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.
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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
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