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Energy Infrastructure


Our goal for the I-80 corridor is energy self sufficiency for mobility and transportation that honors the ingenuity and self sufficiency demonstrated by the Native Americans and pioneers who used this corridor in the past.


Our working group vision seeks to put in place ideas, strategies, and systems needed for reaching our goal energy self sufficiency for mobility and transportation along the I-80 Corridor.

This working group will explore the potential for providing the full range of energy infrastructure along the corridor to support all existing and emerging vehicle types. We will be able to draw inspiration from I-5 experiences in California, Oregon, and Washington with the West Coast Green Highway initiative. Further, as the Alternative Fueling Station Locator indicates, we can improve the I-80 Corridor's alternative energy infrastructure future.
This working group will explore the implications and potentiality for enhancing the alternative energy infrastructure in communities along the I-80 corridor. Providing such infrastructure may produce strategic advantages for corridor mobility and ultimately economic vitality within corridor communities. The potential for achieving enhanced alternative energy infrastructure likely lies in this group’s ability to identify, organize, and act upon the wide range of information concerning ongoing and emerging initiatives, and generate a consensus action plan. Achieving these goals will require a wide and diverse set of perspectives.
The energy infrastructure working groups will meet regularly via conference calls to discuss the many dimensions implied for the future of the I-80 corridor. Ultimately it is desirable for the group to begin formulation ideas and strategies that will propel I-80 corridor communities to the fore-front in implementing energy infrastructure innovations. Potential discussion topics include:

    Natural Gas Production
    Fleet Vehicle Utilization
    Home Depot Charging Stations
    Technology Adaptation
    Natural Gas Corridor Distribution
    Induction charging
    EV lifestyle
    Emerging technology
Among Others

The potential for this dialogue lies in the ability to engage a diversity of perspectives as indicated with the range of likely topics. Individuals in this working group will be involved with regular half hour to one hour conference call discussions as well as other information exchange activities. Members of the working group will likely provide briefing updates to other I 80 corridor working groups and to the larger task forces engaged in the study. Further, they should communicate within their organizations about nature and results of the working group’s dialogue.
Dialogue Resources:
Hybrid Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Report
Plug in Vehicle Interactive Tool
Plug in Vehicle Action Tool
Wireless Power Transfer Bus (Utah State University)
Mountain Plains Consortium
West Coast Green Highway
The EV Project
Alternative Fuels Data Center
Green Highway Partnership
Electric Vehicle Adoption Policy
EV and Alternative Fuels Newsletter