The Electric Vehicle-Utility Industry Nexus
November 2-3, 2016
San Diego, CA

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Overview

Electric vehicles hold significant potential for improving local air quality, reducing carbon emissions, and stimulating electricity demand. According to analysts at Argonne National Laboratory, electric vehicles will make up 58% of the light vehicle market by 2030. Customers with electric vehicles use nearly 60% more electricity than the average customer. For electric utilities, this is an opportunity to increase load at a time when growth is slowing.

This conference addresses critical considerations, opportunities and challenges regarding electric vehicles from the utility perspective. It will include case studies from Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric, and Avista. Experts will describe electric vehicle charging options, review charging service business models, and provide rate case studies. Electric vehicle infrastructure deployment will be discussed  and EV policies,  regulations and their implications for utilities will be addressed. The Director of the Smart Grid Energy Research Center will discuss the benefits of using a smart infrastructure with electric vehicles, including V2G technology and its applications, EVs in the context of a microgrid, and using EV batteries for shifting energy consumption. National and regional overviews of EV adoption will be provided and the conference will conclude with a panel of experts discussing the future of electric vehicles.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the current state of electric vehicles
  • Describe policies and regulations related to electric vehicles
  • Review the steps the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power has taken to encourage EV adoption
  • Explain electric vehicle infrastructure deployment
  • Assess electric vehicle charging options
  • Discuss electric vehicle rate considerations for in-home and charging stations
  • Evaluate charging service business models
  • Describe Southern California Edison’s Charge Ready program
  • Participate in a panel discussing best practices, trends, key concerns & potential solutions in electric vehicle adoption
  • Describe Avista’s charging station installation program
  • Discuss initiatives and potential roadblocks for EV adoption in the Northeast
  • Explain how to use smart grid to avoid electric vehicle grid disruption
  • Evaluate San Diego Gas & Electric’s Power Your Drive program
  • Discuss the future of electric vehicles, including: using EVs as DERs, energy storage, vehicle 2 grid, and more

Agenda

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. :: The Current State of Electric Vehicles
  • An overview of EV adoption and infrastructure deployment on a national level
  • Current trends throughout the country
  • Recent projects and initiatives
  • EV adoption from the perspective of the California Air Resources Board.

Supervisor Ron Roberts, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, California Air Resource Board

8:45 – 9:30 a.m. :: EV Policy & Regulations

This session will discuss current EV policies and regulations and their implications on utilities, including:

  • The Obama Administration’s new set of executive actions to accelerate EV adoption in the U.S.
  • Federal, state, and local regulations and how they interact with one another
  • Best practices & FAQs regarding EV regulations
  • Moving forward: What to expect from a policy & regulatory standpoint

Kevin Wood, Project Manager- Clean Fuels Transportation, Center for Sustainable Energy

9:30 – 10:00 a.m. :: CASE STUDY: Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
  • Overview of Los Angeles city infrastructure development
  • Why Los Angeles is investing in EVs: The environmental and business cases for EVs
  • Newly launched rebate program
  • Mayor’s sustainability plan
  • Expanding DC fast chargers

Scott Briasco, Manager of Fleet Environmental Compliance & Electric Transportation, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

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

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. :: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment

This session will cover important considerations regarding EV infrastructure, including:

  • Current and anticipated projects
  • Financing infrastructure
  • Costs & upgrades
  • Infrastructure development models

John Smart, Group Lead – Advanced Vehicles, Idaho National Laboratory

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Electric Vehicle Charging Options

EV charging options for the future will be:

  • Residential charging – includes single family and multi-unit dwellings
  • Long dwell time public charging – includes workplace, hotels, train/bus station parking, etc.
  • Short dwell time public charging – includes DC fast charging for corridors

This session will discuss the different charging options and the costs and benefits associated with each.

Charlie Botsford, Business Development, AeroVironment

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. :: Electric Vehicles & Rates
  • Overview of the current status of electric vehicles in the Northwest
  • Utility and customer rate considerations for in-home and charging stations
  • Case Study: Developing charging station rates for an Oregon Public Utility
  • Case Study: Drive Clean Seattle, Seattle City Light Electric Vehicle Initiative

Anne Falcon, Senior Associate, EES Consulting

1:45 – 2:30 p.m. :: Billing Considerations: Charging Service Business Models

This session will cover important considerations regarding billing considerations for EV charging service business models. It will cover various models for charging fees – or not – for both electric utility-owned and privately owned charging stations. It will also address some specific considerations for regulated electric utility companies.

  • Privately owned charging stations business model considerations
  • Electric utility owned charging stations business model considerations
  • Regulated utility considerations
  • Bill delivery considerations

Larry Kinder, CEO, LilyPad EV

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. :: Networking Break

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. :: CASE STUDY: Southern California Edison’s Charge Ready Program

Southern California Edison, recently received approval from the California Public Utilities Commission to begin a pilot project to support installation of as many as 1,500 electric vehicle charging stations within its service territory. The Charge Ready program will help move California closer to its objective of putting 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025, which will in turn support the state’s goal to reduce greenhouse gases and meet deadlines for federal clean air standards. This session will include:

  • Overview of workplace charging program
  • Overview of Charge Ready pilots
  • What worked, what didn’t, why
  • Recommendations to move things along

Mauro Dresti, Senior Manager, Mass Markets: New Programs & Products, Development & Launch, Southern California Edison

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. :: Panel: Best Practices, Trends, Key Concerns & Potential Solutions in Electric Vehicle Adoption

Moderator: John Morris, CEO, Morris Energy Consulting

Matt Solomon, Transportation Manager, NESCAUM

Kevin Wood, Project Manager- Clean Fuels Transportation, Center for Sustainable Energy

Jordan Smith, Engineering Manager-Advanced Technology, Southern California Edison

Joseph Gottlieb, President, Electric Vehicle Association of San Diego

Ashley Horvat, Vice President-Strategy, PlugShare


Thursday, November 3, 2016

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

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Electric Vehicles – A Northeast Perspective

Several Northeast states have adopted aggressive greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals. Since transportation is the largest source of GHG emissions in these states, the Northeast is poised to become a major player in the electric vehicle market. This session will provide an overview of EV adoption in the region, including: state initiatives, infrastructure deployment, potential roadblocks to EV adoption, and utility case studies. The speaker will include a short-term EV adoption outlook for the region.

Matt Solomon, Transportation Manager, NESCAUM

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. :: CASE STUDY: Avista: Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation
  • Electric transportation strategy at Avista
  • Preliminary impact study
  • EVSE Pilot
    • Objectives
    • Design
    • Lessons learned

Rendall Farley, Manager- Electric Vehicles, Avista

9:00 – 9:45 a.m. :: Using Smart Grid to Avoid Electric Vehicle Grid Disruption

Grid disruption is one of the chief concerns regarding widespread electric vehicle adoption. This session will focus on the benefits of using a smart infrastructure with electric vehicles, including:

  • Technology for using EVs for aggregation services
  • V2G technology and its applications
  • EVs in the context of a microgrid
  • Using EV batteries for shifting energy consumption
  • EVs to support solar Duck Curve and other renewable requirements
  • TOU pricing and Smart EV charging
  • Grid friendly EV charging

Rajit Gadh, Director, Smart Grid Energy Research Center, UCLA

9:45 – 10:15 a.m. :: CASE STUDY: San Diego Gas & Electric’s Power Your Drive Program

San Diego Gas & Electric has launched a pilot program that within three years will install, own, operate, and maintain 3,500 grid-integrated EV charging stations at workplace, multi-family locations and diverse communities throughout their service area. This session will discuss the details of the program, implementation, best practices, and lessons learned.

Gregory Haddow, Manager- Clean Transportation, San Diego Gas & Electric

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break

 

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. :: CASE STUDY: NYPA & New York EV Initiatives
  • NYPA’s two decade history in electric transportation
  • NY Governor’s Charge NY Initiative with goal of installing 3,000 EV charging stations by 2018
  • Completion of statewide 100 EV charging station pilot – largest open protocol deployment in North America at the time
  • Completion of DC fast charging pilot on the NY State Thruway – demand charge issues
  • Current programs
    • Centralized procurement of EV charging stations for state and local governments
    • NYC electric bus pilot – intelligent load control
    • Residential EV charging with intelligent load control

John Markowitz, PE, CEM- Integrated Grid, New York Power Authority

 

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  :: Panel: Electric Vehicles: Moving Forward
  • Demand response options
  • Electric vehicles as DERs
  • EV as energy storage
  • Emerging technology that will help facilitate widespread EV adoption
  • Consumer engagement
  • Policymaking opportunities

Rajit Gadh, Director, Smart Grid Energy Research Center, UCLA

Greg Haddow, Manager- Clean Transportation, San Diego Gas & Electric

JJ McCoy, Senior Policy Associate, NW Energy Coalition

Prajit Ghosh, Head- America Powers & Renewables Research, Wood Mackenzie

John Smart, Group Lead- Advanced Vehicles, Idaho National Laboratory

12:30 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns

Workshop

Electric Vehicle Bulk Buy Programs

Utility Participation, Best Practices and Considerations

November 3, 2016

Overview

Electric vehicles present an excellent opportunity for utilities to increase sales. The addition of an EV can increase a household’s electricity demand by as much as 30%. However, without a significant increase in current sales rates, there will not be enough EVs on the road to give utility electricity sales a big boost in most areas. One way in which utilities can encourage EV adoption among consumers is to partner with other stakeholders in EV bulk buy programs.

This workshop will provide an overview of electric vehicle bulk buy programs. The instructor will describe methods to cultivate auto dealer engagement with EV bulk buy incentives. He will explain how to leverage local partnerships, including: EV associations, universities, city administrations, utilities, and battery manufacturers to create a bulk buy program that will attract consumers. Attendees will review case studies of EV bulk buy programs from Colorado and Oregon. They will discuss sample memorandums of understanding to use for developing agreements with partners. Attendees will learn how to educate customers on the value of EV purchases and review PR and marketing strategies to promote a successful campaign.

Learning Outcomes

  • Provide an overview of electric vehicle bulk buy programs
  • Describe methods to cultivate auto dealer engagement with EV bulk buy incentives
  • Explain how to leverage local partnerships, including: EV associations, universities, city administrations, utilities, and battery manufacturers
  • Review case studies of EV bulk buy programs from Colorado and Oregon
  • Discuss sample memorandums of understanding to use for developing agreements with partners
  • Assess how to educate customers on the value of EV purchases
  • Discuss PR and marketing strategies to promote a successful bulk buy program campaign

Program Agenda

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Registration: 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Course Timing: 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

  • Overview
  • Auto dealer engagement
  • Leveraging local partners
    • EV Associations
    • Universities
    • City Administration
    • Utilities
    • Battery Manufacturers
  • Case studies: Colorado & Oregon bulk buy programs
  • Sample memorandums of understanding to use for developing agreements with partners
  • Consumer workshops- Educating consumers on the value of electric vehicles
  • PR/Marketing strategies

Speaker

John Morris, CEO, John Morris Energy

John Morris has provided consultative services to the energy efficiency industry since 2004. He has worked at PECI, Fluid Market Strategies and CLEAResult. Within these organizations he has had a number of roles including efficiency program implementation, program design, operations at the executive level, business development and policy. John has board service experience including board positions with Climate Solutions, Northwest Energy Efficiency Council and Drive Oregon.

Speakers

Charlie Botsford, Business Development, AeroVironment

Scott Briasco, Manager of Fleet Environmental Compliance & Electric Transportation, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Mauro Dresti, Senior Manager, Mass Markets: New Programs & Products, Development & Launch, Southern California Edison

Anne Falcon, Senior Associate, EES Consulting

Rendall Farley, Manager- Electric Vehicles, Avista

Rajit Gadh, Director, Smart Grid Energy Research Center, UCLA

Prajit Ghosh, Head- America Powers & Renewables Research, Wood Mackenzie

Joseph Gottlieb, President, Electric Vehicle Association of San Diego

Gregory Haddow, Manager- Clean Transportation, San Diego Gas & Electric

Ashley Horvat, Vice President-Strategy, PlugShare

Larry Kinder, CEO, LilyPad EV

JJ McCoy, Senior Policy Associate, NW Energy Coalition

John Morris, CEO, Morris Energy Consulting

Supervisor Ron Roberts, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, California Air Resource Board

John Smart, Group Lead- Advanced Vehicles, Idaho National Laboratory

Jordan Smith, Engineering Manager-Advanced Technology, Southern California Edison

Matt Solomon, Transportation Manager, NESCAUM

Kevin Wood, Project Manager- Clean Fuels Transportation, Center for Sustainable Energy

Location

Renaissance San Diego
421 W B St
San Diego, CA 92101

To reserve your room, please call 1619-398-3100

Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.

Please note, the hotel is sold out the evening of Nov 2, but still have rooms available on the evening of Nov 1.  Below is a list of nearby alternative hotels.

The Sofia Hotel

150 W Broadway, San Diego, CA, 92101 United States

, (619) 234-9200

This hotel is 0.2 miles from the Renaissance San Diego

Bristol Hotel

1055 1st Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101 United State

619-232-6141

This hotel is 0.2 miles from the Renaissance San Diego

Westgate Hotel

1055 Second Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101

(619) 238-1818

This hotel is 0.3 miles from the Renaissance San Diego

Room Rate:

The room rate is $189.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.

Room Block Dates:

A room block has been reserved for the nights of November 1 – 2, 2016.

Rate Available Until:

Make your reservations prior to  October 11, 2016. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.

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