Electrification 2018

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION

Agenda-At-A-Glance

August 20

MONDAY / PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

7:00 am
1:00 pm

Workshop Registration Open


7:00 am
8:00 am

Continental Breakfast (Workshop attendees only)


8:00 am
5:00 pm

Pre-Conference Workshops


12:00 pm
1:30 pm

Lunch (Workshop attendees only)


4:00 pm
7:30 pm

Conference Registration Open


5:30 pm
7:30 pm

Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall

August 21

Tuesday

7:00 am
5:00 pm

Conference Registration


7:00 am
8:00 am

Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall


8:00 am
10:00 am

OPENING PLENARY SESSION | ESTABLISHING A VISION FOR AN ELECTRIFIED FUTURE

  • Pedro J. Pizarro  President and CEO, Edison International
  • Mike Howard  President and CEO, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Kit Kennedy  Director, Energy and Transportation, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  • Paula Gold-Williams  President and CEO, CPS Energy
  • Terry Bassham  Chairman, President and CEO, Great Plains Energy & Kansas City Power and Light

10:00 am
10:30 am

Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall


10:30 am
12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions | More Info >>

Breakout Sessions - August 21 - 10:30 Am - 12:00 pm
Track A:
Electric
Transportation
Track B:
Industrial Electrification — Technologies and Implementation
Track C:
Residential and Commercial Electric Technologies
Track D:
Understanding the Costs and Benefits of Electrification
Track F:
The Policy and Regulatory Landscape for Electrification
These topics happen concurrently    
Session A1:
Setting the Stage – Understanding the Potential for Electrification of Transportation
Session B1:
Industrial Process
Heating
Session C1:
Advanced Heat Pump Technology for Homes and Businesses
Session D1:
Understanding the Costs and Benefits of Electrification: Overview
Session F1:
The Big Picture: Key Policy Considerations for Electrification
A discussion of the status of worldwide electric vehicle markets, OEM production programs, charging infrastructure readiness, and near-term vehicle and infrastructure technologies. Infrared heating, induction melting and other electric process heating technologies for greater control and productivity, with lower emissions and cost. Waste heat recovery and industrial scale heat pump technology. Advances in heat pump technology—cold-climate performance, efficiency, and connectivity—are driving new applications over a broader geographical area. This session will build an understanding of near-term technologies and their applications, while discussing how to achieve still higher levels of heat pump performance. A high-level discussion of the benefits, impacts, and challenges inherent in moving toward a more highly electrified economy. Key policy issues affecting electrification include understanding the costs and benefits of electric technologies, aligning policy goals with grid requirements, and removing barriers to customer adoption. Can electrification provide a pathway toward an efficient, reliable, affordable, and environmentally-responsible future? What actions need to be taken in the near-term to advance a more efficient, electrified future?
  • Session A1: Setting the Stage – Understanding the Potential for Electrification of Transportation
  • Session B1: Industrial Process Heating
  • Session C1: Advanced Heat Pump Technology for Homes and Businesses
  • Session D1: Understanding the Costs and Benefits of Electrification: Overview
  • Session F1: The Big Picture: Key Policy Considerations for Electrification

12:00 pm
1:30 pm

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall


1:30 pm
3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions | More Info >>

Breakout Sessions - August 21 - 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Track G:
Breakthrough
Technologies
Track B:
Industrial Electrification – Technologies and Implementation
Track C:
Residential and Commercial Electric Technologies
Track D:
Understanding the Costs and Benefits of Electrification
Track F:
The Policy and Regulatory Landscape for Electrification
These topics happen concurrently    
Session G1:
Investment and Funding Trends for Electric Vehicles, Infrastructure, and More
Session B2:
Advancing Agriculture and Food Production with Electricity
Session C2:
The Future of Water Heating
Session D2:
Country-Level Electrification Analysis
Session F2:
Charging Ahead: Preparing for Transportation Electrification
The continued evolution of Lithium-Ion is the single most important driver of vehicle electrification. How far can Li-Ion and future chemistries support new applications in long-distance on-road, rail, maritime, and aviation? What other vehicle or infrastructure technologies can make a similar impact? Electrical cooling/heating, sensors and controls can offer increased precision and productivity to many processes. What is the potential to improve agricultural and food production processes? Can food safety be improved? Advanced heat pump technology is also improving the efficiency and flexibility of water heating. Flexible water heating may be one of the most cost effective ways to support the grid while still meeting customer needs. Learn about existing systems and the requirements of future applications. There are a number of efforts in the U.S. and internationally to assess long-term scenarios of increased electrification of end-use and their impact on global greenhouse gas reduction, air quality, and societal economics. This session will review key studies while recapping Monday’s roundtable on Electrification Modeling. Widespread adoption of electric vehicles is gaining worldwide momentum. This session will explore the policy issues surrounding transportation electrification, transportation electrification’s role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and how to optimize investments including charging infrastructure in a way that benefits the grid and customers including low-income and disadvantaged communities. The session will also explore how investments from the VW settlement are or can be aligned with state electric transportation policy.
  • Session G1: Investment and Funding Trends for Electric Vehicles, Infrastructure, and More
  • Session B2: Advancing Foodservice with Electricity
  • Session C2: The Future of Water Heating
  • Session D2: Country-Level Electrification Analysis
  • Session F2: Charging Ahead: Preparing for Transportation Electrification

3:00 pm
3:30 pm

Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall


3:30 pm
5:00 pm

Afternoon Plenary Session - The Utility Role in Electrification

August 22

Wednesday

7:00 am
8:00 am

Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall


8:00 am
10:00 am

Breakout Sessions | More Info >>

Breakout Sessions - August 22 - 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Track A:
Electric
Transportation
Track B:
Industrial Electrification – Technologies and Implementation
Track C:
Residential and Commercial Electric Technologies
Track D:
Understanding the Costs and Benefits of Electrification
Track E:
Grid Modernization for an Electrified Economy
These topics happen concurrently    
Session A2:
Meeting Current and Future Infrastructure Requirements
Session B3:
The Promise and Potential of Indoor Agriculture
Session C3:
Advanced Energy Communities – Understanding Integrated, Connected and Electrified Developments
Session D3:
Air Quality Impacts
Session E1:
Transmission and Distribution Planning for Economy-wide Electrification
Are infrastructure deployments keeping pace with adoption of PEVs by consumers and fleets? Have viable business models emerged? Indoor agriculture is a rapidly emerging, electricity-intensive technology featuring a highly controlled growing environment. These systems offer the potential to highly distribute produce and other kinds of food production close to demand. Zero Net Energy (ZNE) neighborhoods are one example of Advanced Energy Communities—collections of residences or buildings that integrate distribution generation, energy efficiency, and connected appliances
and equipment.
Electrification, in transportation, industrial, and other applications, is often relied on to address persistent air quality problems, particularly in urban areas. Electrification has the potential to add new, significant load shapes to transmission and distribution systems that already must evolve to incorporate a high level of renewable generation and distributed resources. How will planners adapt T&D systems as electricity’s share of end use energy consumption increases?
  • Session A2: Meeting Current and Future Infrastructure Requirements
  • Session B3: The Promise and Potential of Indoor Agriculture
  • Session C3: Advanced Energy Communities - Understanding Integrated, Connected and Electrified Developments
  • Session D3: Air Quality Impacts
  • Session E1: Transmission and Distribution Planning for Economy-wide Electrification

10:00 am
10:30 am

Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall


10:30 am
12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions | More Info >>

Breakout Sessions - August 22 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Track A:
Electric
Transportation
Track B:
Industrial Electrification – Technologies and Implementation
Track C:
Residential and Commercial Electric Technologies
Track D:
Understanding the Costs and Benefits of Electrification
Track E:
Grid Modernization for an Electrified Economy
These topics happen concurrently    
Session A3:
Medium and Heavy-Duty Plug-In Electric Vehicles
Session B4:
Industrial Game Changers
Session C4:
Fulfilling the Potential of Customer Connected Devices
Session D4:
Local and Utility Electrification Assessments
Session E2:
System Integration of New Electric Technologies
The rapid evolution of BEV technology for transit buses has already made significant inroads on a traditional heavy duty vehicle fleet market. Is this an indication of future disruption in medium and heavy duty trucking applications? Is the technology limited to urban routes or are longer range applications also in play? Additive manufacturing and other advanced production technologies have the ability to dramatically change the traditional manufacturing methods and economics.  This can potentially trigger the re-imagining of existing supply chains and create new, more highly local centers of manufacturing. What customer opportunities and challenges are possible under this new paradigm? Connectivity is at the heart of achieving customer flexibility to support the electric grid as electrification of end use increases. While practically all new consumer energy devices offer some form of connectivity, this is only the first step to achieving integrated systems of devices that can reliably deliver grid benefits while always meeting customer requirements. Driving electrification assessments down to the local (state, department, provincial, municipal) or even utility level is a key step to enable the implementation of policies and programs to drive adoption and capture benefits. This session will discuss a few of the key studies and describe methods that are applicable to a participant’s locale. Electric vehicles and other electric technologies offer the promise of increased flexibility in serving both customers and localized regions of the grid, but specific technologies may impose unique opportunities and challenges. How will utilities plan to manage challenges and maximize potential benefits if customers increasingly rely on electricity for heating and transportation?
  • Session A3: Medium and Heavy-Duty Plug-In Electric Vehicles
  • Session B4: Industrial Game Changers
  • Session C4: Fulfilling the Potential of Customer Connected Devices
  • Session D4: Local and Utility Electrification Assessments
  • Session E2: System Integration of New Electric Technologies

12:00 pm
1:30 pm

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall


1:30 pm
3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions | More Info >>

Breakout Sessions - August 22 - 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Track A:
Electric
Transportation
Track B:
Industrial Electrification – Technologies and Implementation
Track G:
Breakthrough Technologies
Track D:
Understanding the Costs and Benefits of Electrification
Track F:
The Policy and Regulatory Landscape for Electrification
These topics happen concurrently    
Session A4:
Electric Vehicle Adoption - Understanding the Current and Future EV Customer
Session B5:
Strategies for Industrial Customer Engagement
Session G2:
Smart Cities: Connecting Buildings, Transportation, Indoor Ag, and More
Session D5:
Developing New Models of Cost-Benefit Assessment
Session F3:
Policies to Achieve Flexibility in an Increasingly Electrified System
As both the number and volume of production PEVs increases dramatically, will customer adoption keep pace? What do vehicle manufacturers and other stakeholders need to accomplish to ensure robust consumer and fleet interest in electric vehicle options? Utilities strategies and programs to support industrial customers. Economic development as a tool to attract and support new customers. Tools and incentives to support electric technologies. What are the customer and societal benefits of renewable hydrogen at scale? Technology advances that lead to market dominance by additive manufacturing, indoor agriculture, or electrochemical synthesis could reshape entire industries. Understand the challenges and potential of each of these industrial applications. The benefits and impacts of electrification cannot be fully accounted for with existing CBA methods. Emissions, air and water quality, customer productivity, and grid flexibility are just a few unique aspects of a new electric technology. Join the discussion and review proposed methods for CBA of electric technologies. The electric power system is changing rapidly as a result of technology innovation, public policy, and market forces.  The electric grid of today is much cleaner and more distributed than the electric grid of yesterday offering new opportunities to efficiently electrify end-uses.  System flexibility in order to fully integrate and optimize these new end-use loads becomes paramount in this new era.  This session will focus on the policy aspects associated with achieving system flexibility including customer incentives, the role of the utility, and markets.
  • Session A4: Electric Vehicle Adoption - Understanding the Current and Future EV Customer
  • Session B5: Strategies for Industrial Customer Engagement
  • Session G2: Smart Cities: Connecting Buildings, Transportation, Indoor Ag, and More
  • Session D5: Developing New Models of Cost-Benefit Assessment
  • Session F3: Policies to Achieve Flexibility in an Increasingly Electrified System

3:00 pm
3:30 pm

Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall


3:30 pm
5:00 pm

Plenary Session Panel


6:00 pm
9:00 pm

Gala Party

August 23

Thursday

7:00 am
8:00 am

Continental Breakfast


8:00 am
10:00 am

Breakout Sessions | More Info >>

Breakout Sessions - August 23 - 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Track A:
Electric
Transportation
Track B:
Industrial Electrification – Technologies and Implementation
Track C:
Residential and Commercial Electric Technologies
Track D:
Understanding the Costs and Benefits of Electrification
Track F:
The Policy and Regulatory Landscape for Electrification
These topics happen concurrently    
Session A5:
Understanding EV Drivers - Data Analytics
Session B6:
Electrification of Multi-Modal Terminals
Session C5:
Understanding Residential and Commercial Customers
Session D6:
The Water-Energy Nexus
Session F4:
Electrification: The Key to Unlocking Smart Communities?
How does the current data on electric vehicle influence our current understanding of customer behavior, impacts to the electric system, etc. Sea and air ports are under tremendous pressure to reduce emissions while keeping costs low. Non-road electric transportation technologies—cranes, lift trucks, yard tractors, ground support equipment, electric rail, and idle reduction are key to accomplishing these objectives. Customer and dealer education are both critical aspects of improving the adoption of efficient, electric technologies, whether in new or existing buildings.  Customers are also more likely to persistently participate in programs that support the grid, and therefore offer value to all utility customers, if their individual requirements are reliably met. Water is a complex issue in the world of electrification requiring a detailed analysis of water usage stemming from both energy production and usage. Understanding water use ramifications early on in a cost-benefit assessment can help in prioritizing electrification programs. Proposed abstract: This session will explore the connection between electrification and smart communities, including how electrification can enable additional benefits to smart communities including to low-income and disadvantaged communities.  What policies should be considered to maximize equity of electric technology adoption and how should they be paid for?  How can societal benefits, including improved air quality, be considered when making investment decisions?  What role does data access play in maximizing investment benefits and who should have access to that information and for what purpose(s)?
  • Session A5: Understanding EV Drivers - Data Analytics
  • Session B6: Electrification of Multi-Modal Terminals
  • Session C5: Understanding Residential and Commercial Customers
  • Session D6: The Water-Energy Nexus
  • Session F4: Electrification: The Key to Unlocking Smart Communities?

10:00 am
10:30 am

Morning Break


10:30 am
12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions | More Info >>

Breakout Sessions - August 21 - 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Track A:
Electric
Transportation
Track B:
Industrial Electrification – Technologies and Implementation
Track C:
Residential and Commercial Electric Technologies
Track G:
Breakthrough Technologies
Track F:
The Policy and Regulatory Landscape for Electrification
These topics happen concurrently    
Session A6:
Electric Vehicles and the Grid -- the Last Word
Session B7:
Water Treatment Technologies
Session C6:
Community and Campus Electrification – Universities, Bases, and Planned Developments
Session G3:
Big Breakthroughs: New Materials, Chemicals, and Industrial Processes
Session F5:
Evaluating Electric End Uses in the Context of an Evolving Energy System
You have heard that Plug-In Electric Vehicles will either crash the grid or completely solve the Duck Curve. Please join an honest, open discussion of electric vehicles as grid resources. Electrically produced ozone, membrane separation, ultraviolet light, and electrochemical oxidation are safe and cost-effective options for water treatment, reuse, and purification. This session will discuss commercially available options and customer cost-effectiveness. Universities, hospitals, bases and other campuses are often at the forefront of integrating new technologies.  This session will feature leading examples of campus and bases electrification efforts that include on-site distributed generation, combined heat and power, energy storage, and connected devices.   How do major advances in electric technologies impact residential housing and commercial buildings—both current stock and new construction? How do we integrate extreme energy efficiency, distributed generation, connectivity, and the next generation of heating, cooling, lighting, and transportation technologies to create the next generation of advanced buildings? The increasing availability of clean and efficient electric end uses and other distributed energy resources (like energy efficiency) is quickly changing the electric system, and the way we plan and operate the grid must change with it. How do we evaluate new electric end-uses in the context of this new paradigm in a way the yields the best outcome for customers, the system, and the environment? How can we ensure that electrification is done in a way that benefits all customers, including low income? What incentives and price signals might be needed to support the best investments?
  • Session A6: Electric Vehicles and the Grid -- the Last Word
  • Session B7: Water Treatment Technologies
  • Session C6: Community and Campus Electrification – Universities, Bases, and Planned Developments
  • Session G3: Big Breakthroughs: New Materials, Chemicals, and Industrial Processes
  • Session F5: Evaluating Electric End Uses in the Context of an Evolving Energy System 

12:30 pm
4:00 pm

Post-Conference Tours

August 20

MONDAY /
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Workshop Registration Open

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast (Workshop attendees only)

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Pre-Conference Workshops


12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch (Workshop attendees only)


4:00 am – 7:30 pm

Conference Registration Open


5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall

August 21

Tuesday

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Conference Registration


7:00 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall


8:00 am – 10:00 am

Opening Plenary Session


10:00 am – 10:30 am

Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall


10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Breakout Session Topics
  • Electric Transportation
  • Industrial Electrification - Technologies & Implementation
  • Residential & Commercial Electric Technologies
  • Understanding the Costs & Benefits of Electrification
  • Grid Modernization for an Electrified Economy
  • The Policy and Regulatory Landscape for Electrification
  • Breakthrough Technologies

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall


1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Breakout Session Topics
  • Electric Transportation
  • Industrial Electrification - Technologies & Implementation
  • Residential & Commercial Electric Technologies
  • Understanding the Costs & Benefits of Electrification
  • Grid Modernization for an Electrified Economy
  • The Policy and Regulatory Landscape for Electrification
  • Breakthrough Technologies

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall


3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Breakout Session Topics
  • Electric Transportation
  • Industrial Electrification - Technologies & Implementation
  • Residential & Commercial Electric Technologies
  • Understanding the Costs & Benefits of Electrification
  • Grid Modernization for an Electrified Economy
  • The Policy and Regulatory Landscape for Electrification
  • Breakthrough Technologies

August 22

Wednesday

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall


8:00 am – 10:00 am
Breakout Session Topics
  • Electric Transportation
  • Industrial Electrification - Technologies & Implementation
  • Residential & Commercial Electric Technologies
  • Understanding the Costs & Benefits of Electrification
  • Grid Modernization for an Electrified Economy
  • The Policy and Regulatory Landscape for Electrification
  • Breakthrough Technologies

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall


10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Breakout Session Topics
  • Electric Transportation
  • Industrial Electrification - Technologies & Implementation
  • Residential & Commercial Electric Technologies
  • Understanding the Costs & Benefits of Electrification
  • Grid Modernization for an Electrified Economy
  • The Policy and Regulatory Landscape for Electrification
  • Breakthrough Technologies

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall


1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Breakout Session Topics
  • Electric Transportation
  • Industrial Electrification - Technologies & Implementation
  • Residential & Commercial Electric Technologies
  • Understanding the Costs & Benefits of Electrification
  • Grid Modernization for an Electrified Economy
  • The Policy and Regulatory Landscape for Electrification
  • Breakthrough Technologies

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall


3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Plenary Session Panel


6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Gala Party

August 23

Thursday

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast


8:00 am – 10:00 am
Breakout Session Topics
  • Electric Transportation
  • Industrial Electrification - Technologies & Implementation
  • Residential & Commercial Electric Technologies
  • Understanding the Costs & Benefits of Electrification
  • Grid Modernization for an Electrified Economy
  • The Policy and Regulatory Landscape for Electrification
  • Breakthrough Technologies

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Morning Break


10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Plenary Session Panel and Closing Remarks

12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Post-Conference Tours

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