Tri-State Alternative Fueling Expo & Conference (1/23/14)

Kelly Simon Event Management is hosting the first Tri-State Alternative Fueling Expo & Conference. This event will highlight the natural gas industry, propane industry and a variety of energy resource uses. Alternative energy technology continues to decrease America’s dependence on foreign energy sources.

Topics will include how alternative fuel technology benefits the workplace, economy and transportation.

Where: Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, PA.

When: Feb. 18-20.

 

Tank Inspector Prep Course (1/22/14)

The Community College of Allegheny County will be holding a Tank Inspector Prep Course. Please contact Bob Koch for more information: [email protected] or 412-788-7378.

Where: CCAC West Hills Center

When: January 29th and 30th, 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m and April 18th, 20th, 25th & 27th, 6:30p.m. to 10:30p.m.

 

Light Duty Natural Gas Vehicles Course (1/22/14)

The Community College of Allegheny County will be holding a Light Duty Natural Gas Vehicles course to introduce students to fuel system components associated with light duty natural gas vehicles. Fuel properties and safety will be emphasized along with planning conversions. Additional topics include high pressure fittings and tube bending. Participants will be graded on a pass or fail scale.

Where: Oring Training Facility in Brookville, PA

When: April 1-2, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and April 1, 2, 9 and 10 (6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.)

 

Servicing Hybrid Electric Vehicles (11/18/13)

The Community College of Allegheny County will host a Servicing Hybrid Electric Vehicles course. Students will learn how to properly service a hybrid. Topics will include high voltage safety and safe working habits when performing service. Participants will be able to identify air conditioning and the braking and steering system. Scan tool data will be examined for fault diagnosis and various operation modes. Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicles ATE 136 is the pre-requisite for this course. One credit will be provided.

Where: CCAC West Hills Center

When: April 29-30 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & March 11, 13, 18 and 20 6:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.

 

Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicles (11/18/13)

The Community College of Allegheny County will be hosting an Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicles course. The course will primarily focus on familiarizing students with these vehicles. Students will be able to identify assorted hybrid systems and operational functions. Additional topics will be high voltage safety and safety working habits when performing maintenance to a hybrid vehicle. Instructors will go over emergency response information. ATE 122 or Recognized Automotive Electrical Certification must be taken prior to the course. One credit will be given.

Where: CCAC West Hills Center

When: April 22- 23, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m & Feb. 18, 20, 25 and 27 6:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.

 

The Department of Environmental Protection Will Hold Three NGV Grant Workshops (11/13/13)

The Department of Environmental Protection will hold three natural gas vehicle grant workshops in Western Pennsylvania to help educate elligible applicants on the Act 13 NGV program process. The workshops will review program requirements and a live demonstration of the online application will be given.

Three workshop opportunites:

Friday, Dec. 6 in Butler County – 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Cranberry Township Municipal Center (Council Chambers), 2525 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Tuesday, Dec. 10 in Jefferson County – 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at the CNG Education Center, 228 Allegheny Blvd., Brookville, PA 15825
Thursday, Dec. 12 in Erie County – 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505
 

Odyssey Day Focuses “Re”Fueling American For the Next 100 Years (10/11/13)

Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities is hosting its annual Odyssey Day event, which is the biggest alternative fuel/advanced technology event of the year! The event is sponsored by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC). Alternative fuel vehicles are a resolution to our nation’s increasing energy security and environmental issues. Attendees will gain knowledge on advanced technology vehicles through speakers, demonstrations, training sessions, and more. Experts from a variety of different organizations will be present to answer any questions. Model vehicles will be on display. Guests will have the opportunity to test drive vehicles available. Vendors are encouraged to register for a display table. The event is free for PRCC Members and $200 for non-members. For additional information, click here. Please contact Rick Price at [email protected] or 412-735-4114.

Where: Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center

When: 9:30 a.m. – 12:3o p.m. (9:00 a.m. registration)

 

Market Trends and Applications Event (9/10/13)

Pittsburgh Valve and Fitting Company is hosting a Market Trends and Applications Event about the alternative fuel industry. Swagelok PR will talk about product solutions for fuel systems and CNG vehicles. The event is free for attendees. For more information, click here or contact [email protected] 

Where: Pittsburgh Valve & Fitting Company Training Center

When: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

To register for the event, click here.

 

Lock Haven University Alternative Fuel Workshop (8/8/13)

The Department of Environmental Protection and Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities will host an alternative fuel workshop. The focus will be on alternative fuels, advanced technology vehicles, fuel economy and idle reduction. Information will be provided on each option’s advantages, benefits, and important points to consider for implementation. Experts will be present to discuss vehicles, fueling stations and funding opportunities, includingthe ACT 13 (Round 2) program.

Where: Lock Haven University Clearfield Campus, 201 University Dr., Clearfield, PA

When: 9 a.m. – 12:3o p.m.

 

Erie Alternative Fuel Workshop (8/1/13)

The Department of Environmental Protection and Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities will host an alternative fuel workshop. The focus will be on alternative fuels, advanced technology vehicles, fuel economy and idle reduction. Information will be provided on each option’s advantages, benefits, and important points to consider for implementation. Experts will be present to discuss vehicles, fueling stations and funding opportunities, includingthe ACT 13 (Round 2) program.

Where: Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA

When: 9 a.m. – 12:3o p.m.

 

Cranberry Application Assistance Workshop (7/11/13)

The workshop will be held to assist people on how to apply for upcoming grant forms. The topics will cover e-Grants registration, required online forms, the process for downloading & uploading and completing the application.

Where: Cranberry Township Municipal Center at 2525 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Twp., PA 16066

When: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Meadville Application Assistance Workshop (7/10/13)

The workshop will be held to assist people on how to apply for upcoming grant forms. The topics will cover e-Grants registration, required online forms, the process for downloading & uploading and completing the application.

Where: DEP Northwest Regional Office Building at 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335 (1st Floor Conference Room)

When: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Petroleum Reduction Workshop Informational Meeting (6/28/13)

Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities, the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection and Peoples Natural Gas will hold an informational meeting to discuss the Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant, Act 13 Natural Gas Vehicle grant and compressed natural gas petroleum reduction technology. Guests will have the opportunity to see NGV vehicles and attend a post meeting Altoona Curve Ballpark tour. The event is recommended for private and municipal fleet owners and operators, managers, automotive technicians, refueling station developers and those interested in natural gas vehicles.

Where: Altoona Curve Baseball Stadium, 1000 Park Ave, Altoona, Pa. 16602

When: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

 

Westmoreland PRCC CNG Workshops (6/20/13)

Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities will host a series of alternative fuel workshops. The program was developed by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) by a grant from the United States Department of Energy, Clean Cities Program. The program will emphasize alternative fuels, advanced technology vehicles, fuel economy and idle reduction. We encourage audiences such as state, county, and local government officials, fleet managers, stakeholders, private and public organizations, automotive technicians and anyone else interested in alternative fuel use.

Where: Westmoreland Conservation District, 218 Donohoe Road, Greensburg, PA 15601

When: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 

EV/PHEV Workshop (6/21/13)

What: Experts will discuss the importance of electric, plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles. Other topics will include health, environmental, economic and energy security benefits. Recommendations on converting vehicle fleets will be available for fleet managers.

Where: Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

When:  10:30a.m. to 1:30p.m.