Electric Vehicles 101

Electric Vehicles 101

July 19, 2022 | Online :: Central Time

“Excellent discussion about pioneer programs and actions implemented to drive the electrification into our societies.” Researcher, LACTEC

“Very knowledgeable speakers with real world experience.” Transportation Supervisor, PPL Electric Utilities

Electric vehicle (EV) and transportation electrification programs are spreading across the nation, as EVs are a vital part of decarbonization and GHG reduction goals.  The EV industry is growing and evolving, as major automotive manufacturers develop new models, and overall affordability for EVs prompts consumers and businesses to purchase EVs more than ever before.

This virtual course is designed to provide a thorough foundational primer on EVs, while emphasizing the learning needs and perspective of utilities and the energy industry.   The program will deliver insight into the EV marketplace and consumer trends, cost and performance of EV technologies, charging/charging infrastructure, relevant policy measures and trends, and the overall challenges and opportunities that EVs present for the energy industry.  Utility EV program design, charging incentives, and rate design will be a focus of the course, as well as technical sessions addressing power related issues – load forecasting, strategic planning, and vehicle grid integration, detailing the technical and economic challenges that EVs impose on electricity grid operations, and the relationship of EVs to renewable energy.

Learning Outcomes

This virtual course will provide attendees an opportunity to:

  • Review environmental & sustainability mandates
  • Assess the EV marketplace:
    • EV models and innovations in EV batteries
    • EV infrastructure: types of charges and charging speeds, networked vs non-networked
  • Review the role of utilities in transportation electrification:
    • Load growth expectations, load management
    • Substation requirements and grid upgrades
    • EV Programming, rate design, and incentives
    • Renewable energy integration
  • Evaluate current challenges to mass EV adoption and possible solutions
  • Discuss how to estimate total cost of ownership
  • Hear how V2G applications provide resiliency and other benefits to the grid


Tuesday, July 19, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Timing

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. :: The Rise of the Electric Vehicle

  • Environmental & sustainability mandates
  • Expanded model offerings from OEMs
  • Innovations in EV batteries and infrastructure
  • Impacts of disruptions in the oil & gas supply chain

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. :: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

  • Types of chargers and charging speeds
  • Networked vs non-networked charging

11:00 am – 12:00 p.m. :: The Utility’s Role in Transportation Electrification

  • Load growth expectations
  • Substation requirements and upgrades
  • Integrating renewable energy

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. :: EV Programming, Rate Design & Incentives


2:00 – 3:00 p.m. :: Current Challenges to Mass EV Adoption

  • Vehicle availability and vehicle costs
  • Range anxiety
  • Charging infrastructure in multi-unit dwellings
  • Other social equity issues

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. :: Total Cost of Ownership


4:00 – 5:00 p.m. :: V2G, Resiliency & Other Benefits of EV Integration

  • Load forecasting and load management strategies
  • Benefits of V2G applications

5:00 p.m. :: Course Adjourns



Andrew Dillon, Innovation Fellow, West Monroe

Andrew Dillon is a Senior Principal and Innovation Fellow at West Monroe Partners, where he leads with more than 20 years’ experience focusing on grid modernization technologies. With a personal passion for innovation, he advances the firm’s ability to deliver cutting-edge solutions to meet challenging market opportunities in the utility industry.  He is an avid follower of electric vehicles, leading his firm’s work on the intersection of EVs and utilities, and recently managing a project to introduce DER interconnection processes to EV charging infrastructure.  He helped design a novel new platform for a major electric utility, monetizing energy data that can lead to $10 million in savings.   As a part of the Energy & Utilities practice at West Monroe, Andrew conceived and initiated two innovations that are poised to deliver both sustainability and economic benefits to clients. Andrew earned a West Monroe Intrapreneur accolade for Q4 2019 for his initiatives, including Blockchain for Electric Vehicles and an innovative energy platform DER 360.  He previously founded the real-time grid control company Varentec.  Andrew is a co-author of two patents on advanced grid control using smart inverters.

Heather Donaldson, Managing Director, Management Consulting, Black & Veatch


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

Shelly Hagerman, PhD, is a Principal in West Monroe’s Energy & Utilities practice. She leads West Monroe’s Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Center of Excellence and has over 10 years of related research and project experience in DERs and EVs. Shelly combines strategy and robust business case modeling to help utilities design win-win-win Transportation Electrification programs. Recent engagements include leading the development of a Transportation Electrification Plan and the design of multiple EV Fleet programs and a portfolio of DER programs to support clean energy goals. Shelly has supported past EUCI events including EV 101, Leadership Conference for Women in EVs, and a 3-hour workshop on energy storage technologies and applications. Prior to West Monroe, Shelly received a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in Engineering & Public Policy. Her thesis focused on the economics of behind-the-meter solar photovoltaics and energy storage. While a doctoral student, she presented at several conferences and for multiple advisory boards (both academia and industry). In 2015, Shelly collaborated with the Electric Power Research Institute to assess the economics of solar for commercial and industrial customers using high resolution load and solar data. As an extension of this work, she examined the viability of energy storage for behind-the-meter applications, employing optimization techniques.

Kangjie “Zé” Liu, Research Analyst, eMobility, World Resources Institute



Stephanie Ly, Senior Manager, eMobility Strategy & Manufacturing Engagement, World Resources Institute


Joe Picarelli, Sr. Engineer – Utility of the Future, Baltimore Gas & Electric


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 registrants for three business days after the event


Electric Vehicles 101

July 19, 2022 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 895.00 each

Volume pricing also available

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

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 3,580.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 6,265.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 10,740.00 (40% discount)

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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

Case studies, panel discussions and PowerPoint presentations 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.

Course CPE Credits: 8.0
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, city, fleet, and transit representatives responsible for:
  • EV Program
  • Transportation Electrification
  • eMobility
  • Decarbonization & Sustainability
  • Emerging Technologies/Energy Innovation

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