For 30 years, our company has been a consistent and enthusiastic supporter and promoter of electric transportation (ET). Since 1990, we have assisted a broad spectrum of partners to develop ET and advanced battery technology, as well as test and utilize ET vehicles and infrastructure.
We are also a national leader in the development of non-road electric transportation. For more than a decade, we have worked successfully to expand the non-road ET market and generate ET-related savings for our customers. For example, the Alabama Port Authority used electric dredging equipment on a six-month dredging project in Mobile, Alabama which generated operational savings. EPRI also estimates that more than 28 tons of pollutant emissions per day were avoided by using electric equipment, rather than diesel equipment, for this project.
We have expanded our ET efforts under the guidance of an Electric Transportation director headquartered in Birmingham. Our expanded team is focused on developing an ET strategy encompassing the broad spectrum of ET-related business, from distribution impact analysis and technology, to sales and pricing strategies, to partnerships with automobile and charging station manufacturers.
In the future, we will continue to be among utility leaders in supporting ET and advanced battery development. The goal: to make Alabama a preferred location for early adopters of ET and, ultimately, one of the first places in the nation where electricity becomes the primary fuel source for transportation.
We are among many utility leaders in ET research and development partnerships. Organizations that have partnered with us include:
We are involved in a broad range of ET research and development. These projects include:
We are a leader in the deployment of non-road electric vehicles, equipment and technology. These include:
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