EV Fleet Strategy for Utilities

EV Fleet Strategy for Utilities

May 21-22, 2024 | Online :: Central Time

“Thank you for this opportunity to listen to and participate in many compelling conversations about the future of fleet technology!” Manager – Fleet Services, Utility

“I would recommend this conference to anyone interested in best practices, trends and new technology for fleet. The greatest value of the conference was learning about an aftermarket product that will likely help us solve a problem with our fleet.” Production Manager, Utility

EUCI’s virtual EV Fleet Strategy for Utilities conference is bringing together the leaders of fleet electrification from top utilities, including: Southern California Edison, National Grid, Exelon, Evergy, Georgia Power, and more. Learn the best practices that are driving successful projects through planning, budgeting, resource procurement, and future projections.

The conference emphasizes the learning needs and perspectives of utilities, the energy industry, as well as fleet and site managers. Attendees will get an overview of:

Successful EV Program Deployment:
Gain valuable knowledge on successful deployment strategies, covering aspects like load management, infrastructure setup, grid integration, and efficiency processes.

Managing the Grid for EV Fleet Growth:
How utilities are expanding charger networks with specific planning for fleets in high need areas like warehouses and transportation hubs.

Fleet Electrification Policy Insights:
Understand the landscape of fleet electrification policies, staying informed on the latest developments and regulatory frameworks.

In-depth Case Studies:
Delve into detailed case studies from leading utilities, covering the entire spectrum of EV fleet rollout. See how they manage internal cases and those for customers.

Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead in the dynamic landscape of electric fleet strategy across the country. Register today and empower yourself with the knowledge needed to navigate the evolving world of EVs effectively.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore readying the grid for EV fleet expansion
  • Identify the utility’s role in the EV fleet space
  • Examine policy that is driving fleet electrification
  • Assess how to optimize grid resilience and load management for growth of fleet electrification
  • Review investment in high potential areas for fleet electrification
  • Recognize how fleets are critical for EV implementation
  • Discuss future opportunities of fleet electrification
  • Detail the energy supply and storage challenges of EV fleets
  • Discover the value of partnerships for EV fleet programs
  • Assess project management strategies, including procurement and projections
  • Detail heavy-duty charger networks across ports and warehouses


Tuesday, May 21, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Conference Timing


9:00 – 10:00 a.m. :: Readying the Grid for EV Fleets

The integration of EV fleets into our existing grid infrastructure creates critical challenges. This session offers direct insights for utilities, policymakers, and fleet operators, highlighting strategies to plan and adapt for the incorporation of electric trucks and buses. Attendees will hear key considerations for optimizing grid resilience, ensuring stability, and maximizing economic advantages.

  • Utilities and policymakers must anticipate near-term loads and grid impacts from early adopters of electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs), particularly where large fleets or states have clear electrification targets or mandates.
  • Investments in high-potential areas should be coordinated to reduce long-term costs and accelerate MHDV electrification.
  • Regulatory and planning structures must evolve to accommodate MHDV electrification.

Ryan Wheeler, Fleet Electrification Product Owner, National Grid

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. :: Managing the Grid for Growth of EV Fleets

As utilities integrate electric fleets into their operations, accommodating both their own and customer fleets becomes imperative for effective grid management. In this session Georgia Power shares their strategic approach to expanding charger networks. Attendees will get valuable insights into how they are proactively addressing the challenges associated with the growing demand for electric vehicle infrastructure. Representatives of Georgia Power will discuss:

  • How does Georgia Power work with organizations looking to add electric vehicles to their fleets?
  • What technology applications are being used to support the grid in this evolution?
  • What are best practices utilities can use to prepare for the coming growth?

Glenn Halliday, Electric Transportation Program Manager, Georgia Power

Vincent Williams, Fleet Electrification Product Manager, Georgia Power

11:00 – 11:15 a.m. :: Morning Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. :: Fleet Electrification Policy

There are many federal and state initiatives driving electrification policy. Public vehicle fleets are a key part of the policy put forth to shift from fossil fuels to EVs. The current policy has been supported by federal and state tax credits, but this is only the beginning. Join the representative from the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation as they share the interagency approach to support the deployment of zero-emission, accessible, and equitable transportation infrastructure.

Speaker TBA, Department of Energy and Transportation

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. :: Break for Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. :: Improving the Interconnection Process

Resource adequacy assessment must evolve to more accurately reflect operating conditions in the future. Southwest Power Pool has implemented queue management practices to eliminate queue backlog by the end of 2024. Through a consolidated planning process, organizational silos can be eliminated with a consolidated planning process that “merges and optimizes queue requests with regional long-term planning.”

Casey Cathey, Director Grid Asset Utilization, Southwest Power Pool

2:15 – 3:15 pm. :: Best Practices for Utility-Fleet Relationships

As California leads in the electrification of vehicles, South California Edison is also preparing for the infrastructure needed for the larger electric vehicles. This session will share lessons learned and opportunities for other states to follow with EV transportation growth around cities, ports, and industry. Topics will include:

  • Medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicle programs
  • EV funding and regulation practices
  • Readying the grid for the electric vehicle future

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. :: Expert Roundtable: Navigating the Future of Electric Fleets

Join industry leaders and experts in this engaging roundtable discussion. Panelists will discuss the pressing challenges and opportunities shaping the landscape of electric vehicle fleets. Our panel of thought leaders will share insights, strategies, and real-world experiences, providing a comprehensive exploration of the latest advancements and best practices in electric fleet management.

Julie Dietrich, Lead Program Manager Fleet Electrification Strategy, Evergy

Ryan Wheeler, Fleet Electrification Product Owner, National Grid

4:30 – 4:45 p.m. :: Review and Open Q&A

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Conference Timing


9:00 – 9:45 a.m. :: Case Study: Preparing Utilities for Commercial Fleet Electrification

Navigating the future needs of electric transportation is high on the list of utilities’ future plans. Hear how Evergy is preparing for the needs of customers through fleet electrification programs & charging infrastructure.   Key parts of this presentation are:

  • Proactively preparing internal stakeholders to grow the fleet electrification part of the business
  • Developing an enhanced customer support program to effectively handle the surge in inquiries related to fleet electrification and DC fast charging projects
  • Information on how Evergy has made this a priority for the future

Julie Dietrich, Lead Program Manager Fleet Electrification Strategy, Evergy

9:45 – 10:30 a.m. :: The Business Case for Corporate Fleet Electrification

Policy is important to support fleet electrification, but ultimately a successful business case for EV fleets will be key. It’s very important for the private sector to lead and have an open, competitive market to advance technology and drive down costs. Utilities can help clients develop actionable plans for fleet conversion, create business plans, and provide implementation support and guidance as they bring vehicles and charging online.

Cherish Smith, Director of Transportation Electrification, Edison Energy

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. :: Morning break

10:45 – 11:30 a.m. :: Project Management Strategies for Fleet Electrification

The speaker will share lessons Exelon has learned from developing and implementing its fleet electrification strategy. He will speak about managing operations and growth of the project across states. Resource planning and procurement best practices will be shared. Finally, the speaker will discuss lessons learned that are handled through change management processes, optimization of implementation of infrastructure, and the best ways to project resources, labor, expenditures, and time for future milestones.

Jude Scarpello, Senior Manager Strategic Projects, Exelon

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. :: Creating a Heavy Duty Charger Network in Warehouses

Electrification is shaping the future of trucking. Fleets in every state should start preparing for this reality right now. Prologis will share strategies to deal with barriers for making this transition, including:

  • Upfront capital costs that can be prohibitive
  • The complexity of charger infrastructure

Also, hear how the company is building a charger network not only at their warehouses, but at other locations like busy ports.

Andy Manos, Director of Fleet Solutions, Prologis

12:15 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns


Casey Cathey, Director Grid Asset Utilization, Southwest Power Pool

Julie Dietrich, Lead Program Manager Fleet Electrification Strategy, Evergy

Glenn Halliday, Electric Transportation Program Manager, Georgia Power

Andy Manos, Director of Fleet Solutions, Prologis

Jude Scarpello, Senior Manager Strategic Projects, Exelon

Cherish Smith, Director of Transportation Electrification, Edison Energy

Ryan Wheeler, Fleet Electrification Product Owner, National Grid

Vincent Williams, Fleet Electrification Product Manager, Georgia Power

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.

  • Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a separate email with a unique link to a personalized landing page which will include links to join all sessions of this event.
  • 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: Confirmed speakers do not need to register and are encouraged to participate in all sessions of the event. If you are a speaker and have any questions please contact our offices at 1.303.770.8800

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


EV Fleet Strategy for Utilities

May 21-22, 2024 | 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 April 19, 2024 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




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EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.9 CEUs for this event.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

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

Instructional Methods:

PowerPoint presentations and case studies will be used in the program.

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

Conference CPE Credits: 10.5
There is no prerequisite for this Conference.
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, Fleet & Site/Facilities Representatives
    • EV Fleet Program Leaders
    • Transportation Electrification
    • EV Business Development
    • Operational and Construction
    • Partnerships
    • Climate & Sustainability
    • Emerging Technologies/Energy Innovation