Green Transportation Summit & Expo Offers Alternative Fuels Workshops and Certifications on April 13th, 2020 in Tacoma, Washington

By | 2020-03-03

For fleet professionals in the clean fuels industry, the 2020 Green Transportation Summit & Expo (GTSE), taking place April 13 – 15 in Tacoma, Washington, offers invaluable fleet technician training and education opportunities with information-packed sessions and seminars tailored to fleets and clean transportation stakeholders from the Pacific Northwest and across the country. This year, GTSE is offering an exciting array of pre-conference workshops and courses designed to enhance your experience at the region’s premier clean transportation mecca.

The GTSE and the Renewable Hydrogen Alliance (RHA) have partnered up to offer the all-day Renewable Power to Clean Fuels Symposium on April 13 to discuss renewable hydrogen-related technologies, policy, commercial development, and roles in decarbonizing our energy sector. The Clean Fuels Symposium can be attended as a stand-along event or purchased along with a full conference GTSE ticket for an additional fee.

For technicians, instructors and students GTSE is offering a workshop entitled Method to Create an SAE Certification for Technicians Working with High Voltage and High-Pressure Systems. This handson, half-day workshop will cover advanced vehicle high voltage and high-pressure technician standards, training and national certifications, standards for autonomous vehicle systems, and identification of funding opportunities.

For those interested in transitioning fleets to electric, GTSE also offers a full day Pathways to Electrification Workshop, where attendees will learn from industry experts and veteran fleet managers about important policy topics, factoring in disadvantaged communities, and considerations for supporting infrastructure. This workshop will feature representatives from transit fleets who will share their experiences in introducing electric busses into their fleets, a deep dive into Women of Electric Vehicles, and a series of short tech talks by nationwide fleet experts.

Featured Electrification Workshop speakers include:

  • Natalia Swalnick | Senior Director of EV Programs, Electrification Coalition
  • Mary Till | Director of Business Development, Sawatch Labs
  • Muffi Ghadiali | Co-founder and CEO, Electriphi, Inc
  • Michael Masquelier | CEO, WAVE, Inc.
  • Mike Usen | Electromobility and Resiliency Lead, DKS Associates
  • Adam Gromis | Global Sustainability Lead, Uber
  • Peter Vierthaler | President at Northwest Partners and Synergy Investments LLC

An exciting addition to the 2020 GTSE pre-conference program is the DERA Grant 101 & Alternative Fuels 101 Workshop, which will provide an overview to all things Alternative Fuels, followed by an overview of DERA grants and rebates, including considerations for tribal and state applicants and the inclusion of VW settlement funds in DERA grants, with examples of successful projects presented by past grantees.

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Event Details

Green Transportation Summit & Expo

Monday, April 13 – Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Greater Tacoma Convention Center | 1500 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402

Pre-registration pricing is available through March 27. Ticket prices range from $50-$399 and can be purchased at

About the Green Transportation Summit & Expo

As the region’s premier fleet modernization and alternative fuels event, GTSE offers information-packed sessions, prominent national and regional speakers, and the latest technologies from industry leaders, fleet managers and clean-fleet stakeholders. GTSE boasts the strongest gathering of fleet professionals in the clean fuels industry, with half the conference attendees representing fleet management, operations, and maintenance from corporate, municipal and other fleets. More at