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U. S. Department of Energy: Shorepower Truck Electrification Project


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Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the U. S. Department of Energy is funding a project with Cascade Sierra Solutions (CSS) to install electrified truck parking at fifty truck stop locations along the nation’s busiest freight movement corridors. To accelerate the use of truck stop electrification, the project also includes over $10 million in idle reduction equipment rebates for devices on medium and heavy-duty diesel trucks that incorporate electric standby operation to eliminate engine idling during mandated rest periods.

Cascade Sierra Solutions has partnered with Shorepower Technologies (SPT) to administer the project for the U. S. Department of Energy. CSS oversees the project and administers the rebate program for vehicle owners. SPT develops the truck stop electrification infrastructure and operate the system.

The Shorepower Truck Electrification Project (STEP) will locate and install the fifty truck stop facilities over the next 18 months along interstate highways where early adopter fleets and independent owner-operators have indicated the highest utilization will occur. As of Feb. 1st, 2013, forty truck stops are operational with the remaining ten sites scheduled to be available by the end of March, 2013. Rebates remain in three categories as listed below. The SPT power pedestals provide simple connections using standard power cords for 120 VAC, 208VAC or 240 VAC. and standard coax connections for cable television. Most locations will provide wireless internet access at an additional charge. Thirty sites will also provide 3 phase power for Trailer Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs).
Truck Stops with plug-in stations FREE POWER OFFER Through March 31st, 2013

Effective 3/5/2013, All applications will be Wait Listed on a first in-first out basis pending availability of grant (rebate) funding.

The STEP Rebate program will offer incentives up to 20% of the installed equipment price or a maximum amount by category for equipment that can hook up to the power grid to eliminate engine idling. This includes:
Auxiliary Power Units with electric standby options (Wait Listed) $1,600 max
Battery HVAC systems (Wait Listed) $1,600 max
Battery Evaporative Cooler systems (Closed) $  700 max
Thermal Storage systems (Closed) $  260 max
Truck Cold Plate systems (Closed) $3,200 max
Trailer Transport Refrigeration Units with electric standby options (Closed) $5,000 max
e-Hybrid Transport Refrigeration Units with electric standby options (Closed) $5,000 max

For Detailed Description of the Truck Stop Electrification Grant CLICK HERE

For the list of manufacturers and models eligible for the rebates CLICK HERE

REBATE APPLICATION Apply Online    (Pre-Authorization required. DO NOT install before authorization from CSS)
Print Application
Interstate routes currently being considered are:
North-South Routes:
Eastern: I-95, I-75 and I-81
Central: I-35
Western: I-5

East-West Routes:
Southern: I-10, I-40 and I-20
Central: I-70, I-80
Northern: I-90, I-94

Estimated Average Daily Long-Haul Truck Traffic on the National Highway System in 2035