EV Charging Infrastructure
Best Practices in Planning, Development & Deployment
January 20, 2022 | Online :: Central Time
“Great Event, speakers were organized, professional, and answered every question effectively.” Electric Vehicle Marketing Specialist, Energy New England
Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is being rapidly deployed around the country, as the EV market grows and electrification goals are increasingly mandated by policy makers and utility decarbonization goals. Despite this hyper focus to build out EV infrastructure as quickly as possible, special attention is needed to successfully navigate the planning process necessary to properly prepare for this new technology and the major challenges that can be involved. Each EV charging infrastructure project will require a critical due diligence review of considerations specific to the project and the life-cycle of its charging stations, with attention paid to the three phases of 1) design, 2) construction & installation, and 3) ongoing inspections, operations and maintenance.
This specialized symposium is designed to provide expert insight on the EV charging infrastructure development market, providing holistic coverage of the financial, technical, and regulatory due diligence items involved in planning for new charging infrastructure build-outs. It will address due diligence topics such as: site evaluation, customer charging behavior, technical installation, inspection and maintenance, resiliency planning for natural disasters/power shut offs, and more. This program will feature perspectives and case studies from multiple entities involved, including utilities, charging infrastructure providers, and other top EV experts.
This virtual course will provide attendees an opportunity to:
- Assess the EV market and charging infrastructure development landscape and current build-out trends
- Identify EV charging infrastructure technologies and their characteristics
- Review holistic due diligence items for EV charging infrastructure relevant to technical, financial, legal and regulatory
- Discuss how to evaluate sites to optimally place and install new EV charging infrastructure
- Evaluate how to incorporate resiliency planning for EV charging projects in the case of natural disasters and power shut offs
- Evaluate EV charging infrastructure due diligence processes for Light, Medium, & Heavy-Duty Fleets
- Describe how to develop an ongoing inspection and maintenance plan
- Review utility and industry case studies on EV infrastructure site evaluation, development, and deployment
Thursday, January 20, 2022 : Central Time
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 4:35 p.m.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. :: Overview of Electric Vehicle (EV) Market & Charging Infrastructure Development Landscape
- Need for expanded EV charging infrastructure
- Growing uptake of EVs – EV market update
- State and federal policies incentivizing EVs
- Decarbonization & electrification goals
- Utility transportation electrification filings
- Count of transportation filings by year and by disposition
- Frequency of program components & common themes
- Primary focus is building out infrastructure
- Utilities prioritizing underserved communities
- More focus on medium and heavy duty
- EV charging infrastructure trends across the country
- Typical processes for EV infrastructure development
- Focus on travel corridor build-out
- Increasing power levels of charging stations
- Players involved in clean transportation solutions and EV infrastructure development
- Utility & energy companies
- The utility’s role – how utilities can advance demand growth for EVs
- Government agencies
- Auto manufacturers
- EV technology companies
- Utility & energy companies
- Funding EV charging infrastructure: sources, options, and processes
- Government programs
- VW Settlement (state plans, Electrify America)
- Utility initiatives
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. :: Morning Break
10:15 – 11:45 a.m. :: Due Diligence for EV Charging Station Planning & Development – Best Practices
- Best practices for modeling & assessing needs for charging infrastructure
- Medium & heavy-duty EVs – addressing special needs and challenges for charging requirements and technical infrastructure
- Improving and increasing access to charging infrastructure
- Port and airport charging
- Multi-unit dwelling charging
- Public fast charging
- Life cycle of EV charging stations & their required due diligence services
- Construction & installation
- Ongoing inspections, operations & maintenance
- Utility, auto manufacturer & regulatory coordination on infrastructure deployment
- Mechanisms to encourage cost-effective infrastructure buildouts & private investment
- Review of key development partnerships, transactions & contracts
- EPCs and EV Supply Equipment (EVSE) providers
- Utility coordination
- Risk assessment, risk allocation & performance guarantees
- Legal & regulatory issues
- Financial modeling & funding mechanisms
- Site assessment, real estate & permitting
- Project development tips & industry case studies
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Lunch Break
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. :: Charger Inspections & Maintenance
- Review of EV charging infrastructure technologies & their technical characteristics
- Technical needs & considerations for EV charging installation
- Developing a routine maintenance & inspection plan
- Key considerations for post-installation maintenance & inspection
- Testing and certification
- Brand compliance
- Detecting hardware faults, power disconnection, electrical shorts and other damage
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. :: Holistic Planning for EV Infrastructure: Key Considerations for Customers, Program Design, & Electrification Initiatives
Optimizing EV charging site choice through understanding EV customer usage, patterns, and behavior for charging sites:
- Processes to streamline charging infrastructure development
- Considerations for EV customer program design & managed charging options
- Engaging utility managed charging programs through optimal EV infrastructure development
- Utility planning for beneficial electrification – coordinating electrification efforts for buildings and transportation
- Designing electrification programs to allow for utility carbon and energy saving credits for EVs
- Updating building codes to allow for EV charging readiness & streamline deployment
- EV codes & standards – survey of state and jurisdictional activity
- EV codes & standards – key components
- Installation processes
- Funding for panel and transformer upgrades
- Other technical needs for EV infrastructure
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. :: Resiliency Planning for EV Charging Infrastructure
- Needs for resiliency planning for EV charging infrastructure
- Wildfires, hurricanes and other natural disasters
- Mass power shut-offs
- Overview of CPUC initiative for EV Charging Resiliency planning – developing pilot projects for fire season
- Requirement for California utilities to research EV charging resiliency and how related parties (customers, auto industry) are all affected
- Utility solutions for resilient EV charging – how do they differ in terms of practicality & cost?
- Procurement processes for resilient EV charging infrastructure
- The role of microgrids in supporting EV charging stations
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. :: Afternoon Break
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. :: Utility Case Studies: EVSE Infrastructure Site Evaluation, Development & Deployment
- Preparing for widespread fleet electrification – needs for EV infrastructure
- Utility on-the-ground experience evaluating sites for EVSE infrastructure
- Deployment & installation of DC fast charging projects for both general public use and electrified transit
- Identifying optimal siting, and distancing between, EV charging stations
- Working with vendors to provide & install charging equipment
- Charging Development & Installation Due Diligence for Medium, Heavy-Duty Fleets & Fleet Electrification
- Unique challenges for electrifying medium and heavy-duty vehicles
- Case study: electrifying school buses
- Case Study: enabling transit buses and other multi-state medium and heavy-duty zero emission vehicles
4:30 p.m. :: Program Adjourns
Blake Brosa, Senior Vice President – Building and Infrastructure Division, Bureau Veritas
Blake Brosa is a Senior Vice President of Sales with Bureau Veritas’s Building & Infrastructure Division, responsible for consulting Fortune 500 Retail, Restaurant, Banking, Hospitality, Healthcare, C-store, Grocery, Auto, and Electric Vehicle Charging clients throughout the real estate life cycle. Blake is well versed in all areas of construction and facilities management, clients specifically benefit from his extensive knowledge in assessing clients’ strategic initiatives, assembling and mobilizing cross-functional teams, and developing scalable programs that are designed to optimize speed to market and maximize overall value. Blake’s corporate construction experience allows him to quickly relate to clients’ challenges, assist in navigating complex issues, and provide unique solutions and cost-savings recommendations throughout the life cycle of projects.
Christina Ficicchia, Manager, Smart Grid Programs, Avangrid
Bryan Jungers, Senior Manager, Customer Energy Solutions, E-Source
Bryan Jungers, Senior Manager, Customer Energy Solutions, E Source\Bryan Jungers conducts research on emerging, energy-efficient, and distributed energy resource technologies. His main areas of expertise lie in electric vehicles, electric motors, batteries and energy storage, distributed generation, and renewable power systems. Bryan brings to the company over 10 years of professional experience as an energy engineer and research analyst, including for the Electric Power Research Institute, California Energy Commission, and University of California at Davis. His industry knowledge, combined with hands-on experience, enable him to address member needs from a holistic, systems-oriented perspective. Bryan worked as both a research manager and product manager before entering his current role. He holds a BS in environmental engineering from Humboldt State University and an MS in civil and environmental engineering from the University of California at Davis.
Andrew Papson, Senior Advisor, Transportation Electrification, Southern California Edison
Andrew Papson is Senior Advisor in the eMobility group of Southern California Edison, dedicated to accelerating the deployment electric trucks and buses. His work in the Charge Ready Transport program contributes to SCE’s goal of building deploying over 200,000 EV trucks and buses by 2030.
Andrew’s role focuses on building partnerships with industry and agency stakeholders in truck and bus sectors. Through coordination with public sector partners, establishing industry working groups, and participating in industry events, Andrew is a conduit for engaging stakeholders in how to partner on large EV infrastructure projects and socializing information on technology and market readiness.
Andrew has deep experience in electric vehicles, truck and bus fleet operations, and the environmental impacts of transportation. His career has included transit fleet management, environmental consulting and clean transportation nonprofit work.
Aaron Young, Manager, Commercial Networks, Electrify America
Aaron Young is Commercial Business Development Manager at Electrify America, the largest open direct current (DC) fast-charging network in the U.S. In this role, Aaron works with organizations interested in deploying their own public ultra-fast DC charging networks. Aaron joined Electrify America in 2017 to support the development of Electrify America’s $500 million Cycle 2 ZEV Investment Plan. Prior to joining Electrify America, Aaron worked at Arizona Public Service on electric vehicle, renewable energy, and smart grid projects. He began his career in the energy industry focused on carbon neutrality and energy efficiency initiatives at Ameresco.
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|Single Connection - EV Charging Infrastructure||US $ 795.00|
|Pack of 5 connections||US $ 3,575.00|
|Pack of 10 Connections||US $ 5,965.00|
|Pack of 20 Connections||US $ 9,540.00|
|Call us at 303.770.8800 if you have any specific questions on the volume discounts|
|* all other discounts do not apply to license packs|
Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before December 17, 2021 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800