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The Electric Vehicle-Utility Industry Nexus: Charging Forward
November 12-13, 2020 | Online :: Central Time

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Overview

The 6th iteration of EUCI’s Electric Vehicle-Utility Industry Nexus conference brings together a myriad of stakeholders to address critical considerations, opportunities, and challenges regarding electric vehicles’ impact on utilities. 

The event will include case studies from utilities and other relevant stakeholders from across the country who are leading the electric vehicle revolution.   Experts will describe policies and regulations related to electric vehicles and their implications for utilities, providing a national overview of EV adoption, and discussing nuances in state and local EV programs being implemented across the country.  Utilities and EV experts will discuss charging technologies, charging infrastructure deployment and planning, EV program design, equity and diversity in the transportation electrification movement, fleet electrification and management of medium and heavy duty EVs, and more!

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the current market landscape of EVs and future projections
  • Evaluate how Xcel Energy is achieving their goal of 1.5 million EVs by 2030
  • Assess options for utilities to design effective customer programs through rate design, rebates & incentives
  • Review charging infrastructure planning & deployment case studies
  • Evaluate elements of effective program design for utility EV programs, EV infrastructure, & auto dealer programs
  • Discuss the EV opportunity for electric cooperatives
  • Discuss the importance of prioritizing equity, diversity & inclusion in the EV movement and specific ways utilities can engage vulnerable communities in their EV initiatives
  • Interact with auto manufacturers to hear their perspective, initiatives for fleet electrification, and collaborative efforts with utilities
  • Describe public and private fleet electrification trends and how utilities are managing them
  • Discuss utility planning strategies to prepare the grid for medium and heavy-duty EVs

Credits

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EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this conference.

 

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

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

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint presentations and case studies will be used in program.

Agenda

Thursday, November 12, 2020 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In

9:00 – 9:05 a.m. :: Conference Introduction & Overview


9:05 – 10:15 a.m. :: The Electric Vehicle Landscape: A Disruptive Trend in the Clean Energy Era

  • Current state of EV market landscape & future projections
    • How will the November 2020 election impact the future of EVs?
    • EV technologies, types & brands – what’s new in 2020?
    • Trends in light, medium and heavy-duty EVs
    • The manufacturers perspective on EV market outlook & trends
    • Impacts of COVID-19 on the EV market
  • EV benefits to consumers, utilities and society
  • The EV customer profile, EV ownership experience, & consumer trends
  • EVs and the paradigm shift facing the utility industry
    • Utility role in supporting EVs
    • Customer education & outreach
    • Need to integrate charging with the electric grid
  • The role of EVs and electrification in future cities – getting cities ready for EVs

Genevieve Cullen, President, Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA)

Steve Kosowski, Manager – Long Range Strategy & Planning, Kia


10:15 – 11:00 a.m. :: Xcel Energy: Achieving 1.5 Million EVs by 2030

In August 2020, Xcel Energy announced their landmark vision of powering 1.5 million EVs by 2030, a goal that will increase the current number more than 30 times and establish EVs as 20% of all vehicles on the road across its eight-state service territory.  This session will look at Xcel’s EV initiatives and their plan to achieve this ambitious goal, discussing:

  • Incentivizing EV use through new EV charging infrastructure and customer programs
  • Plans for Xcel’s proposed $300 million of investments in Colorado, Minnesota, New Mexico and Wisconsin
    • Smart charging pilot
    • Fleet infrastructure programs
    • Initiatives to boost public charging and residential subscriptions
  • Strategies for electrifying residential cars, ride-share companies, public transit and other fleet operations
  • How expanded EV adoption will help Xcel’s goal of 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050
  • Estimated customer fuel savings and carbon emission reductions
  • Plans to electrify light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles in Xcel owned fleets

Stacey Simms, Senior Portfolio Manager, Xcel Energy

11:00 – 11:15 a.m. :: Morning Break


11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Utility EV Charging Programs: Rate Design, Rebates & Customer Incentives

  • Customer EV charging needs: access, efficiency & smart charging
  • Charging scenarios & time-based charging needs for EV owners
  • Residential vs. workplace charging programs
  • Mechanisms to incentivize charging at ‘off-peak’ hours
    • Rate design, rebates, tariffs & incentives
    • Smart charging & managed charging
  • Austin Energy: ‘EV360’ Time-of-Use for Residential Off Peak EV Charging
    • What is EV360?
    • What is involved for customer and the utility?
    • Analysis of program outcomes to date
  • Con Edison: ‘SmartCharge New York’ Off-Peak Charging Incentive Program
    • Program objectives
    • Funding & development
    • Outcomes and lessons learned
  • Con Edison: Honda Partnership for Customer Off-Peak Charging Telematics Program
    • Overview of program design, goals and objectives
    • Outcomes so far

Moderator:

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

Panelists:

Lindsey McDougall, Electric Vehicle Program Manager, Austin Energy

Sherry Login, Electric Vehicles Program Manager, Con Edison

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. :: Break for Lunch


1:15 – 2:45 p.m. :: EV Charging Infrastructure Planning, Funding & Deployment

  • Trends in EV infrastructure planning, funding, & installations
  • Optimizing site choices for EV charging infrastructure
  • Challenges with electric mobility and EV infrastructure development in rural states
  • Utility, auto manufacturer & regulatory coordination on infrastructure deployment
  • Mechanisms to encourage cost-effective infrastructure buildouts & private investment
  • Best practices for modeling & assessing needs for charging infrastructure
  • Case study: Tesla supercharger deployment
    • Technical charging installation
    • How tesla is working with utilities on infrastructure deployment
  • Case study: Baltimore Gas & Electric charging infrastructure deployment
    • Plans to build, own, and operate a network of 500 public access EV charging stations across their service area by partnering with state, county, and local governments
  • Improving and increasing access to charging infrastructure
    • Multi-unit dwelling (multifamily) charging
    • Workplace charging
    • Public fast charging
    • Medium and heavy-duty fleet charging
    • Port and airport charging

Moderator:

Stacy Noblet, Senior Director – Transportation, ICF

Panelists:

Francesca Wahl, Manager – Business Development & Policy, Tesla

Kristy Fleischmann Gronki, Manager of Strategic Programs, Baltimore Gas & Electric

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. :: Afternoon Break


3:00 – 3:45 p.m. :: Designing EV Programs – What the Data Shows are the Most Effective Elements of an EV, EV Infrastructure and Auto Dealer Program

  • The three pillars of effective program design
  • EV program data and resources
  • Program design considerations
    • Design & planning elements
    • Rebate effectiveness
    • Equity: income and MSRP caps

Karen Glitman, Senior Director – Transportation and DER Markets, Center for Sustainable Energy


3:45 – 4:30 p.m. :: EVs and Electric Cooperatives: Opportunities, Impacts & Challenges

  • EVs and electric cooperatives – the current landscape and future potential
  • Electric co-op participation in electrification and EV initiatives
  • Weighing the costs vs. benefits of EVs for electric cooperatives
  • Impacts of EVs on electric co-ops
  • Opportunity for co-ops to be leaders in EV and electrification

Brian Sloboda, Director – Consumer Solutions, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)

4:30 – 5:15 p.m. :: Virtual Networking Session


Friday, November 13, 2020 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In


9:00 – 10:15 a.m. :: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in the Electric Vehicle Movement

This session will address the need of ensuring transportation electrification benefits to all utility customers, discussing the following topics:

  • Incorporating and prioritizing equity in transportation electrification
  • Developing and implementing polices leading to clean transportation and mobility investments that will benefit low income communities
  • Utility EV programs to serve underserved or vulnerable communities
  • Mechanisms to provide disadvantaged communities with EVs
    • Ensuring equitable access to EVs and charging infrastructure
    • Public policy advocacy
    • Equity mobility models
    • Education and outreach
    • Workforce development
  • Equity focused electric mobility project examples
  • Tips for engaging with DACs/communities of concern and overcoming challenges to adoption

Dr. Shelley Francis, Co-founder, EVNoire Mobility Intelligence Consulting Group (invited)

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. :: Morning Break


10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Fleet Electrification: Public & Commercial Fleets, Transit, Trucks & Buses

This session will feature three utility presentations – National Grid, Southern California Edison and Duke Energy – discussing their respective EV and fleet electrification initiatives.  The presentations will then be followed with Q&A and a moderated dialogue.  Specifically, the session will discuss:

  • National Grid:
    • fleet electrification initiatives in transit, school bus, and public fleets
    • approval process for a $145 million EV make ready program – what are the next steps?
  • Southern California Edison
    • ‘Charge Ready Transport program’ – $356M budget to support medium and heavy-duty vehicles, including refrigerated trucks, forklifts and other off-road vehicles
    • Management & charging infrastructure for electric fleets & transit
  • Duke Energy:
    • opportunities for electrified commercial fleets
    • initiatives for electric school buses, transit programs and vans
  • Evaluating the benefits of fleet electrification from a utility perspective
  • Logistical operations, challenges & considerations for managing medium and heavy-duty EVs
    • transit buses
    • school buses
    • trucks
  • Utility planning processes to manage public and commercial electric fleets
    • Charging infrastructure needs assessment & installation
    • Funding opportunities & mechanisms
  • Charging and interoperability for medium and heavy-duty vehicles
    • Charging logistics – can all buses use the same charger?
    • Infrastructure logistics – can all vehicles run off the same infrastructure on the software/hardware side?

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

Stephen Collins, Strategic Projects Advisor – eMobility, Southern California Edison (SCE)

Jim Poch, Electric Transportation Manager, Duke Energy

12:30 p.m. :: Program Adjourns

Speakers

  • Stephen Collins, Strategic Projects Advisor – eMobility, Southern California Edison (SCE)

  • Genevieve Cullen, President, Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA)

  • Kristy Fleischmann Gronki, Manager of Strategic Programs, Baltimore Gas & Electric

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

  • Steve Kosowski, Manager – Long Range Strategy & Planning, Kia

  • Dr. Shelley Francis, Co-founder, EVNoire Mobility Intelligence Consulting Group (invited)

  • Karen Glitman, Senior Director – Transportation and DER Markets, Center for Sustainable Energy

  • Sherry Login, Electric Vehicles Program Manager, Con Edison

  • Lindsey McDougall, Electric Vehicle Program Manager, Austin Energy

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

  • Stacy Noblet, Senior Director – Transportation, ICF

  • Jim Poch, Electric Transportation Manager, Duke Energy

  • Stacey Simms, Senior Portfolio Manager, Xcel Energy

  • Brian Sloboda, Director – Consumer Solutions, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)

  • Francesca Wahl, Manager – Business Development & Policy, Tesla

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.

  • 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.

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