Background

DMCC organizes and facilitates invitation-only listening sessions as needed throughout the year.

These discussion-based meetings allow our coalition stakeholders to identify gaps and barriers that are hindering advancement of alternative fuels and technologies that they are using.

The insights gained from these discussions are synthesized, anonymized, and condensed before being presented to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for analysis. The DOE uses this information to identify key issues that restrict deployment of alternative fuels and can design funding opportunities and policy regulations aimed at the successful deployment of advanced technologies and fuels across the U.S.

Purpose

DMCC’s Listening Sessions are a peer-to-peer opportunity for industry experts to come together to discuss and identify key barriers to technology deployment and setbacks to proliferation of alternative fuels in Colorado.

Listening sessions identify critical research needs that cover a variety of fuels and technology topics. The primary purpose of these open conversations is to improve vehicle and infrastructure performance and usability.

Benefits 

Our coalition stakeholders have years of practical real-world field experience with alternative fuels and other advanced vehicle technologies, so they know what has worked well and what not so well.

  • Gathering stakeholder feedback helps identify technology gaps and critical improvements that need to be addressed by future research, funding and development efforts related to vehicles, infrastructure, and unforeseen end-use complications.
  • Anonymized notes from the session help the DOE understand what the reoccurring concerns are between vehicles, technologies, fuels and fleets so that effective research and funding programs can be created.

DMCC Role

  • Host the event and invite key stakeholders to participate.
  • Support the learning effort & collaboration with live web meetings that bring together experts and key stakeholders.
  • Provide a safe and confidential space to provide honest and helpful feedback.
  • Help break down barriers and create a cohesive group of peers.
  • Facilitate partnerships between stakeholders that are experiencing the same setbacks towards technology deployment.
  • Synthesize, condense, and anonymize notes from meetings for DOE analysis.

Description of Project

This project completes the following tasks:

  • Promote effective research and funding programs facilitated by the U.S. DOE.
  • Connect key stakeholders who are experiencing similar setbacks to technology deployment.

Past topics include:

  • EVSE/Charging Station deployment
  • Electric Bus deployment
  • Have suggestions for future topics? Contact us here.

Key Stakeholders

  • Fleet managers
  • Maintenance managers
  • Property managers (for EVSE)
  • Utilities & power suppliers
  • Anyone else involved with the purchase, deployment, maintenance and operation of alternative fuels and advanced technologies