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National Drive Electric Week Event

September 18  2-7pm

Penfield Town Hall 

3100 Atlantic Ave. Penfield 

  • Wide range of EVs, HEVs and PHEVs
  • Electric Charging Demos
  • Solar Charging Demo
  • Vehicle and EV Equipment Experts On-Site 


Odyssey Day-National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day

Friday October 17, 2014 9:00 am-2:00 pm 









2485 West Henrietta Rd. 

Rochester NY 14623

Co-sponsored by GRCC and the Monroe Community College Applied Technologies Center 




Recent Events


Auto Show Stakeholder Reception  


 3-5 pm 

Legends Bar at Downtown Radisson  


GRCC Annual Stakeholder Meeting and Luncheon

January 22, 2014

Holiday Inn Airport

Brooks Ave. , Rochester NY 


Natural Gas Vehicle Workshop

November 12, 2013  12:30-6pm

Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack

Co-sponsored with the New York State Motor Truck Association     


Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Seminar

"The Power of Waste: Renewable Natural Gas as a Vehicle Fuel in Upstate New York"

November 7, 2013  8:30am-3:30pm 

RIT Inn and Conference Center 

Henrietta NY

Co-sponsored with Energy Vision and the Rochester Institute of Technology(RIT)   



 Safety Upgrades for CNG Repair Facilities

June 6 , 2013

Genesee Region Clean Communities (GRCC) hosted a seminar in cooperation with NYSERDA on June 6th at the Monroe Community College Applied Technologies Center. Specifically, a comprehensive presentation was delivered by Robert Stiles of AET Energy Solutions to a packed room on the modification of existing garage repair facilities for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) powered equipment.

  The primary objective of the workshop was to provide technical assistance and guidance for organizations considering conversion to CNG or LNG, including potential code requirements of a repair facility. The event's 25 attendees represented a broad cross-section of area leaders and included local business owners, fleet managers, code enforcement officers, fire marshals, school district officials, engineers and representatives from a number of local municipalities. Many had already begun to use alternative fuels and were able to share stories of success, and relate some of the financial and environmental benefits they had incurred by reducing their dependence on oil.

 The workshop began with introductory remarks by David Keefe of Genesee Region Clean Communities. Attendees were welcomed and informed about the work of the organization and introduced to Mr. Stiles. His presentation addressed the determination of necessary building modifications, code review, a case study review of an actual unintended gas leak in Broome County, facility modification plan development, a local facility upgrade case study example, the need for proper training as well as a brief treatment of defueling concerns.

 Mr. Stiles' presentation leant itself to lively audience participation and discussion. Area code enforcement officers in particular found the material very engaging and peppered the presentation with thoughtful questions and comments particularly regarding the state's changing regulatory environment. Representatives from area businesses also benefited from the ability to speak directly and network with fleet managers and business owners that had already converted to CNG. By all accounts the afternoon event was very well attended and attendees were appreciative of Mr. Stiles for sharing his expertise on the matter.


Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Seminar-for Planners,Code Enforcement Officials,Electrical Inspector and Installers

June 6 , 2013

 On Thursday June 6th at the Monroe Community College Applied Technologies Center, Genesee Region Clean Communities (GRCC) hosted a Seminar on Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) which was sponsored by NYSERDA with support from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI). During the morning, eight speakers and panelists were on hand to share their insights on planning for and installing Electric Vehicle chargers, as well as to address a range of questions from the audience. The seminar began with introductory remarks by Linda Hardie of NYSERDA and David Keefe of Genesee Region Clean Communities. Attendees were informed about the work of each organization and given an overview of EV activity in the region. Brian Roy of Energetics delved into some specific technical considerations for EVSE. Following a break, the room was then split into two groups: Municipal Planners and Building Code Officials, Electrical Installers and Inspectors for two separate panel talks. The audience was composed of 23 individuals who represented a broad cross-section of area leaders and included local business owners, fleet managers, code enforcement officers, electricians, engineers and planners from several local municipalities. Many had already begun to use alternative fuels and were able to share stories of success, and relate some of the financial and environmental benefits they had incurred by reducing their dependency on oil. Both panel discussions were robust, lively and generally related to local, practical considerations for EVSE such as parking policies and other technical matters. 


Stakeholder Auto Show Reception

February 28, 2013


Annual Stakeholders Meeting and Luncheon 

January 31, 2013



2012 Events 

GRCC hosts successful Odyssey Day/National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day


GRCC partnered with Monroe Community College's Applied Technologies Center to host an Odyssey Day event on October 18 .This was part of a national celebration of alternative fuel vehicles at 131 sites in the US.The 153 attendees were from a range of organizations including Alfred State and MCC students,fleet professionals,interested citizens and vehicle dealers and distributors. 

The event featured 19 different alternative fuel vehicles that spanned the full spectrum of AFVs: CNG,Propane(LPG),Hydrogen,Hybrids and Plug-In Electric Vehicles. 

In additon, there were exhibitors representing CNG,LPG,Bio-Methane Gas,EV Charging and vehicle conversions. 

GRCC made two funding announcements concerning its CMAQ program and an EVSE Rebate Program.

Compelling Case for Natural Gas (NGV) Vehicles Workshop. April 18, 2012. 8:15am-4pm. RIT Inn and Conference Center.

This event was jointly sponsored by three upstate Clean Cities coalitions:Genesee Region Clean Communities,Inc. , Clean Communities of Central NY and Clean Communities of Western NY and provided an informative and fact-filled workshop for 126 attendees.

“The Compelling Case for Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV)”-Curriculum Presenter/Moderator Stephe Yborra, Director of Market Analysis, Education & Communications Clean Vehicle Education Foundation,lead the workshop with lectures on a variety of topics related to NGV use and deployment. There were also presentations by fleet mangers who had implemented successful NGV programs.The Monroe County Fleet staff hosted a tour of the County CNG station after the workshop.

Auto Show Reception on March 1, 2012

Annual Stakeholder Meeting and Luncheon

Wednesday December14, 2011. Mario's Restaurant.Monroe Ave, Brighton

Thirty stakeholders enjoyed a delicious holiday buffet at Mario's Restaurant. In addition to a briefing on the GRCC activities over the last program year, there was a discussion of new initiatives and future funding opportunities. Mike Moser of http://myfleetdept.com/ presented a talk on EVSE  equipment and funding opportunities.

ARRA Project Celebration. October 19, 2011.10am-12noon. Fairport High School, Fairport NY. This event  celebrated the successful completion of the ARRA AFV projects in our region. Approximately 150 people attended this event,which included AFV vehicle displays and demonstrations, recognition and acknowledgements. This represented the completion of 7 ARRA projects in the GRCC region.

Stakeholder Briefing #2 -Plug-In Electric Plan- Stakeholder meeting held on September 28, 2011 at the Monroe County Fleet Operations.18 stakeholders attended to review the findings of the Plug-In EV Planning Team. There was an excellent exchange of ideas and suggestions. These will be incorporated into the Plug-In EV Strategic Plan,which will submitted to the USDOE by the end of October 2011.

Tour of Western New York Energy Ethanol Plant(Medina NY) August 24, 2011- 13 stakeholders and board members toured this impressive ethanol plant. All who attended found this to be a interesting and informative experience and were impressed by the scale,organization and efficiency of this facility. We all learned a great deal about ethanol production and distribution.Our gracious hosts provided refreshments after the tour concluded. 

May 25, 2011  Initial Stakeholder Briefing on Plug-In Electric Strategic Plan.9-11am. Location : Monroe County Fleet Operations Center-145 Paul Rd.-Bldg. 10.

Tour of the Northern Biodiesel Plant(Ontario NY) May 6, 2011




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