On Tuesday, March 24, Clean Fuels Ohio will join with PowerConnect in presenting a seminar for electrical contractors certified through the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP) and others. The meeting will take place at the Electrical Training Center, 947 Goodale Blvd. from 9-11 AM.
PowerConnect is a consortium of nearly fifty electrical contracting firms serving the Columbus, Newark, Portsmouth, Chillicothe and Mansfield areas. Collectively, member firms employ over 1,400 highly trained and skilled electricians and technicians. The organization partners with a wide range of stakeholders, including business groups, elected officials and utilities to support advanced electrical technologies in construction and other projects to further economic development goals.
PowerConnect joined Clean Fuels Ohio as a Gold member in 2019. In 2018, the consortium created an EV Infrastructure Program by certifying over a dozen contractors through the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP). The program also includes project financing. EVITP-certified installers are qualified to install EV charging equipment serving any need on any scale, from a residential complex, workplace or retailer to a complex high-power system serving fleets.
The March 24 seminar will focus on market opportunities and incentives to support EV charging installation. It will include the forthcoming $11 million EV charging incentive program from Ohio EPA, funded by the federal Volkswagen settlement, plus recent and anticipated utility EV programs, local and state policy issues, fleet electrification opportunities, car dealer engagement, Smart Columbus and more. The seminar will bring EVITP-certified and other contractors up to speed and further build the relationship between Clean Fuels Ohio, PowerConnect, the EVSE industry and other key stakeholders.
“We’re excited about our growing partnership with Clean Fuels Ohio,” said Kelly Waters, Executive Director of PowerConnect. “We see many opportunities for our members to contribute to the growth of EV charging, which is so important to our region and state.”