Contingency Planning - Rutgers EcoComplex
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Contingency Planning - Rutgers EcoComplex

Alternative Fuels and DisasterContingency PlanningMay 1, 2013NJ Alternative Transportation Fuel WorkshopChuck FeinbergNJ Clean Cities CoalitionAdapted from a DOE HQ presentation to NASEO1 | Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Hurricane Sandy Strikes the Northeast• October 2012 –Category 2 hurricane• Made U.S. landfallnear Atlantic City, NJ• Storm surge floodsportions of New YorkCity• Widespread poweroutages• Petroleum refineryclosuresHurricane Sandy on October 29 (NOAA/NASA satellite image)2

Post-Sandy, Transportation Fuels in Short Supply• Gasoline and dieselsupplies limited afterSandy– Some reported nopower to run station– Some had no fuel tosell• Gasoline rationinginstituted• 21% of stations stillhad no fuel 11 daysafter hurricane100%90%80%70%60%50%40%30%20%10%0%No gasoline supply No powerNo contact Operating11/2 11/3 11/4 11/5 11/6 11/7 11/8 11/9Data from DOE Energy Information Administration3

Alternative fuel vehicles keep rolling…• Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts showed value of alternativefuel vehicles/advanced technology vehicles as an asset inassisting with preparation and recovery efforts– Provided critical services when conventional fuel supplies wereinterrupted– Alternative fuel supplies often remained available post-storm– Point to need for FUEL DIVERSIFICATION• Important to include these resources in planning andcontingency efforts• Clean Cities Coalitions– Informed about the local alternative fuel landscape– Connected to key stakeholders4

For More InformationChuck FeinbergNew Jersey Clean Cities CoalitionChuck.feinberg@gmail.comClean Cities Website: Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center: Economy: www.fueleconomy.gov5

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