Non-Road Transportation Electrification and Infrastructure Applications
The Non-Road Transportation Electrification and Infrastructure Project supports research and future implementation of a self-sustaining program to encourage market development of non-road electric vehicles. The goal is to provide lasting environmental benefits by supporting the use of clean-emission electric-powered vehicles as an alternative to traditional petroleum-fuel powered vehicles.
TVA conducted a market assessment of non-road electric vehicles and infrastructure placement in the Tennessee Valley. The results of the assessment identified four technologies that will be pursued from this project. The non-road electric vehicle technologies include:
- Electric Forklifts
- Airport Ground-Support Equipment (GSE)
- Truck Stop Electrification (TSE)
- Electric Truck Refrigeration Units (eTRU)
TVA is offering an electric forklift incentive program to both TVA Local Power Company (LPC) and Directly-Served Industrial (DSI) customers and those served by the LPC. This program will provide customers a $2,000 incentive to replace internal combustion forklift vehicles with electric powered forklifts. To learn more about this limited-time incentive offer, please visit http://www.energyright.com/industrial/forklift_program.html
Airport Ground Support Equipment
The Airport Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Program will release a request for proposals (RFP) for the installation and operation of electric GSE.
The Airport GSE project is open to airports, airport authorities, airlines, and any other business operating GSE within the TVA service territory and receiving electric service directly from TVA or through a local lower company served by TVA.
The project may award up to $1,170,000 to one or more qualifying respondents. The funds may be used for any project which leads to the installation and operation of electrically-powered GSE and a demonstrable reduction in emissions from internal combustion engines and supporting equipment. These projects may include (but are not limited to) the following GSE:
- Electric Pushback or Electric Aircraft Tractors
- Electric Belt Loaders
- Electric Tugs and Tow Tractors
- Ground Power Units
- Pre-Conditioned Air Units (PCAs)
- Other fossil-fueled (gas/diesel) technologies that can be replaced with electric options that support airport/airline operations
Airport GSE RFP Key Dates:
- Release RFP: June 29, 2015
- Pre-bid Webinar: July 10, 2015 Register Here
- Intent to Bid: July 15, 2015
- Questions Due: July 17, 2015
- Proposals Due: August 21, 2015
Airport GSE RFP
For Airport GSE RFP inquires contact Brad Wagner at email@example.com
Request for Proposals (Word .docx, 320 kb)
Electric Truck Refrigeration Units (eTRU) and Truck Stop Electrification (TSE)
The Electric Truck Refrigeration Units (eTRU) and Truck Stop Electrification (HD-TSE) programs are under development. These two programs are scheduled to be available Spring 2016.
|Conduct market assessment to identify technologies and emission reduction potential||January - September 2014|
|Develop program strategies||September - October 2014|
|Design incentive program(s)||October 2014 - March 2015|
|Launch Electric Forklift Incentive Program||March 9, 2015|
|Release Airport GSE RFP||Summer 2015|
|Release Heavy-Duty Truck Electrification (HD-TSE) RFP||Spring 2016|
|Release Truck Refrigeration Unit (TRU) RFP**||Spring 2016|
|Complete Project||January 22, 2018|
* Dates are tentative and subject to change
EPA Agreement Five-Year Budget
No less than $8 million in combination with Medium Duty Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Project.