|Date||September 12, 2011|
|Contact||Mark Horner, (412) 893-3590|
PITTSBURGH … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced its platinum sponsorship of the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition’s (GWRCCC) first annual Driving the Demand Alternative Fuels Forum and Clean on the Green Golf Tournament, to be held at the University of Maryland Golf Course on Monday, October 3, 2011.
Aside from event sponsorship, Eaton will lead the forum’s opening address with Linda Bluestein, Co-Director National Clean Cities Program U.S. Department of Energy, providing a market update on alternative fueled vehicles. The day’s highlights also include panels featuring industry experts discussing alternative fuel readiness plans, a look into the future of new sources of alternative energy and an overview of the latest technologies from the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers. Forum attendees are invited to take part in the event’s golf tournament.
Registration is $225 per player or $800 per foursome and includes an invitation to the forum, breakfast and lunch, 18 holes of golf including a cart, door prizes and awards banquet and cocktail reception. One player who makes a hole-in-one will win a 2011 Chevy Volt. Registration is available at www.gwrcc.eventbrite.com. Anyone unable to attend the golf portion is permitted to participate in the Alternative Fuels Forum free of charge.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program, Clean Cities is a government-industry partnership working to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector. Clean Cities Coordinators lead local, geographically-based, independently operated coalitions composed of local fleets, fuel providers, and decision-makers that focus on a united goal: petroleum reduction. There are nearly 90 coalitions covering areas where 229 million U.S. citizens live—approximately 78% of the country’s total population. Since its inception in 1993, Clean Cities and its stakeholders have displaced more than 2 billion gallons of petroleum.
For more than 20 years, Eaton has been developing innovative electrical and hybrid power systems for commercial vehicles. In fact, Eaton is the only company to offer hybrid-electric and hybrid-hydraulic systems for commercial vehicle applications, as well as the charging and networked charging management infrastructure for commercial and residential applications. Eaton offers a complete line of electric vehicle chargers for residential and industrial applications, and has a presence in communities across North America. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/plugin.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and automation, power monitoring and energy management products and services. Eaton is positioned, through its Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®,Holec®, MEM®, and Santak® global electrical product series, to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.