Electrifying America's Ports
EPA State, Local, and Tribal Webinar Series on Fleet Electrification
May 23, 2022

2:00-3:30 pm Eastern time

Ports are gateways of commerce and drivers of the U.S. economy but are also significant sources of air pollution due to land- and water-side diesel equipment operations. In this webinar, you'll learn how electrifying drayage trucks, locomotives, ocean-going vessels, cargo-handling equipment, and harbor craft is helping to accelerate decarbonization and cut pollution in communities across the U.S. Electrifying port operations is an important way to address environmental justice concerns of near-port communities.

This webinar will begin with an overview from EPA's Ports Initiative about resources to support port electrification. The California Air Resource Board (CARB) will provide an overview of commercially available zero-emission port equipment and highlight lessons learned from various projects. The South Carolina Port Authority will discuss its Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grants and early plans to deploy all-electric class 8 trucks in and around inland businesses and port terminals. The Port of Tacoma will present lessons learned from its DERA shore power and electric yard hostler projects and plans to deliver infrastructure upgrades at all of its port facilities. Lastly, Tacoma Power will provide recommendations and best practices for improving how utilities and ports work together to support and plan decarbonization efforts.


  *   EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality - Sarah Froman, Ports Initiative Team Lead
  *   California Air Resources Board - Leslie Goodbody, Engineer; and Earl Lanberg, PhD, Air Pollution Specialist
  *   South Carolina Ports Authority -  Mark Messersmith, Permitting Manager
  *   Utility-Port Coordination in Tacoma:
     *   Port of Tacoma - Graham VanderSchelden, Environmental Project Manager
     *   Tacoma Power -  Jeremy Steward, Power Analyst

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