2018 National Convening on Utilities and Electric Vehicles

2018 National Convening on Utilities and Electric Vehicles

Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
Atlanta, GA
November 14, 2018

Overview | Presentations

Drawing on its experience in the transportation and utilities sectors and on our work to advance the energy efficiency and public policy benefits of electric vehicles, ACEEE hosted a one-day convening focused on helping utilities develop EV policies and practices. Utilities learned how to broaden support for EVs from a full range of stakeholders by maximizing the economic, environmental, consumer, and other societal benefits of EVs. Participants created connections across disciplines and learned about new tools to enact promising EV-grid integration practices that address key challenges. National in scope, this conference was held in Atlanta to help highlight current developments in the southeast. Find out more in this proceedings memo


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Opening Session

Moderator: Rachel Gold, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Steve Nadel, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Commissioner Tim Echols, Georgia Public Service Commission

Intelligent EV Adoption & Intergration

Opportunities and barriers to intelligent EV integration: panelists identified EV policies and practicies that support utility business models and system benefits while providing customers economic, environmental, and other societal benefits. Speakers focused specifically on what actions they took to prioritize EV adoption and integration.

Moderator: Anne Blair, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance

Bill Copeland, Electric Power Board of Chattanooga

Mary Beth Tung, Maryland Energy Administration

Sophie Shulman, Electrify America

Rate Design: Managing Demand & Unlocking Multiple Value Streams from EVs

Speakers presented perspectives on different rate designs.

Moderator: Erika Meyers, Smart Electric Power Alliance

Mike Waters, ChargePoint

Chris Nelder, Rocky Mountain Institute

Chuck Caisley, Kansas City Power & Light

Working Lunch

Corey Ershow, Lyft

EV Charging Systems: Investment, Ownership, and Operation

Speakers presented different perspectives on utility investment, ownership, and operation of EV charging infrastructure.

Moderator: Joe Halso, Sierra Club

James Cater, Eversource

Dave Kolata, Illinois Citizens Utility Board

Tom Ashley, Greenlots

Putting Up Road Signs: Building Customer Engagement

Who is engaging customers and what can we learn from them? 

Moderator: Chuck Caisley, Kansas City Power & Light

Commissioner Norm Saari, Michigan PUC

Alan Shedd, Ogelethorpe Power Corporation

Cornelius Willingham, Nissan North America