By - Jon Brown

The Electric Vehicle-Utility Industry Nexus
December 11-12, 2017 | Anaheim, CA

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.

This conference addresses critical considerations, opportunities and challenges regarding electric vehicles from the utility perspective. This conference will include case studies from Puget Sound Energy, Duke Energy, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, Southern California Edison, and Avista. Utilities’ roles in supporting EVs will be discussed. EV policies and regulations and their implications for utilities will be addressed. Expert speakers will provide national and regional overviews of EV adoption. Utilities will provide information regarding their rebate programs and other incentives to increase EV adoption. Attendees will discuss the benefits, features, and pricing policies of smart charging. The California Energy Commission will explain important considerations regarding vehicle-grid integration. EV manufacturers will provide their perspective regarding the current and future states of EV adoption. Utilities will offer case studies regarding charging options. Finally, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an expert panel Q&A.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the current state of electric vehicles, including barriers to EV adoption and utilities’ roles in supporting EVs
  • Describe policies and regulations related to electric vehicles
  • Discuss Puget Sound Energy’s Level 2 Rebate Program
  • Review the steps Los Angeles Department of Water & Power have taken to encourage EV adoption
  • Explain important considerations regarding vehicle-grid integration
  • Assess the benefits and pricing policies of smart charging
  • Describe Duke Energy’s Charging Station Support Project
  • Evaluate Southern California Edison’s Charge Ready Program
  • Participate in a panel discussing best practices, trends, key concerns & potential solutions in electric vehicle adoption
  • Describe Con Edison & Fleetcarma’s use of the SmartCharge Ready Program to incentivize customers to charge during off-peak periods
  • Discuss EV adoption and the future of electric vehicles from the manufacturer’s perspective
  • Explain Avista’s electric vehicle charging station installation pilot objectives, design, and lessons learned
  • Discuss the future of electric vehicles, including: using EVs as DERs, energy storage, vehicle 2 grid, and more
  • Review Burbank Water & Power’s EV Charging Program with Workplace Charging Focus

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 and 0.4 CEUs for the workshop.

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.

Agenda

Monday, December 11, 2017

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


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

This session will discuss critical aspects of the current state of electric vehicles, including:

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

Amy Mesrobian, Analyst, Electric Vehicles & Energy Division, California Public Utilities Commission


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

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

  • 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

Genevieve Cullen, President, Electric Drive Transportation Association


9:30 – 10:15 a.m. :: Case Study: Puget Sound Energy

  • Overview & goals of PSE’s Level 2 Rebate Program (understanding customer charging behavior and load)
  • Data collection and load profile development
  • Program feedback & customer research
  • Design for next (2018) EV program

Meghan Weinman, Product Development Manager, Puget Sound Energy

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. :: Morning Break


10:30 – 11:15 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

Marvin Moon, Director- Power Engineering Division, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power


11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Updates: Vehicle-Grid Integration

  • Electric vehicle deployments in the context of state targets and global climate change mitigation goals
  • Local considerations for the built environment and the related need to break through the “infrastructure cap”
  • Key technologies that enable smart charging, interoperability, and visibility for integrated resource planning
  • New policy concepts for financing the installation of charging infrastructure and encouraging private investment

Noel Crisostomo, Transportation Electrification Expert, California Energy Commission

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


1:00 – 1:45 p.m. :: Smart Charging in the Real World

  • What is an “open” EV Charge management platform, and what are the benefits?
  • What is smart charging?
  • Features and benefits of smart charging for site hosts, drivers, and utilities
  • Examples of pricing policies through smart charging
  • Specific customer examples of smart charging in the real world

Steve Bloch, Vice President of Partnership Development, EV Connect


1:45 – 2:30 p.m. CASE STUDY: Duke Energy’s Charging Station Support Project

  • Overview: Duke Energy’s Charging Station Support Project
  • How Duke Energy is funding over 200 charging stations across North Carolina
  • Duke Energy’s broader role in supporting EV charging infrastructure

Lang Reynolds, Manager of Electric Transportation, Duke Energy

2:30 –  3:00 p.m. :: Networking Break


3:00 – 3:45 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

Dean Taylor, Principal Advisor, Transportation Electrification, Southern California Edison


3:45 – 5:00 p.m. :: Panel: Best Practices, Trends, Key Concerns & Potential Solutions in Electric Vehicle Adoption

This panel of experts will discuss important considerations regarding electric vehicle adoption, including best practices, trends, key concerns, and potential solutions. This is an interactive Q&A panel, so please come with questions ready!

Panelists:

Amy Mesrobian, Analyst, Electric Vehicles & Energy Division, California Public Utilities Commission

Dean Taylor, Principal Advisor, Transportation Electrification, Southern California Edison

Lang Reynolds, Manager of Electric Transportation, Duke Energy

Noel Crisostomo, Transportation Electrification Expert, California Energy Commission

Steve Kosowski, Product Planning, Kia Motors


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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


8:30 – 9:15 a.m. :: Evolution of EV Load Management: Case Study of Several Electric Utility’s Experiences in Managed EV Charging

With increased adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) from consumers, workplaces, and fleets, electric utilities are exploring new business models to create manageable load growth from their residential and commercial customers. This presentation will provide an overview of results from various utility EV load management projects, including the use of price signals and direct-control, to optimize load growth when most advantageous to the electricity grid.

Mark Goody, Manager- Electric Vehicle Programs, Fleetcarma


9:15 – 10:00 a.m. :: EV Adoption: Manufacturers’ Perspective

This session will provide insight on EV adoption from the electric vehicle manufacturers’ perspective, including the current state of electric vehicles, where we’re headed, and what the future looks like from an EV product standpoint.

Steve Kosowski, Product Planning, Kia Motors

Ryan Harty, Manager of Environmental Business Development, American Honda Motor

Max Loynes, Marketing Specialist, Ford Motor Company

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


10:30 – 11:15 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


11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: CASE STUDY: Burbank Water & Power

  • BWP EV Charging Program, with Workplace Charging Focus
  • Funding Sources – Public Benefits funds, grants, LCFS credits
  • Workplace Charging Level 1 Pilot Program
  • Other Initiatives, including Curbside Charging

Kapil Kulkarni, Electric Vehicle Program Manager, Burbank Water & Power

12:00 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns

Workshop

Electric Vehicle Education and Outreach Methodologies for Utilities:: Post-Conference Workshop

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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

Program Agenda

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. :: 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

Steve Bloch, Vice President of Partnership Development, EV Connect

Noel Crisostomo, Transportation Electrification Expert, California Energy Commission

Genevieve Cullen, President, Electric Drive Transportation Association

Rendall Farley, Manager- Electric Vehicles, Avista

Mark Goody, Manager- Electric Vehicle Programs, Fleetcarma

Ryan Harty, Manager of Environmental Business Development, American Honda Motor

Steve Kosowski, Product Planning, Kia Motors

Kapil Kulkarni, Electric Vehicle Program Manager, Burbank Water & Power

Max Loynes, Marketing Specialist, Ford Motor Company

Marvin Moon, Director- Power Engineering Division, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Amy Mesrobian, Analyst, Electric Vehicles & Energy Division, California Public Utilities Commission

Lang Reynolds, Manager of Electric Transportation, Duke Energy

Dean Taylor, Principal Advisor, Transportation Electrification, Southern California Edison

Meghan Weinman, Product Development Manager, Puget Sound Energy

Location

Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840

To reserve your room, please call 1-714-750-1234
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.

Room Rate:

The room rate is $99.00 single or double single or double plus applicable taxes.

Room Block Dates:

A room block has been reserved for the nights of December 10 – 11, 2017.

Rate Available Until:

Make your reservations prior to November 10, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.

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Proceedings packageUS $ 395.00

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