Communication and Public Awareness

2022 COMPASS Education Series

COMPASS Education Series events are free and open to the public. Join us as we hear from national experts on transportation and related topics throughout the year. For more information, contact Amy Luft at

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The EVs are coming! Are we ready?

As the popularity of electric vehicles – EVs – continues to rise, so does the need for the infrastructure to support them. Is the Treasure Valley ready?
Join COMPASS as we host Eric Wood from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to explore what is needed to build out EV charging infrastructure in southwest Idaho and what steps we can take to get there. The presentation will address issues such as…

  • Where are the gaps in EV infrastructure in southwest Idaho?
  • How can we fill them?
  • Who are typical partners in EV projects?
  • How much does it cost, who pays, what are typical funding mechanisms?
  • How will the new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act impact EV infrastructure in Idaho?
Speaker: Eric Wood is a Senior Engineer at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO, leading electric vehicle infrastructure projects in California, New York, and elsewhere on behalf of the US Department of Energy. Read Eric’s bio.