Utility Planning for Electrification

Utility Planning for Electrification

April 25-26, 2023 | Online :: Central Time

“Course can provide helpful and useful information, updated to the moment we live in electric mobility.” Research, Instituto de Tecnologia para o Desenvolvimento

“Great Event, speakers were organized, professional, and answered every question effectively.” Electric Vehicle Marketing Specialist, Energy New England

Electrification is the solution for energy-intensive customers seeking sustainability, resiliency, cost savings, and improved user experience. However, utilities face the challenge of planning and implementing the switch to renewables, system upgrades, new rates, and customer education. Register now for EUCI’s virtual course, Utility Planning for Electrification, to learn from experts from CenterPoint Energy, US Green Buildings Council Los Angeles, West Monroe Partners, and Burns Engineering and become a leader in transportation, buildings, and industrial electrification.

Learning Outcomes

This virtual course will provide attendees an opportunity to:

  • Review the elements of utility electrification programs and planning
  • Define and assess market segments:
    • Transportation
    • Buildings
    • Industrial processes
  • Identify key economic & sustainability drivers:
    • Total cost of ownership (TCO)
    • Emissions reductions contributions
  • Improve grid planning, load forecasting, and cost-benefit analysis
  • Improve customer engagement, education and project management
  • Get the latest information on trends in electrification
  • Receive case studies on all market segments
  • Hear lessons learned on retrofits vs. new builds, and how to scale
  • Hear best practices on promoting and enabling electrification


Tuesday, April 25, 2023 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Timing


9:00 – 9:45 a.m. :: Elements of Utility Electrification Programs and Planning

  • The electrification opportunity for utilities and their stakeholders
  • Utility trends driving and enabling electrification
  • Electrification benefits to utilities – is it always beneficial?
  • How utilities approach advancing electrification in various markets
  • Utility Electrification Programs in perspective

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. :: Defining the Utility Electrification Market: Vehicles, Buildings & Industrial Processes

  • How electrification transforms transportation, buildings & industrial processes
  • Widespread adoption of electric vehicles is upon us and accelerating
  • Buildings, campuses, and airports are shifting to electric
  • Energy intensive industries are converting processes from fossil fuel to electric
  • Utility implications, challenges, and opportunities from electrification

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. :: Morning Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Key Economic & Sustainability Drivers for Electrification

  • How the economics of electrification are evolving
  • Total Cost of Ownership to measure Transportation & Building Electrification benefits
  • Key factors in performing Total Cost of Ownership
  • Case Study for commercial fleet electrification conversion
  • Case Study for commercial building electrification conversion

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. :: Lunch Break

1:15 – 2:00 p.m. :: Planning for the Grid Impact of Electrification: New Load Hot Spots

  • How increased electrification impacts utility grid networks
  • Methods and tools for forecasting electrification load across multiple sectors
  • Aggregating multiple sources of electrified load for grid planning

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. :: Utility Coordination with Commercial & Industrial Customers on Electrification

  • Enabling and engaging with commercial customers on electrification needs
  • Customer education lifecycle – what do customers need to know?
  • Impact of customer engagement on growing electrification programs
  • Sample customer electrification scenario

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

3:00 – 3:45 p.m. :: Case Study: Transportation Electrification

  • CARB regulations driving fleet adoption
  • Impacted fleets: Airports, transit, TNCs (Uber, Lyft, taxis), and fleets of 50 or more Class 2b through Class 8 trucks and buses
  • Identifying applications and planning for fleet conversions
  • Fleet and grid benefits of managed charging
  • Evaluating storage, renewables, and V2X

3:45 – 4:15 p.m. :: Case Study: Electrification of Industrial Processes

  • Electric boilers, industrial heat pumps and river cooling for a large municipal district
  • Leveraging existing infrastructure and new technology to pave way for electrification
  • What happens when a large power generator becomes a large new load?
  • Implications for unprecedented resilience and reliability requirements

4:15 – 5:00 p.m. :: Panel Discussion: Trends in Electrification

  • Top trends emerging in EV, building heat pumps, industrial processes
  • Bus transit – going from pilots to full roll outs
  • Airports – ground support equipment, rental car facilities, shuttles, and more
  • Campuses – going from buildings to central plant to full campus
  • Impact of Federal funding – IIJA, IRA
  • Logistics and distribution – large, Class 8 (over-the-road tractor trailer) vehicles

5:00 p.m. :: Day 1 Adjourns


Wednesday, April 26, 2023 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Timing


9:00 – 9:45 a.m. :: The Utility’s Role in Promoting and Enabling Electrification

  • How utilities are educating customers and preparing infrastructure upgrades
  • Performing fleet advisory and building electrification advisory studies
  • Designing utility programs to engage and meet the needs of customers

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. :: Retrofit Versus New Build: Electrifying Residential Dwellings & Commercial Buildings

  • How technology and policy converge to justify new electrification opportunities
  • New York City Policies – Local Law 97 & Innovative Heat Pump Technology
    • NYC Housing Authority replacing oil and gas boilers with heat pumps
      • ~400,000 residents, ~162,000 units
    • College Campuses, Local Law 97 and Electrified Central Plants
      • Johns, Manhattan College, Pratt, and others

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. :: Morning Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Future State: Can Electrification Reduce GHG Emissions to meet Sustainability Goals?

Can we electrify fast enough to mitigate extreme climate impacts?

12:00 p.m. :: Day 2 Adjourns


  • Shwetha Bhat, Manager, West Monroe Partners

  • Shelly Hagerman, Principal – EV/DER Strategy, West Monroe Partners

  • Giovanni Maronati, Consultant, West Monroe Partners

  • David Owen, Manager | Clean Air Technologies, CenterPoint Energy

  • Jay Robertson, Manager, West Monroe Partners

  • Audrey Sadowicz, Consultant, West Monroe Partners

  • David J. Smith, Director, Energy Services, Burns Engineering

  • Ben Stapleton, Executive Director, US Green Buildings Council-Los Angeles

  • Rick Teebay, EV Consultant, County of Los Angeles (Retired)

  • Carolyn Weiner, Senior Manager, Energy & Utilities, West Monroe

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all attendees for 7 days after the event


Utility Planning for Electrification

April 25-26, 2023 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 14,340.00 (40% discount)

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 March 24, 2023 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




EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.9 CEUs for this course

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint presentations, case studies and panel discussions.

Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 11.0
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

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Who Should Attend

Utility representatives responsible for:

  • Electrification
  • Transportation Electrification/eMobility
  • Green/Net-Zero Buildings
  • Client/Customer Representatives
  • Climate & Sustainability
  • Emerging Technologies/Energy Innovation
  • Grid Planning
  • Distributed Grid/Distributed Energy Resources