By - Jon Brown

The 2019 Electric Vehicle-Utility Industry Nexus: Charging Forward
June 27-28, 2019 | Washington, DC

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Overview

The 2019 Electric Vehicle-Utility Industry Nexus conference brings together myriad stakeholders to address critical considerations, opportunities and challenges regarding electric vehicles’ impact on utilities. The event will include case studies from Hawaiian Electric, Southern California Edison, Pepco, Con Edison, National Grid, ATC, PSEG Long Island, and more. Experts will describe policies and regulations related to electric vehicles and their implications for utilities. The event will provide national and regional overviews of EV adoption. Utilities will discuss charging programs, customer engagement strategies, and load management plans. Join us as EV manufacturer participate in a manufacturer’s panel, providing insight into the future of electric vehicles. Don’t miss this perfect networking opportunity!

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the current state of electric vehicles, including barriers to EV adoption and utilities’ roles in supporting EVs
  • Describe Hawaiian Electric Companies’ electrification of transportation strategic roadmap
  • Assess how to leverage EVs as a grid asset
  • Explain Con Edison’s electrification strategy
  • Describe the role of utilities in promoting EV adoption
  • Address EV adoption from both a utility and a community perspective
  • Discuss Pepco’s current EV initiatives
  • Assess smart charging applications
  • Explain PSEG Long Island’s fleet electrification
  • Participate in an expert Q&A panel
  • Interact with EV manufacturers during the Manufactures’ Perspectives panel
  • Discuss EV program innovation for municipal and public utilities
  • Describe National Grid’s efforts to enable medium-heavy duty fleet conversion and to design innovative rate structures
  • Review Southern California Edison’s Charge Ready program

Agenda

Thursday, June 27, 2019

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:00 – 8:45 a.m. :: The Current State of Electric Vehicles

  • Barriers to EV adoption
  • Utility role in supporting EVs (including examples from the CA utilities)
  • Need to integrate charging with the electric grid
  • Considerations/benefits for low-income and disadvantaged communities

Genevieve Cullen, President, Electric Drive Transportation Association


 8:45 – 9:30 a.m. :: Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Electrification of Transportation Strategic Roadmap

  • A summary of Hawaii’s energy portfolio and why the electrification of transportation is important to the State
  • Current status of Hawaii EV adoption and Hawaiian Electric’s EV forecast
  • Importance of using EV charging and renewable energy
  • Potential customer benefits of electrification of transportation
  • Key initiatives of the Roadmap, generally focusing on the mid-term (next five years)

Jimmy Yao, Manager of Transportation Electrification, Hawaiian Electric


9:30 – 10:15 a.m. :: Leveraging EVs as a Grid Asset: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go

  • Utility progress to date on EV programs and activities
  • Distribution planning for EVs
  • The managed charging landscape
  • Suggestions for utility EV strategy and planning.

Erika Myers, Research Director, Smart Energy Power Alliance

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. :: Morning Break


 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. :: Con Edison Case Study

  • Electrification strategy
  • Transit bus electrification
  • Curbside charging in NYC
  • School bus V2G
  • Capital and O&M incentive programs

John Shipman, Department Manager, Con Edison


11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: The Role of Utilities in Promoting EV Adoption

  • EZ-EV history
  • Barriers to EV adoption
  • The EZ-EV solution
  • The role of the utility

Caroline Quazzo, Head of Operations, EZ-EV

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. :: EVs… At Home, Work and throughout our Communities

  • What is EV research telling us?
  • Utility-Community perspective
  • How to transition from ICE to EV’s
  • EV public and workplace policy

Lee Meyerhofer, Local Relations Consultant, ATC


1:45 – 2:30 p.m. :: Presentation: EV360- A Time of Use Pilot Program for Residential Off Peak EV Charging

  • What is EV360?
  • What is involved for the customer and the utility?
  • How is it going?
  • How could it be better?
  • Where is it going?

Lindsey McDougall, Electric Vehicle Program Manager, Austin Energy

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. :: Afternoon Break


2:45 – 3:30 p.m. :: Smart Charging Applications: Today and in the Future

  • What is smart charging?
  • Data is critical
  • Understanding customer segmentation
  • Case examples: Workplace, MUD, fleet, residential
  • Utility demand response programs
  • Future of DR programs for EV load management

Ram Ambatipudi, Vice President- Business Development & Utility Engagement, EV Connect


 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. :: PSEG Long Island: Workplace Charging, Fleet Electrification, and EV Outreach

  • Discussion of NY EV goals generally, and the Long Island market conditions
  • Implementation of workplace charging rebate program
  • Addition of EVs and chargers to PSEG Long Island fleet
  • Residential smart charging discounts and charger rebates
  • Status of customer EV outreach and engagement campaign
  • DC fast charging incentives

Jeffrey Greenblatt, Senior Counsel Regulatory, PSEG Long Island


4:15 – 5:30 p.m. :: Panel: Best Practices, Trends, Key Concerns & Potential Solutions in Electric Vehicle Adoption

Lee Meyerhofer, Local Relations Consultant, ATC

John Shipman, Department Manager, Con Edison

Ram Ambatipudi, Vice President- Business Development & Utility Engagement, EV Connect

Mike Kurzeja, CEO, EZ-EV

Mark Scribner, Program Manager- Electric Vehicles, Energy New England

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. :: Networking Reception


Friday, June 28, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast


8:30 – 9:15 a.m. :: Electric Vehicles Moving Forward: Manufacturer’s Perspective

Cynthia Maves, EV Business Development Manager, Nissan

Patrick Bean, Policy and Business Development, Tesla

Dan Bowerson, Director of Vehicle Electrification & Fuels, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers


9:15 – 10:00 a.m. :: Electric Vehicle Program Innovation for Municipal and Public Utilities

  • Why EV consumer engagement programs and MLPs are a great fit
  • The state of the Southern New England MLP and EV markets
  • Lessons learned from existing EV programs and incentives
  • ENE’s competitive advantage and current EV program offerings
  • The future of MLP EV programs: 2020 and beyond

Mark Scribner, Program Manager- Electric Vehicles, Energy New England

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break


 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. :: National Grid EV Innovation

  • The utility role in advancing EV innovation
  • How National Grid thinks about electric vehicle innovation and the driving forces/challenges we’re trying to solve
  • Current efforts underway:
    • Enabling medium-heavy duty fleet conversion
    • Exploring managed charging
    • Designing innovative rate structures
    • Grid impact analyses

Rachel Flynn-Kasuba, EV Innovation POD Lead- Customer Innovation and Development, National Grid


 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Southern California Edison’s Charge Ready Program

Over the past two years, Southern California Edison has supported the expansion of electric vehicle charging throughout its service territory through its innovative suite of Charge Ready infrastructure programs. This program is helping move California closer to its objective of putting 5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2030, which in turn supports the state’s goals to reduce greenhouse gases and improve local air quality. This session will include:

  • Overview of Charge Ready programs
  • Successes and challenges
  • What’s ahead: Expansion of Charge Ready
  • Other SCE transportation electrification programs and pilots underway

Vazken Kassakhian, Senior Regulatory Project Manager, Southern California Edison

12:00 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns

Workshop

Electric Vehicle Education and Outreach Methodologies for Utilities

Friday, June 28, 2019

Overview

Based on recent focus group studies conducted by electric vehicle industry associations, the average consumer knows very little about electric vehicles.  Educating your customers on the cost savings and the environmental benefits of electric vehicles is a significant opportunity for utilities across the United States.  This workshop will outline the challenges and the opportunities for utilities that want to educate their customers on the value of electric vehicles and provide a variety of strategies that can be deployed cost effectively by the utility through local partnerships to increase customer adoption of electric vehicles.

Learning Outcomes         

  • Analyze survey tools to better understand the EV opportunity in your service territory
  • Create EV marketing campaigns that attract, inform, and engage
  • Review local resources/partners to keep utility costs low
  • Describe the EV bulk buy model
  • Explain EV ride and drive events
  • Discuss ow to make the business case for customer adoption of DV
  • Describe the environmental advantage of EV adoption
  • Coordinate with local municipalities that have committed to sustainability goals
  • Explain the industry partner model: regional utility coordination to attract manufacturer dollars

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

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

Instructional Methods

Case studies, PowerPoint presentations, and group discussion will be used during this event.

Program Agenda

Friday, June 28, 2019

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. :: Workshop Registration

1:30  – 5:00 p.m. :: Workshop Timing

  • Survey Tools to Better Understand the EV Opportunity in Your Service Territory
  • EV Marketing Campaigns
    • Attract
    • Inform
    • Engage
  • Local Resources/Partners to Keep Utility Costs Low
  • EV Bulk Buy Model
  • EV Ride and Drive Events
  • EV Adoption- The Environmental Advantage
    • Coordination with Local Municipalities that have Committed to Sustainability Goals
  • EV Adoption – Smart Load Building: Making the Business Case for Customer Adoption of EV
  • Industry Partner Model- Regional Utility Coordination to Attract Manufacturer Dollars

Instructors

John Morris, Vice President Market Development, D+R International

Ben Yenter, Director, Yenter Group

Speakers

Ram Ambatipudi, Vice President- Business Development & Utility Engagement, EV Connect

Patrick Bean, Policy and Business Development, Tesla

Dan Bowerson, Director of Vehicle Electrification & Fuels, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

Genevieve Cullen, President, Electric Drive Transportation Association

Rachel Flynn-Kasuba, EV Innovation POD Lead- Customer Innovation and Development, National Grid

Jeffrey Greenblatt, Senior Counsel Regulatory, PSEG Long Island

Vazken Kassakhian, Senior Regulatory Project Manager, Southern California Edison

Mike Kurzeja, CEO, EZ-EV

Cynthia Maves, EV Business Development Manager, Nissan

Lee Meyerhofer, Local Relations Consultant, ATC

Erika Myers, Research Director, Smart Energy Power Alliance

Caroline Quazzo, Head of Operations, EZ-EV

Mark Scribner, Program Manager- Electric Vehicles, Energy New England

John Shipman, Department Manager, Con Edison

Robert Stewart, Manager- Smart Grid and Technology, Pepco

Jimmy Yao, Manager of Transportation Electrification, Hawaiian Electric

Location

Hyatt Regency Dulles

2300 Dulles Corner Blvd, Herndon, VA 20171

 

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Room Block Reserved For:

Nights of June 26-27, 2019

Room rate through EUCI:

$139 single or double plus applicable taxes
Make your reservations prior to June 5, 2019.

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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

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Friday, June 07, 2019
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The 2019 Electric Vehicle-Utility Industry Nexus: Charging ForwardUS $ 1195.00 US $ 1395.00

This event has the following workshops:

Electric Vehicle Education and Outreach Methodologies for UtilitiesUS $ 495.00
US $ 595.00

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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 May 24, 2019 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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