Saturday, January 24, 2015

UCCC 2014 Annual Report Survey

Dear UCCC Stakeholders,

Utah Clean Cities Coalition would like to wish you and your families a very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

2015 promises to be an exciting year, and we look forward to working with you on new and innovative projects! While we are looking ahead, we are also taking stock of our progress in 2014 - which means we have started our Annual AFV and Alternative Fuel Use Report!

UCCC is collecting data on alternative fuel (AF) and advanced technology vehicle (AFV) usage in Utah for the 2014 calendar year. This data helps us quantify the success of our programs and our stakeholder's efforts to reduce the regions dependence on petroleum imports. Please tell us what your company/fleet has done to reduce petroleum consumption in Utah in 2014, and remember the more information you can provide the better our report will be!  
To download the survey hover over the top right corner of the image below. Then click on the pop-out icon. Once in full screen mode, click on the download icon in the toolbar at the top of the screen.Once completed, return via email to by February 13th 2015.

 Thank you for your participation and for helping us advance our mission of energy, economic and environmental security!


UCCC 2013 Annual Report Results

Friday, January 23, 2015

Green Truck Summit/Work Truck Show- Clean Cities Discount!

As a stakeholder of Utah Clean Cities, you have the ability to attend the Green Truck Summit/Work Truck Show, held in Indianapolis, IN March 3-6, at a discounted price! Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to connect with Work Truck industry leaders and meet with fleet managers and equipment manufacturers in the market. 

Clean Cities will be represented in the Expo Hall, so come say hi and check out other booths in the expo. The expo typically sees over 10K attendees and over 450+ exhibitors each year! 

The  advanced registration rate is good through February 13, 2015, so don't delay in registering. SImply fill out the registration form and fax it back to NTEA (information on form). 

We'll see you there!

For questions or concerns, please contact Sophia at 801.535.7736

Utah Drives Electric

Winter months in Utah not only bring snow and colder temperatures, but also the dreaded inversion season. The Utah Clean Cities Coalition is dedicated to several initiatives, one of them being improved air quality.   One way Utahans can lower their carbon emissions and therefore improve air quality is driving electric vehicles.  The Utah Office of Energy Development recently launched a new website to promote electric vehicles, or EVs, and to give more information about the benefits of driving EVs in Utah.
Electric Vehicles, or Battery Electric Vehicles as they are also often called, use rechargeable battery packs to power the vehicles instead of gasoline.  Since they require no petroleum-based fuel to power the car, they are a great to help combat our pollution problem in Utah.  They have the potential to reduce emissions associated with fuel burning in cars such as carbon monoxide, organic compounds, nitrogen oxide, sulfur, and other particulate matter. 
The website is a great resource to find more information about all things EV.  Thoroughly researched, this site links you to all sorts of information from charging stations to environmental impacts of electric verses gasoline fueled vehicles.  Check it out for yourself and learn about all the great things EVs are doing for Utah!

Eva Grimmer, UCCC Intern

January Question of the Month

Question of the Month: How can I search for, update, and add new alternative fueling station information using the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) Station Locator?

Answer: The Alternative Fueling Station Locator ( is the most used tool on the AFDC and was recently improved to include new options that may change the way users search for and update station information. You can now filter search results by several fuel-specific fields, such as connector type for electric vehicle charging and fill pressure for natural gas fueling. Read on for more details and information on how to update an existing station or add a new station to the Station Locator.

Searching for Alternative Fueling Stations
Previously, Station Locator users could select “more search options” to look for stations with a certain status/access type (e.g., existing, planned, or private), owner type, payment methods, and electric charger types (e.g., Level 2, DC fast charge). The Station Locator now allows users to search filter by fuel-specific fields corresponding to each alternative fuel. First, select a specific fuel type from the “All Fuels” drop-down menu, and then click on “more search options” to choose from the following filters:

·        Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
o   Fill type – the type of dispensing capability available at the station (e.g., fast-fill, time-fill)
o   Vehicle accessibility – the maximum vehicle size that can physically access the CNG fueling station (e.g., light-, medium-, heavy-duty vehicles)
o   Fill pressure – the pounds per square inch (PSI) pressure available at the station (e.g., 2400, 3000, 3600)
·        Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE)
o   Charger type – the type of electric chargers available at the station (e.g., Level 1, Level 2, DC Fast, Legacy chargers)
o   Connectors and outlets – the type of outlets (e.g., NEMA 14-50, NEMA 5-15, NEMA 5-20) and connectors  (e.g., J1772, CHAdeMO, J1772 Combo, Tesla) available for charging
o   Networks – the name of the EVSE network
·        Ethanol (E85)
o   Mid-level blend availability – stations that provide mid-level ethanol blends, such as E30
·        Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
o   Vehicle accessibility – the maximum vehicle size that can physically access the LNG fueling station (e.g., light-, medium-, heavy-duty vehicles)
·        Propane (LPG)
o   Vehicle-specific service – stations that cater to propane vehicles by offering a vehicle fuel-specific price and accept credit cards

Updating Station Information
Once you have located a station of interest, click on the station pinpoint on the map and select “More details” for even more information about the station. If you would like to report updates to the station, such as additional fuel types available, click on “Report a change” in the top right corner of the station details page. Users will receive an email confirmation after reporting updates, and the submission goes directly to the Clean Cities Technical Response Service (TRS) for review and verification. Anyone reporting an update should expect the TRS to contact you or a station point of contact before the changes will appear on the Station Locator.

Adding New Fueling Stations
If you have searched the Station Locator, including private and planned stations, and would like to report one that is not listed, use the New Station Submission form ( You can navigate to this form by clicking “Submit New Station” in the top right corner of the Station Locator map. Please provide as much detail as possible in the submission form, and use the “Comments” section as needed to include additional information. As with the station update process mentioned above, you will receive an automated email confirmation and the TRS will likely contact you to verify information before adding the station to the Station Locator.

Alternatively, you may submit new or updated station information by emailing the TRS directly at If you have several new stations or updates to submit, this method is preferred, as the TRS can provide you with an Excel spreadsheet template.

For more information on how fueling stations are maintained and updated in the Station Locator, see the AFDC About the Alternative Fueling Station Data page (

Clean Cities Technical Response Service Team