By - Jon Brown

The Electric Vehicle-Utility Industry Nexus: Charging Forward
December 2-3, 2019 | Denver, CO

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Overview

The 5th iteration of EUCI’s 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 utilities and other relevant stakeholders from across the country, including Duke Energy, Tucson Electric Power, Austin Energy, Southern California Edison, Tesla, and more.  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, customer engagement strategies, rate-design, tools to manage the impact of EVs on the grid, and more.  Don’t miss this perfect networking opportunity!

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the current state of electric vehicles (EVs), the policy landscape, & incentives at the state & federal level
  • Describe the role of utilities in promoting EV adoption
  • Evaluate elements of effective program design for utility EV programs, EV infrastructure, & auto dealer programs
  • Assess EV charging technologies & considerations for access and efficiency
  • Discuss electric utility case studies & lessons learned:
    • Southern California Edison’s Charge Ready Program
    • Tucson Electric Power charger installation & electric bus pilot
    • Duke Energy charger station deployment & electric transportation incentives
    • Austin Energy time-of-use pilot, EVs in schools & demand response
  • Review charging infrastructure planning & deployment case studies
    • Compare and contrast multiple utilities deployment strategies
    • Tesla supercharger deployment
    • State of California infrastructure planning for the California Vehicle-Grid Integration Roadmap
  • Describe how utilities are structuring rate design, demand charging & customer programs for EVs
  • Interact with auto manufacturers to hear their perspective, initiatives for fleet electrification, and collaborative efforts with utilities
  • Assess how to successfully plan for EV charging infrastructure to meet policy goals through modeling tools & program design
  • Evaluate planning and operational analytical tools to optimize how EVs function on the grid
  • Assess technologies available to optimize EV-utility operations
    • smart charging applications
    • blockchain platforms
    • artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Participate in an expert Q&A panel

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 conference to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint presentations and case studies will be used in program.

Agenda

Monday, December 2, 2019

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


8:30 – 10:00 a.m. :: The Electric Vehicle (EV) Landscape, Designing Effective EV Programs, & The Utility’s Role

  • Federal, state, and local regulations and how they interact with one another
  • Updates on state program implementation & success
    • California: the original state Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program
    • Colorado update: rolling out the state’s new ZEV regulation
    • EV programs in the east coast, Midwest, and other western states
  • What to expect from a policy & regulatory standpoint moving forward
  • Where EVs policies are emerging – addressing pollution in cities and urban areas
  • The electric vehicle (EV) car market – overview of types of cars & top market sellers
  • Transformations occurring in the automobile manufacturer industry and dealership programs
  • The utility’s role in supporting and rolling out EV programs
  • Optimizing regulatory frameworks that facilitate market-friendly utility programs
  • EV program design – evaluating effective elements of EV, EV infrastructure & auto dealer programs
    • 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
    • Ensuring access for all: considerations/benefits for low-income and disadvantaged communities

Karen Glitman, Director – Transportation & Infrastructure Markets, Center for Sustainable Energy

Noel Crisostomo, Air Pollution Specialist / Electrification – Fuels & Transportation Division, California Energy Commission

Nigel Zeid, Electric Vehicle Specialist & Educator, Nissan

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. :: Morning Break


10:15 – 11:15 a.m. :: Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging: Access, Efficiency, & Smart Charging

  • Access to efficient charging stations: a barrier to EV uptake
  • Charging scenarios & time-based charging needs for EV owners
    • Charging at home
    • Public charging
    • Charging time patterns of EV owners
  • Charging equipment overview: charging is classified by the rate at which batteries charge
  • Connection options for charging and their pros & cons
    • Wifi
    • FM radio channels
  • What is smart charging?
    • The smart charging value chain
    • Features and benefits of smart charging for site hosts, drivers, and utilities
    • Specific customer examples of smart charging in the real world
    • The future of smart charging
  • Opportunities for increased efficiency and access for EV charging
  • Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) interoperability opportunities and challenges

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

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


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

Carter Prescott, Principal Manager, Operation – eMobility, Customer Programs & Services, Southern California Edison

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


1:00 – 1:45 p.m. :: Tucson Electric Power (TEP): Update on Charger Installation & Electric Bus Pilot Projects

  • Overview of existing Tucson Electric Power (TEP) programs for electric cars
    • Time-of-use and demand time-of-use pricing plans available to residential customers
      • Newly introduced “super off-peak” period
    • Financial incentives to residential customers who purchase and install qualified home charging system
    • Helping schools develop EV charging infrastructure and energy efficiency education materials
  • TEP pilot project update: developing EV charging stations and supporting public charging networks
  • Electric transportation initiatives
    • TEP partnership with Sun Tran and City of Tucson to introduce electric buses into its fleet
  • TEP collaboration and partnerships for other EV initiatives
    • Partnering with car manufacturers and dealers to plan events for public education on EVs
    • Collaborating with the Arizona Department of Transportation and other state utilities on the continued development of highway charging infrastructure and facilities

Justin Orkney, Renewable Energy Resources – Senior Program Manager, Tucson Electric Power


1:45 – 2:30 p.m. :: Utility-EV Investment in the Southeast and Midwest & Update on Duke Energy Pilot EV Projects

  • Electric transportation in the Southeast and Midwest – putting the economy at the forefront
    • Evaluating the benefits of electric transportation from a utility perspective
    • Opportunities to invest in electrification for economic development
  • Duke Energy EV program update: installing 530 charging stations for EV cars in Florida
    • Creating an infrastructure to provide foundational level of residential charging availability
    • Update on charger installation process to date
  • Duke Energy initiatives on electric transportation
    • Regulatory filings in North Carolina & South Carolina to incentivize electric transportation
      • Proposals to incentivize school buses, transit programs and electric vans
      • Proposed fleet electrification rebates

Lang Reynolds, Manager of Electric Transportation, Duke Energy

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. :: Afternoon Break


2:45 – 3:30 p.m. :: Austin Energy: Time-of-Use for Residential Off Peak EV Charging, EVs in Schools, & Demand Response

This session will give an update on Austin Energy’s EV360 pilot program – a specialized, time-of-use EV charging program unlike any other EV program in the country – providing a deep dive analysis based on a recently concluded study of the program. It will also discuss Austin Energy’s other EV pilot projects: deploying charging stations at local high schools, and the utility’s demand response thermostat program.

  • What is EV360?
    • What is involved for the customer and the utility?
    • Analysis and findings
    • Lessons learned and moving forward
  • EV infrastructure at high schools
  • Demand response thermostat program – impacts for EV charging

Lindsey McDougall, Electric Vehicle Program Manager, Austin Energy


3:30 – 5:00 p.m. :: Charging Infrastructure Modeling & Deployment 

  • Case study: Tesla supercharger deployment
    • Technical charging installation
    • How tesla is working with utilities on infrastructure deployment
  • Case study: update on the California Vehicle-Grid Integration Roadmap
    • Assessment of charging infrastructure needs in support of electric vehicle deployment and emission reduction goals
    • What is required to support 5 million EVs by 2030?
    • Enabling programs and technologies for infrastructure needed in California
  • New policy concepts encouraging cost-effective infrastructure buildouts and mechanisms to finance the installation of charging infrastructure while encouraging private investment
  • Key technologies that enable interoperability and smart charging
  • Best practices for modeling & assessing needs for charging infrastructure

Francesca Wahl, Manager, Business Development and Policy, Tesla

Noel Crisostomo, Air Pollution Specialist / Electrification – Fuels & Transportation Division, California Energy Commission


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

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


8:30 – 10:00 a.m. :: Planning & Operational Analytics for EVs: Evaluating Grid Impacts, Charging, & Informing Rate Design

  • Understanding how EVs impact the grid under different scenarios & volumes of penetration
  • Investment and opportunity assessment of EVs: circuit specific analysis for large-scale EV infrastructure investments across multiple locations
  • Grid constraint and demand avoidance: minimizing wholesale and retail costs for chargers and fleets by evaluating multiple locations and charging opportunities
  • Analysis & optimization of battery-backed chargers: evaluating parcel-specific opportunities for optimizing demand charges and enhancing grid services
  • Case study: optimizing EV charging for BMW toll charge management in PG&E territory
    • How vehicles optimize behavior in light of distribution capacity payments, demand response, and wholesale energy arbitrage
  • Case study: modeling scenario of charger infrastructure impact under high penetration – where will they break the grid?
  • Case study: structuring rate design, demand charges & customer programs based on optimization analyses

Aram Shumavon, Co-founder & CEO, Kevala

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. :: Morning Break


10:15 – 10:45 a.m. :: Connecting EVs & Utilities: Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Applications

  • Overview of new technologies, their impacts and opportunities for the energy and automobile industries
    • Blockchain – more than financial transactions
    • Artificial intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)
  • How blockchain act as major platform to connect EVs with Utility companies
  • The potential of AI for the EV sector
    • predictability and ease of decision-making for utilities and auto manufacturers
  • Why AI and Blockchain applications over other technologies?
  • Imagining the new innovative EV ecosystem

Kendrick Carroll, President / CEO, BSI Solutions, Inc.


10:45 – 11:45 a.m. :: Closing Panel: Optimizing the Utility’s Role in the Electric Vehicle (EV) Landscape

  • What role are utilities playing, vs. what role would they like to play?
  • How can utilities be proactive in enhancing their role in the EV landscape?
  • Solutions for issues that utilities face with EV initiatives & programs
  • Optimizing Utility EV program design: pilot programs vs. rolling out an actual program
  • Managing charging and impacts of EVs on the grid
  • Optimizing rate design and demand charging for EVs
  • Considerations for EV technologies
    • What technology is here to stay, what will be replaced?
    • Life cycle of EV batteries
  • Best practices, trends, key concerns & potential solutions in EV adoption

Lang Reynolds, Manager of Electric Transportation, Duke Energy

Lindsey McDougall, Electric Vehicle Program Manager, Austin Energy

Aram Shumavon, Co-founder & CEO, Kevala

11:45 a.m. :: Conference Adjourns

Workshop

Electric Vehicle Education & Outreach for Utilities: Effectively Interacting with Customers & Auto Dealerships

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

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

1:30  – 5:00 p.m. :: Workshop Timing

Overview

The growing trend of electric vehicles (EVs)across the country is disrupting the status quo of the automobile industry, and how consumers operate and drive vehicles.  As EVs continue to grow in popularity and more EV programs emerge, utilities will need to engage with customers in innovative ways and build new partnerships to effectively manage this new industry.  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.  Next, the workshop will also address the relevance of auto dealership EV programs at the state and utility level, addressing how utilities can effectively partner with auto dealerships to further customer education and EV sales.

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 how 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
  • Building effective utility-auto dealership partnerships to further increase customer education & EV sales
  • Discuss the importance of dealership training on EV adoption

Workshop Agenda

  • Survey Tools to Better Understand the Electric Vehicle (EV) Opportunity in a Specific 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
  • Building Effective Utility-Auto Dealership Partnerships
    • Interacting with key stakeholders at a dealership
    • Options for outreach & training programs for dealerships to effectively communicate about EVs
    • Making it easier & more lucrative for dealerships to sell EVs

 

Instructors

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

John Morris currently serves as the Vice President of Market Development at D+R International, a firm that works with power sector clients to develop strategies and programs that will increase adoption of energy-efficient products and practices.  In this role, John Morris builds business development strategies for new and current clients.  He works with the business development, project, and operations teams to broaden and deepen D+R’s relationships and help stakeholders in the power industry find optimal ways of opening markets for energy-efficient technologies.  A majority of his work involves developing and implementing electric vehicle services for utilities across the United States, such as the DRIVE EV Market Service platform, a comprehensive suite of electric vehicle market services that help utilities gain larger market share of electric vehicles.  John Morris also leads the business development strategies for ChooseEV, a national utility education platform on the value and benefits of switching to electric vehicles.  He is based in Portland, OR.


Ben Yenter / CEO / Yenter Group Corporation

Ben Yenter is currently the CEO of Yenter Group Corporation.  He has built and managed several successful technology and marketing firms in the Northwestern U.S. over the last 20 years that have delivered products and services to dozens of Fortune 500 and 1000 companies. Mr. Yenter has also served as the Marketing Director on several key northwest energy efficiency programs that have delivered tremendous savings to electric utilities in that region.  He is the creator and lead product designer of the Efficient NW software platform, a system designed to help utilities collect and manage data and deliver customer outreach programs.  Additionally, Mr. Yenter is the developer of the ChooseEV marketing platform, a set of tools designed to help utilities design and deliver smart, cost-effective customer education and outreach.

Speakers

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

Kendrick Carroll, President / CEO, BSI Solutions, Inc.

Noel Crisostomo, Air Pollution Specialist / Electrification – Fuels & Transportation Division, California Energy Commission

Karen Glitman, Director – Transportation & Infrastructure Markets, Center for Sustainable Energy

Lindsey McDougall, Electric Vehicle Program Manager, Austin Energy

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

Justin Orkney, Renewable Energy Resources – Senior Program Manager, Tucson Electric Power

Carter Prescott, Principal Manager, Operation – eMobility, Customer Programs & Services, Southern California Edison

Lang Reynolds, Manager of Electric Transportation, Duke Energy

Aram Shumavon, Co-founder & CEO, Kevala

Francesca Wahl, Manager, Business Development and Policy, Tesla

Nigel Zeid, Electric Vehicle Specialist & Educator, Nissan

Location

The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa

321 17th Street

Denver, CO 80202

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please call 1-303-297-3111

Room Block Reserved For:

Nights of December 1 – 2, 2019

Room rate through EUCI:

$199.00 single or double plus applicable taxes
Make your reservations prior to November 11, 2019.

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