LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force will unveil the Department of Defense's first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) on Nov. 14 at 10:45 a.m. This is the first vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project of this size anywhere in the United States. The base's entire non-tactical fleet will be swapping to electric vehicles. Attending media will have the opportunity to view PEV demonstrations and speak with program experts from Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the State of California and private-sector partners.
This event marks a milestone accomplishment in partnership between federal, state and private partners. California energy providers and regulators worked closely with the Air Force on safety and performance testing as well as technical and regulatory aspects of launching the fleet. For the Air Force, these V2G/PEVs offer unique capabilities to enhance daily operations, as their ability to export power enables a variety of mission capabilities. In addition, the vehicles serve as a low-cost mobile power source and an outlet to increase energy security ensuring installations can continue their mission in the event of an energy crisis.
Attending dignitaries include the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment, and Energy, Miranda A.A. Ballentine; Mr. Wade Crowfoot, deputy cabinet secretary & senior advisor in the Office of the Governor of the State of California; Janea Scott, commissioner, California Energy Commission; Carla Peterman, commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission; Lisa Cagnolatti, Southern California Edison; Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry, vice commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center.
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