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How can Minnesota most effectively use its portion of EV charging formula funds from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) as part of the $5 billion for the build-out of a nationwide EV charging network along primary interstate corridors? Join us as a diverse array of stakeholders discuss how Minnesotans can help shape the MN State EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan, and how access to EVs can grow throughout Greater MN as a result. Expert presenters will also cover other IIJA opportunities for Minnesota: Billions in competitive grants are on the table for states for additional EV charging station grants including disadvantaged communities, tribal, and rural areas. Additional large investments will be made in electric school buses, transit, and battery processing, manufacturing, and recycling grants. This free webinar is geared towards those interested in applying for federal funds and what those funds should do. Legislators, legislative staff, agency staff, regulators, and others in the advocacy community can also benefit from the discussion.

Presenters:

  • Tim Sexton – Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Wendall Meyer – Federal Highway Administration
  • Rep. Jamie Long – Minnesota House
  • Senator Dave Senjem – Minnesota Senate
  • Corey Cantor – Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Nancy Daubenberger – Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner
  • Andrew Wishnia – US Department of Transportation
  • Diane Turchetta – Joint Office of Energy and Transportation
  • Siri Simons – Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Alex Clegg – US Department of Transportation
  • MK Anderson – Fresh Energy
  • Dean Taylor – Plug In America
  • Tony Fischer – Met Council
  • Will Stein – Minnesota Federal Highways
  • Moaz Uddin – Drive Electric Minnesota
  • Alexia Melendez Martineau – Plug In America