Stan Cross

Electric Transportation Policy Director
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Stan joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in 2019. Stan leads electric transportation policy and utility reform efforts across the Southeast. Previously, Stan led and co-founded Brightfield Transportation Solutions—an Asheville start-up that designs and deploys solar-integrated electric vehicle charging stations. Stan also served as a transportation electrification consultant for the Cities of Raleigh and Charlotte, NC and the Energy Foundation. 

Stan’s decade of experience in the electric transportation trenches demonstrates that the development of innovative and supportive state, municipal and utility policies is central to unlocking the electric transportation market. Stan’s leadership has been recognized by the US D.O.E. Clean Cities Partner Award and the NC Sustainable Energy Association Clean Energy Business Community Initiative Award. He is a founding member of the Clean Vehicles Coalition and Plug-In NC Steering Committee where he serves as Policy Chair. Stan also serves on the policy committees of Drive Electric Florida and Drive Electric Tennessee. 

Prior to his work with transportation electrification, Stan led Warren Wilson College’s Environmental Leadership Center and was recognized as NC’s Environmental Educator of the Year. Stan received a BA in Psychology from Skidmore College and his Masters of Arts and Science from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a concentration in climate change and creative writing.  



Stan's Recent Posts


2020 Electric Transportation Review: Highlights and Winners from the Southeast

2020 saw a number of electric transportation economic development highlights across the Southeast, producing some winning utility engagements and state actions.


New Florida Power & Light EV Pilot Tariff Passed to Support DC Fast-Charging

The Florida Public Service Commission approved a Florida Power & Light proposal that intends to bolster private sector deployment of electric vehicle fast chargers.


Duke Energy’s Electric Transportation Pilot Gets Green Light in NC

The North Carolina Utilities Commission approved a scaled-back version of Duke Energy’s $76 million Electric Transportation Pilot proposal. The Commission signaled its willingness to consider a second pilot proposal after Duke establishes…

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