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Electrify The South Collaborative Events


If you are a local government interested in participating in an upcoming ETS Collaborative Virtual Event, please contact Dory Larsen at


THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2024

On May 16, 2024, SACE and SSDN hosted our third Virtual ETS Collaborative event. We heard from Wake Forest, NC and Republic Services, Cary, NC as well as Ocala, FL about successful grant funding. Then a representative from SWTCH about leveraging private sector funds in deploying public charging stations. See the video recording below.


On February 22, 2024, SACE and SSDN hosted our second Virtual ETS Collaborative event. Please view the video recording below. 


At the Virtual ETS Collaborative event on November 30, 2023, SACE and SSDN facilitated two presentations. One from the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation and one on IRS Tax Credits that local governments now qualify for. Please view the video recording below. 



Representatives from 38 cities and towns throughout the Southeast gathered on September 14 and 15 in Savannah for the kickoff Electrify the South Collaborative. The event, facilitated by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) and Southeast Sustainability Directors Network (SSDN), was made possible by a generous Movement Infrastructure Grant from Mosaic.

At the Collaborative kickoff in Savannah, SACE and SSDN facilitated multiple panels and conversations. Please view the panels and recordings and survey questions from the panels below.

Community Engagement Panel: It Takes a Village 
A kickoff conversation with community engagement and collaboration leaders about the need for and benefits of community engagement.

Table Conversations and Group Solutions 

Facilitated small table conversations to identify and discuss challenge trends and themes facing local governments in accessing and implementing federal electric transportation programs, and a facilitated report out to share successful strategies and solutions to overcome identified barriers. 



State and Federal Panel 
An audience discussion with a panel of federal and state government representatives to discuss the challenges and solutions identified the day prior. It was also an opportunity for participants to share recommendations for future federal programs with state and federal panelists. 

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Local Government Success Stories

A panel of local governments share the outcomes of successful federally funded electric transportation programs from development through implementation

Local Government Peer-to-Peer Integration

A facilitated conversation taking all the problems heard over the duration of the Collaborative and building solutions. Wrapping it up and understand where the gaps still are and what is needed to move forward in order to secure and implement federal funding to meet  the electric transportation needs and goals of local governments.

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