Commissioner Tim Echols' 10th Annual Georgia Clean Energy Roadshow Goes Virtual

Staff Report

Friday, August 28th, 2020

The 10th anniversary of the Clean Energy Roadshow will transition from an in-person event series to a unique, all-virtual, four-part webinar series this year. Public Service Commission Vice Chairman Tim Echols and a list of speakers broadcasting live from multiple sites across the state will tout the economic benefits of alternative fuel vehicles and renewable energy projects.

The second event of the four-part series, “Funding Georgia Clean Energy Projects” will take place Tuesday and examine various grant resources and tax benefits that can be accessed. The first event, “How it Works” – Showcasing Georgia’s Clean Fleets, was held on Aug. 20. Free registration for the remainder of the events is available via this link: 

One of the most notable projects highlighted during this event, is Gourmet Foods International, which just completed installation of several ETRU (Electric Truck Refrigeration Unit) chargers at their distribution center allowing them to keep their trucks cooled during loading and storage while avoiding costly diesel idle time.  Doug Jay, CEO of Gourmet Foods will demonstrate the charging units installed through Georgia Power, and funded with a Clean Cities ETRU grant during the live webinar starting at 1pm. 

Also Tuesday, viewers can discover how to find and fund alternative fuel fleet conversions and fueling for propane, natural gas and electric vehicle charging with grants, tax credits, purchasing cooperatives and more. Learn how other Georgia projects have been funded. Commissioner Echols will emcee Tuesday’s event from Curiosity Lab in Peachtree Corners at 1467 Technology Parkway. He will be available for interviews from 12:30 p.m. until 1 p.m. To set up an interview, call Tom Krause at the number above or Commissioner Echols directly at 706-340-0773.

Tuesday’s event will be followed by two other virtual 1-hour webinars, each with their own economic development theme, and with a similar "show and tell" format with live demonstrations: 

  • September 29: Renewable Energy Works in Georgia
  • October 8:  Alternative Fuel Vehicle Virtual Expo