Expanding Transportation’s Role in the Clean Energy Transition

May 22, 2024 1-2pm CST

The renewable energy transition and the electrification of transportation are adding significant demand to our nation’s electricity grid. Highway rights-of-way are increasingly being looked at to host difficult to site transmission infrastructure. This presents unique challenges for DOT’s and requires close coordination between energy and transportation agencies to be successful. Join us for this webinar with The Ray – a leading non-profit organization advancing net zero infrastructure—and the Minnesota DOT to learn how DOT’s are being asked to support expanded electricity transmission to incorporate renewable resources, serve new loads (especially for EV charging) and improve grid reliability.

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Meet Our Speakers

Sherry Pifer

Sherry is a seasoned transportation and logistics professional with over 17 years of extensive experience in the field. Her expertise spans across multimodal freight planning, project management, strategic planning, and team development. Prior to joining The Ray, she spent 5 years with Texas Department of Transportation, and nearly 6 years with SH 130 Concession Company. She holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Logistics from Central Michigan University.

Jessica Oh

Jessica Oh is MnDOT’s strategic partnerships director in the Sustainability and Public Health office at the Minnesota Department of Transportation. In her role, she is facilitates public-private partnerships, pilots and new initiatives supporting clean energy and connectivity projects,  greenhouse gas reduction, quality of life and public health.

To learn more and register, click here or email Megan Link at mlink@ssti.us.