indiana Program as well as EV market data, local projects, programs, policies, and Indiana’s State EV Infrastructure Implementation Plan.

Greater Indiana members interested in attending the Indiana Energy Management Conference will receive a 20% discount on conference registration. To receive your discount code email Kaylee May at kaylee@greaterindiana.com.


Indiana Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan Webinar

July 15, 2022 6:00PM – 8:00PM EST

Through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program created by passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Indiana will receive nearly $100 million in federal funding for EV charging infrastructure over the next five years. While formula funds are essentially guaranteed for each state, BIL guidance requires each funding applicant to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan which details how use of NEVI formula funds is consistent with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) guidance on developing charging networks along designated alternative fuel corridors (AFCs) and provide infrastructure for underserved communities.

Join the Indiana Department of Transportation for a virtual session to learn about Indiana’s EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan. During the live stream event, INDOT and their support team will walk through each section of the draft plan. The presentation will conclude with a live question and answer session to receive public comment on the draft plan.

Please note: the state NEVI plan is in development and will be completed on August 1. INDOT will post the plan on the program web page on August 1 for public comment.

Watch the Recording.

 


INDOT Northern Indiana Stakeholder Meeting – Indiana Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan

Through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program created by passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Indiana will receive nearly $100 million in federal funding for EV charging infrastructure over the next five years. While formula funds are essentially guaranteed for each state, BIL guidance requires each funding applicant to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan which details how use of NEVI formula funds is consistent with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) guidance on developing charging networks along designated alternative fuel corridors (AFCs) and provide infrastructure for underserved communities.

There will be three in-person sessions to allow stakeholders across the state to provide feedback on the elements of the state plan. During the in-person stakeholder meetings, the program team will summarize the NEVI program requirements and walk stakeholders through the elements of the plan with opportunities for attendees to ask questions and provide feedback. INDOT and their support team will specifically discuss the overall outline for the plan and approach to its development before discussing the plan vision and goals. INDOT will also present the state’s alternative fuel corridors (AFCs) and assessment current and planned EV charging infrastructure along these corridors with respect to the specific NEVI requirements before proceeding into an open Q&A.

Please note: the state NEVI plan is in development and will be completed on August 1. INDOT will not be discussing specific information regarding procurement and implementation processes or timeframes.

Space is limited to the first 50 attendees; please register in advance using the links below. Due to limited capacity, please limit participants to one person per organization or company. If you can’t attend or registration is full, please visit INDOT’s NEVI program resources page to access available resources including:

– The public survey, which closes on May 27
– Virtual Open House information from May 11 (recording and slides)

Northern Indiana Meeting 
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022
Location: INDOT Plymouth Subdistrict, 2845 Jack Greenlee Drive, Plymouth, IN 46563
Registration Capacity: 50

Central Indiana Meeting
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022
Location: INDOT Indianapolis Subdistrict, 7105 Brookville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46239
Registration Capacity: 50

Southern Indiana Meeting
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Location: INDOT Seymour District Office, 185 Agrico Ln., Seymour, IN 47274
Registration Capacity: 50

Agenda:
Welcome/Check In (Greater Indiana Clean Cities, Inc.)
3:05 – 3:15 NEVI Program Introduction (INDOT)
3:15 – 3:25 NEVI Plan Overview and Approach (HNTB)
3:25 – 3:45 Review of INDOT Draft NEVI Plan (HNTB)

  • Vision and goals
  • Existing conditions:
  • AFC corridors
  • Existing EV charging infrastructure
  • Planned EV charging infrastructure and locations

3:45 – 4:15 Facilitated Q&A #1 (Greater Indiana Clean Cities, Inc.)
4:15 – 4:30 INDOT NEVI Public Engagement (Greater Indiana Clean Cities, Inc.)

  • Strategy and stakeholder groups
  • Activities to date:
    • Feedback from RFI
    • Feedback from public survey (closed May 27)
  • Ongoing Activities:
    • Utility survey (closes June 8)
    • In-person meetings
    • One-on-one meetings as requested

4:30 – 4:50 Facilitated Q&A #2 (Greater Indiana Clean Cities, Inc.)
4:50 – 5:00 Meeting Wrap-up and Summary (Greater Indiana Clean Cities, Inc.)


Forth Roadmap Conference

June 29-30, 2022

Greater Indiana is proud to support the Roadmap Conference as a Community Partner. The Roadmap Conference is the leading electric, shared and smart mobility conference in the U.S. Join us June 29-30 at the nation’s premier electric transportation conference, where leaders convene to transform how people and goods move. For more information about the conference visit roadmapforth.org.

Greater Indiana members receive discounted registration using Greater Indiana’s promo code. Email Kaylee May at kaylee@greaterindiana.com to receive the discount code.


INDOT NEVI Virtual Open House Webinar

May 11, 2022 1:00PM – 2:00PM EST

Through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program created by passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Indiana can expect to receive nearly $100 million in federal funding. While formula funds are essentially guaranteed for each state, BIL guidance requires each funding applicant to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan which details how use of NEVI formula funds is consistent with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) guidance on developing charging networks along designated alternative fuel corridors (AFCs) and provide infrastructure for underserved communities.
Join the Indiana Department of Transportation for a Virtual Open House Webinar to learn about Indiana’s EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan goals and vision, as well as opportunities for public engagement throughout the development of the plan.

View the Webinar Recording

Webinar Slide Deck: INDOT NEVI Virtual Open House_Final_V2

Agenda
• Welcome
• Program Introduction
• Plan Approach and Development Updates
• Public Engagement Strategy
• Upcoming Engagement Opportunities
• Q&A

Speakers:
Indiana Department of Transportation
Scott Manning, Deputy Chief of Staff

Greater Indiana Clean Cities, Inc.
Kerri Garvin, Executive Director


Work Truck Week

March 8 – March 11, 2022 at the Indiana Convention Center

Greater Indiana will be participating as a vendor during Work Truck Week, North America’s largest work truck event. Work Truck Week is your chance to see the newest industry products, choose from a broad range of industry-focused education and gain access to engineering representatives from hundreds of exhibiting companies. Interact with thousands of industry professionals, find answers to technical issues, and reconnect with peers at special events and receptionsGreen Truck Summit, held annually as part of Work Truck Week, features intensive programs led by industry experts, OEMs and government representatives — covering clean energy trends for commercial vehicles, including electrification, and operational insights for vocational truck fleets. It offers perspective on work truck evolution and advanced technology development.

Find event and registration information HERE.

Greater Indiana Members receive a free trade show badge for admittance to the Exhibit floor, as well as Ride & Drive access with our personal promo code. Contact kaylee@greaterindiana.com to receive the promo code.


 

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