Road closures for pop music magnate Taylor Swift’s concert Friday forced the Louisiana Alternative Fuels Conference & Expo to find an, uh, alternative site.

The conference, set for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, will be held at the Capitol Park Welcome Center, 702 N. River Road. The conference was to be held at the LSU Energy, Coast & Environment Building, but the concert limited on-campus parking and closed some roads.

“This is why we have a Plan B,” said Lauren Lambert-Tompkins, Louisiana Clean Fuels event organizer. “We’re following the same agenda, set for the same time, but just moving down the road.”

Fleet managers and alternative fuels experts from around the state and across the country are expected to attend the free one-day conference on the benefits of alternative fuels in transportation.

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne will deliver the opening remarks, followed by a keynote presentation from Matt Krasney, director of alternative energy at Penske, and a session by Steve Saltzgiver, vice president of fleet at Republic Services.

The conference will feature about a dozen exhibits and alternative fuel vehicles, including a Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, VIA Motors Extended-Range Electric Van, Amerigas propane truck and lawn power, a propane school bus and a Republic Services compressed natural gas refuse truck. The outdoor vehicle expo will be along the river in the public parking area directly across from the Welcome Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to drive select vehicles at the end of the day.

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