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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will present Electric Vehicle Charging for Employee Vehicles and Agency Fleets, a new First Thursday Seminar on January 5, 2017, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Federal requirements encourage agencies to develop employee charging policies, acquire electric vehicles (EVs), and annually report on charging infrastructure available for employees. 

This First Thursday Seminar will provide fleet and facility managers with an overview of how meeting electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) goals can decrease greenhouse gas emissions, save money, and lead by example. 

Expert presenters will describe technical and financial considerations involved in electric vehicle charging, as well as legislation and executive order impacts on agency EV acquisition, installation of EVSE for employees and fleets, and associated reporting requirements.

Participants will learn to:

  • Understand new guidance on charging stations at the workplace
  • Recognize how federal electrification requirements affect your fleet
  • Develop cost-effective strategies that increase employee access to and use of charging stations
  • Plan, construct, and optimize fleet-level charging in agency infrastructure and operations
  • Apply best practices for management and safety during installation and use of charging stations
  • Access technical resources like the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Workplace Charging Challenge and the General Services Administration’s Fleet Drive-Thru tool.

The instructors for this First Thursday Seminar are Sarah Olexsak, coordinator for DOE’s Workplace Charging Challenge’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge; Margaret Smith, technical support for DOE’s Clean Cities initiative; and Cabell Hodge, federal fleet project lead at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. 

After completing a course evaluation and multiple-choice assessment, participants will be eligible for continuing education units.   

First Thursday Seminars are designed for federal energy and facility managers, but are open to all individuals through the FEMP Training Catalog. Courses are hosted in partnership with the National Institute of Building Sciences Whole Building Design Guide.   

The 90-minute training is free of charge, but advanced registration is required to obtain an Internet URL for the presentation. Registration for the broadcast will close on April 6, 2016. 

For more information, visit the FEMP Training page. 

Archives of other First Thursday Seminars are offered by FEMP in association with the Whole Building Design Guide.

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