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 | More Info >>

Pre-Conference Workshops - August 20
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Morning Workshop
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Afternoon Workshop
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Afternoon Workshop
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Full Day Workshop
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Full Day Workshop
Some of these topics happen concurrently    
Industrial Processes Electrification Overview Driving Lean Manufacturing Through Electrification Electrification in the Foodservice Industry Building Electrification and Decarbonization Transportation Electrification
This workshop will provide insights on how to identify and reach the most attractive electrification opportunities within the utility business customer base. We will discuss key business drivers, decision maker roles, vernacular, and hot button selling points for important electrification opportunities. The session focuses on equipping customer facing roles (Key Accounts Managers, et. al.) with basic information on the top 5 or 10 electric technologies and the industries and process applications where they can be deployed. Information will be provided on energy and non-energy benefits. This workshop explores the ways various electric technologies can facilitate and achieve lean manufacturing objectives through a focus on the 8 Wastes in manufacturing as well as their potential impact on Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). You will learn to understand the role of lean for increasing customer competitiveness and improving product quality while effectively using energy. Foodservice in the U.S. employs over 14 million workers at over 1 million locations. Electric cooking equipment makes up ~ 15% of the market, but is growing as gas usage for foodservice becomes restricted in certain areas of the country (environmental drivers) and also as non-energy benefits of cooking productivity, labor impacts, equipment maintenance and reliability become more important. Learn about electrification in the foodservice industry, industry language, sales channels, training resources, and additional value available through the Electric Foodservice Council. This full-day workshop will discuss the opportunities and challenges with the electrification of buildings, both residential and commercial. We will discuss progress and results from demonstrations of Advanced Energy Communities, and findings on building electrification. The topics covered will include technology gaps, GHG impact of electrification, impact on distribution systems, customer perception of electric technologies, and new technologies from around the world that could enable electrification. Speakers will include technology providers, program implementers, community organizations, research organizations and utilities. For a high-level summary of EPRI work on Advanced Energy Communities, download the whitepaper here. This full-day workshop will conduct deep dives on critical aspects of transportation electrification, including charging infrastructure planning and implementation, vehicle cost and performance for light, medium, and heavy duty vehicles, and fleet and customer adoption challenges. Technical and product experts from vehicle and charging equipment manufacturers, installers, utility planners, and leading electric vehicle researchers will join participants for a dynamic and insightful discussion of the key elements necessary to facilitate widespread adoption of electric vehicles.

12:00 pm
1:00 pm

Lunch (Workshop attendees only)


2:00 pm
7:30 pm

Conference Registration Open


5:30 pm
7:30 pm

Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall
The official “kick-off” for the Electrification 2018 Conference and the first opportunity for attendees to wine,
dine, network and interact with exhibitors on the show floor.
Hosted by our Platinum Sponsors: 

August 21

Tuesday

6:30 am
5:30 pm

Conference Registration


7:00 am
8:00 am

Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by PPL Corporation

PPL EU 2


8:00 am
10:00 am
OPENING PLENARY SESSION | ELECTRIFICATION: A BIG IDEA
Grand Ballroom
  • Mike Howard — President and CEO, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Pedro Pizarro  President and CEO, Edison International
  • Ira Ehrenpreis Founder, Managing Partner, DBL Partners
  • Steve Mitnick  Editor-in-Chief, Public Utilities Fortnightly
  • Paula Gold-Williams  President and CEO, CPS Energy
  • Terry Bassham  President and CEO, Evergy Inc.
  • Gil C. Quiniones  President and CEO, New York Power Authority (NYPA)
  • Kit Kennedy  Senior Director, Climate and Clean Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

10:00 am
10:30 am

Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by New York Power Authority

NewYork


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
Track G:
Breakthrough Technologies
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
Session G1:
Expert Battery Panel - The Role of Energy Storage in Electrification
Room 101 Room 102 Room 103 Room 104A Room 104B Room 104C
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. This dynamic panel will focus on the high-level policy and regulatory considerations when evaluating efficient electrification’s potential contribution to a cleaner, more flexible, reliable, and affordable energy future. What is the role that efficient electrification could play in achieving public policy goals? What barriers exist to customer adoption of efficient electric technologies? Can efficient electrification provide benefits to all customers, including disadvantaged customers? What is the appropriate role of policy and regulation in incentivizing electrification? This panel will explore these and other policy considerations to set the stage for the more detailed sessions to follow. Battery energy storage is an enabling technology for many forms of electrification, allowing users to put electrical energy where it’s needed, when it’s needed, even when the grid is unavailable. But batteries have historically been expensive and limited in performance and life. What can we expect from battery technologies and products in the coming years?
Moderator:
Mark Duvall, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Britta Gross, General Motors
  • Erica Bowman, Southern California Edison
  • Robert Barrosa, Electrify America, LLC
  • Matt Miyasato, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Moderator:
Bud Clark, American Electric Power
  • Justin Kase, Ambrell Corporation
  • Kiran Thirumaran, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Kevin Joesel, Heraeus Noblelight America LLC
Moderator:
Chris Gray, Georgia Power
  • Jason LeRoy, Ingersoll Rand
  • Hiroshi Yoh, Daikin
  • James Braun, Purdue University
Moderator:
Steve Kidwell, Ameren
  • Peter Fraser, International Energy Agency
  • Tom Wilson, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Cliff Rechtschaffen, California Public Utilities Commission
Moderator:
Sheryl Carter, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Kristin Munsch, Illinois Citizens Utility Board
  • Fong Wan, Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Andrew McAllister, California Energy Commission
  • Brien Sheahan, Illinois Commerce Commission
Moderator:
Haresh Kamath, EPRI
  • Jim McDowall, SAFT
  • Mike Rowand, Duke Energy
  • 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
  • Session G1: Expert Battery Panel - The Role of Energy Storage in Electrification

12:00 pm
1:30 pm

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by North Carolina Electric Cooperatives

NCEC


1:30 pm
3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions | More Info >>

Breakout Sessions - August 21 - 1:30 pm - 3:00 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
Track G:
Breakthrough Technologies
These topics happen concurrently    
Session A2:
Pushing the Limits on Electric Vehicle Charging
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 Mass Adoption of Electric Transportation
Session G2:
Investment and Funding Trends for Electric Vehicles, Infrastructure, and More
Room 101 Room 102 Room 103 Room 104A Room 104B Room 104C
Are infrastructure deployments keeping pace with adoption of PEVs by consumers and fleets? Have viable business models emerged? 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 achieving public policy goals such as reducing greenhouse gas as well as local/regional air emissions; and how to optimize investments including charging infrastructure in a way that benefits all customers and the grid. 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?
Moderator:
Dan Bowermaster, Electric Power Research Institute
  • David Packard, ChargePoint
  • Brett Hauser, Greenlots
  • Jordan Ramer, EV Connect, Inc.
  • Julie Blindon, EVgo
Moderator:
Andre Saldivar, Southern California Edison
  • David Zabrowski, Fisher Nickel, Inc.
  • Rio DeGennaro, Cres Cor
  • Roger Goldstein, Panda Restaurant Group
Moderator:
Jeff Haase, Great River Energy
  • Paul Steffes, Steffes Corporation
  • John Miles, Sanden International (USA)
  • Karen Meyers, Rheem
Moderator:
Trieu Mai, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Geoff Blanford, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Amanda Levin, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Jim Williams, Pathways, University of San Francisco
Moderator:
Max Baumhefner, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • David Kolata, Illinois Citizens Utility Board
  • Phil Jones, Alliance for Transportation Electrification
  • Carla Peterman, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Caroline Choi, Southern California Edison
Moderator:
Danny Kennedy, California Clean Energy Fund
  • Arcady Sosinov, FreeWire Technologies, Inc.
  • Lisa Laughner, Go Electric Inc.
  • Josh Posamentier, Congruent Ventures
  • Ken-Ichi Hino, Cleantech Group
  • Session A2: Pushing the Limits on Electric Vehicle Charging
  • 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 Mass Adoption of Electric Transportation
  • Session G2: Investment and Funding Trends for Electric Vehicles, Infrastructure, and More

3:00 pm
3:30 pm

Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by Missouri River Energy Services

missouri river 2


3:30 pm
5:00 pm

AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION | TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRIFICATION
Grand Ballroom

  • Arshad Mansoor  Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Ryan Popple  President and CEO, Proterra
  • Vincent Halma  President and CEO, KION North America
  • Mike Whitlatch  Vice President, Global Energy & Procurement, UPS  
  • Mike Ableson  Vice President, Global Strategy, General Motors

5:30 PM
7:30 PM

Start-up Pitch Panel & Reception
Join us for "Shark Tank" style presentations from global energy entrepreneurs who will showcase
solutions focused on battery storage, electric vehicle charging, indoor agriculture, smart buildings
and more. Drinks and appetizers will keep the energy level high and the connections flowing!

August 22

Wednesday

6:30 am
5:30 pm

Conference Registration


7:00 am
8:00 am

Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by Southwest Power Pool

SPP logo 2


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
Track G:
Breakthrough Technologies
These topics happen concurrently    
Session A3:
Vehicle Autonomy and Mobility Services
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 of Electrification
Session E1:
Transmission and Distribution Planning for Economy-wide Electrification
Session G3:
Advanced Data Analytics and Electrification
Room 101 Room 102 Room 103 Room 104A Room 104B Room 104C
Car and ride sharing services are already changing patterns of vehicle ownership and personal mobility. The emergence of vehicle autonomy may supercharge these changes while accelerating vehicle electrification trends. This panel will feature a cutting edge presentation of the status and challenges of AV technology and the requirements of the new industries it will create. 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? Rapid developments in sensor technology and device connectivity are ensuring that an electrified world will also likely be a highly connected and data rich environment. How will advanced analytics drive the development, adoption, and performance of new electric technologies?
Moderator:
Watson Collins, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Robert Merlotti, Frost & Sullivan
  • Alan Dowdell, ChargePoint
  • Aric Ohana, Envoy There
Moderator:
Bruce Bugbee, Utah State University
  • Hans Rosebrock, FirstEnergy Corp.
  • Guy Blanchard, AeroFarms
  • Matt Vail, Local Roots Farms
Moderator:
David Hochschild, California Energy Commission
  • Brandon De Young, De Young Properties
  • Pradeep Vitta, Southern Company
  • Steve Griffith, NEMA
  • Rachel Kuykendall, Sonoma Clean Power
  • Peter Turnbull. Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
Moderator:
Naresh Kumar, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Sang-Mi Lee, South Coast Air Quality Management District
  • Eladio Knipping, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Nicholas Muller, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Michael MacKinnon, University of California, Irvine
Moderator:
Daniel Brooks, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Jeff Smith, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Colton Ching, Hawaiian Electric Co.
  • Lanny Nickell, Southwest Power Pool
  • Kevin Kushman, Integral Analytics
Moderator:
Invited
  • John Halliwell, EPRI
  • Session A3: Vehicle Autonomy and Mobility Services
  • 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 of Electrification
  • Session E1: Transmission and Distribution Planning for Economy-wide Electrification
  • Session G3: Advanced Data Analytics and 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
Track G:
Breakthrough Technologies
These topics happen concurrently    
Session A4:
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
Session G4:
Breaking Through with the Customer
Room 101 Room 102 Room 103 Room 104A Room 104B Room 104C
The rapid evolution of electric drive technology for medium and heavy-duty vehicles has started to make significant inroads in transit bus and other commercial fleets. 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? Electric utilities have a long history of implementing energy efficiency, demand side management and other programs that work to both benefit their customers while cost-effectively generating significant societal benefits. With the electrification of transportation, the development of smart cities, and the emergence of advanced energy communities, what new approaches will enable utilities to support their customers as they adopt new electric technologies? Join an active discussion with utilities leaders on their current and future activities and ideas to engage their customers.
Moderator:
Jordan Smith, Southern California Edison
  • Joe Dalum, Odyne Systems
  • Michael Simon, Transpower
  • David Warren, New Flyer of America, Inc.
  • Erin Galiger, ABB, Inc.
Moderator:
Joe Cresko, Department of Energy
  • Ryan Dehoff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Paul Delaney, Southern California Edison
  • Arend de Groot, TNO
  • Mark McCullough, American Electric Power
Moderator:
Mark Cosby, Evergy
  • Chris Carradine, ecobee
  • Jamie Staples, Google
  • Hugo Fiennes, Electric Imp
Moderator:
Delavane Diaz, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Robert Jackson, Michigan Agency for Energy
  • Guru Nadkarni, Consolidated Edison
  • Dan Hopper, Southern California Edison
Moderator:
Doug Houseman, Burns & McDonnell
  • Obadiah Bartholomy, Sacramento Municipal Utilities District
  • Richard Mueller, DTE Energy
  • John DeBoer, Siemens
  • Max Luke, NERA
Moderator:
Robert Chapman, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Jill Anderson, Southern California Edison
  • Bruce Evans, American Electric Power
  • Shelee Kimura, Hawaiian Electric
  • Session A4: 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
  • Session G4: Breaking Through with the Customer

12:00 pm
1:30 pm

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by Kansas City Power & Light

KCPL


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 C:
Residential and Commercial Electric Technologies
Track D:
Understanding the Costs and Benefits of Electrification
Track F:
The Policy and Regulatory Landscape for Electrification
Track G:
Breakthrough Technologies
These topics happen concurrently    
Session A5:
Electric Vehicle Adoption - Understanding the Current and Future EV Customer
Session B5:
Strategies for Industrial Customer Engagement
Session C5:
GeoExchange - Electrified Pathway to Zero Net Energy
Session D5:
Developing New Models of Cost-Benefit Assessment
Session F3:
Promoting Flexibility in an Increasingly Electrified System
Session G5:
Smart Cities: Connecting Buildings, Transportation, Indoor Ag, and More
Room 101 Room 102 Room 103 Room 104A Room 104B Room 104C
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. Ground source heat pumps are a highly efficient and versatile option for the heating and cooling of buildings. New developments in technology and business models are reducing cost and increasing performance. Find out why this industry is poised for explosive growth as utilities, real estate developers, regulators, and consumers begin to recognize its potential. 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 increasingly becoming cleaner with more zero or low-emitting generation resources coming onto the system. This trend of a cleaner electricity grid is expected to continue and may offer opportunities to efficiently electrify end-uses. Many electric end-uses have the capability of flexibly using electricity which could provide an effective strategy for managing new electric end-uses for the benefit of society. This session will focus on examining policies, markets, and incentives that could promote a seamless integration of efficient electric end-uses and cleaner electricity resources. 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.
Moderator:
Chelsea Sexton, Industry Advisor
  • John Voelcker, Green Car Reports
  • Jack Stewart, WIRED
  • Shad Balch, Chevrolet
Moderator:
Scott Bishop, Alabama Power Company
  • Michael Stowe, Advanced Energy
  • John Podach, Fostoria
  • David Taylor, Chromalox
  • Peter May-Ostendorp, Xergy Consulting
Moderator:
Shon Richey, Southern Company
  • Will Lange, WaterFurnace
  • Ryan Carda, Dandelion
  • Boyd Lee, CKenergy Cooperative
  • Charles Osborn III, Norton Commons Development, LLC
Moderator:
Charles Rossmann, Southern Company
  • Ken Colburn, Regulatory Assistance Project
  • Diane Huis, North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation
  • Trieu Mai, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Moderator:
Deana Dennis, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Scott Baker, PJM
  • Susan Mora-Schrader, Exelon
  • Nick Wagner, Iowa Utilities Board
  • Kelly Speakes-Backman, Energy Storage Association
  • Chris King, Siemens
Moderator:
Emily Kirsch, Powerhouse
  • Mark Chung, Verdigris
  • Eric Ellestad, Local Roots Farms
  • Chrissy Carr, Burns & McDonnell
  • Ugwem Eneyo, Solstice Energy Solutions
  • Session A5: Electric Vehicle Adoption - Understanding the Current and Future EV Customer
  • Session B5: Strategies for Industrial Customer Engagement
  • Session C5: GeoExchange - Electrified Pathway to Zero Net Energy
  • Session D5: Developing New Models of Cost-Benefit Assessment
  • Session F3: Promoting Flexibility in an Increasingly Electrified System
  • Session G5: Smart Cities: Connecting Buildings, Transportation, Indoor Ag, and More

3:00 pm
3:30 pm

Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by Con Edison

Con Edison logo


3:30 pm
5:00 pm

PLENARY SESSION PANEL | THE ELECTRIFIED ECONOMY
Grand Ballroom

  • Anda Ray  Senior Vice President, External Relations and Technical Resources, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Nancy Lange  Chair, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission  
  • Garrett Blaney Chairman, European Board of Regulators
  • Stuart Mason  Senior Vice President, Industrial Facilities, AECOM
  • Thomas A. Fanning  Chairman and CEO, Southern Company
  • Mike Howard  President and CEO, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

6:00 pm
9:30 PM

California Boardwalk Party
Put on your flip flops and sunglasses and join us for a tribute to the California lifestyle! Food trucks, music, boardwalk games, corn hole tournaments, craft beers, and California wines await you at this unique indoor/outdoor venue.
It’s a great way to relax and network with colleagues after two days of thought-provoking sessions.
Hosted by our Platinum Sponsors: 

August 23

Thursday

7:00 am
12:00 pm

Conference Registration


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
Track G:
Breakthrough Technologies
These topics happen concurrently    
Session A6:
Understanding EV Drivers - Data Analytics
Session B6:
Electrification of Multi-Modal Terminals
Session C6:
Understanding Residential and Commercial Customers
Session D6:
The Water-Energy Nexus
Session F4:
Evaluating Electric End-Uses in The Context of an Evolving Energy System
Session G6:
The Role of Hydrogen
Room 101 Room 102 Room 103 Room 104A Room 104B Room 104C
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. The increasing availability of efficient electric end-uses and other distributed energy resources is quickly changing the electric system, and the way we plan and operate the grid must change with it. How do we evaluate the best energy source for customers’ end-uses in a way the yields the best outcome for customers, the energy system, and the environment? How can we ensure that electrification is considered in a way that benefits all customers? What policies or incentives are needed to support the best investments? This session will focus on specific considerations for evaluating customer end-uses and their energy sources. While significant technolgical advances have been made in the production, delivery, storage, and utilization of hydrogen, what are the near-term opportunities and long-term potential hydrogen? Join this expert panel for a frank and open discussion the R&D, pilots, and commercial potential of this important energy carrier.
Moderator:
David Owen, CenterPoint Energy
  • Jamie Dunckley, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Kathy Knoop, Salt River Project
  • Matt Stevens, FleetCarma
  • Norman Hajjar, Recargo, Inc.
Moderator:
Francisco Donez, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Morgan Caswell, Port of Long Beach
  • Rob Lamb, Charlatte America
  • David Kiefer, Carrier Transicold
Moderator:
Erin Erben, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Matt Bingham, Veritas Consulting
  • Bridget Meckley, Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative
  • Jennifer Weeks, BEworks
  • Chien-fei Chen, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Moderator:
David Rivers, Southern California Edison
  • Henry Day, Arizona Public Service
  • Jeffery Preece, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Peter Fiske, National Alliance for Water Innovation
  • David Zoldoske, Center for Irrigation Institute, Fresno State Univ.
  • Delon Kwan, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Moderator:
Travis Kavulla, Vice Chairman, Montana PSC
  • Chris McGill, American Gas Association
  • Tom Wilson, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Roisin Quinn, National Grid
  • Keith Dennis, NRECA
  • Norman Saari, Michigan Public Service Commission
Moderator:
Thomas Bradley, Colorado State University
  • Thierry Lepercq, ENGIE
  • Jack Brouwer, National Fuel Cell Research Center
  • Fritz Kalhammer, Kalhammer Electrochemical & Energy Technology
  • Chris Gearhart, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Justin Ward, Toyota
  • Session A6: Understanding EV Drivers - Data Analytics
  • Session B6: Electrification of Multi-Modal Terminals
  • Session C6: Understanding Residential and Commercial Customers
  • Session D6: The Water-Energy Nexus
  • Session F4: Evaluating Electric End-Uses in The Context of an Evolving Energy System
  • Session G6: The Role of Hydrogen

10:00 am
10:30 am

Morning Break


10:30 am
12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions | More Info >>

Breakout Sessions - August 23 - 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
Track G:
Breakthrough Technologies
These topics happen concurrently    
Session A7:
Electric Vehicles and the Grid
Session B7:
Water Treatment Technologies
Session C7:
Community and Campus Electrification – Universities, Bases, and Planned Developments
Session D7:
Electrification Cost-Benefit Case Studies
Session F5:
Electrification: The Key to Unlocking Smart Communities?
Session G7:
Big Breakthroughs: New Materials, Chemicals, and Industrial Processes
Room 101 Room 102 Room 103 Room 104A Room 104B Room 104C
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. This session will feature deeper dives into electrification cost-benefit analyses with specific applications to regulatory pilots and programs for electric transportation and other electrification opportunities. This session will explore the connection between electrification and smart communities. Could electrification enable additional benefits to smart communities including low-income and disadvantaged customers? What policies or incentives 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)? How do you electrify shipping, industrial boilers, agriculture, and rockets? Panelists will discuss synthetic fuels, alternative energy carriers, and the commercial challenges to their deployment.
Moderator:
John Markowitz, NYPA
  • Dave McCreadie, Ford Motor Co.
  • Rich Scholer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)
Moderator:
Moderator: Ray Ehrhard, Washington University
  • Oliver Lawal,  AquiSense Technologies
  • Jason Snyder, Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Jordan Warren, Murfreesboro Electric Department
  • Dale Friesen, Single Phase Power Solutions
Moderator:
Nick Tumilowicz, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Joe Stagner, Stanford University
  • Sean Armstrong, Redwood Energy
Moderator:
Omar Siddiqui, EPRI
  • Sherri Billimoria, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Ahmad Faruqui, Brattle Group
  • Steven Wills, Ameren
Moderator:
Becky Knox, Edison Electric Institute
  • Kristin Munsch, Illinois Citizens Utility Board
  • Julie Sloat, AEP Ohio
  • Jenna Tatum, Innovation Network for Communities
  • David Graham, City of San Diego
Moderator:
Shaun Mann, Tri-State G&T
  • Gerardine Botte, Ohio University
  • Nick Rancis, Fraunhofer CSE
  • Darryl Pollica, Ivys Energy Solutions
  • Parker Wells, Element 16 Technologies
  • Session A7: Electric Vehicles and the Grid
  • Session B7: Water Treatment Technologies
  • Session C7: Community and Campus Electrification – Universities, Bases, and Planned Developments
  • Session D7: Electrification Cost-Benefit Case Studies
  • Session F5: Electrification: The Key to Unlocking Smart Communities?
  • Session: G7: Big Breakthroughs: New Materials, Chemicals, and Industrial Processes

12:30 pm
2:30 PM

1:00 PM
4:00 PM

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) Tour

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

Pre-Conference Workshops
  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM MORNING WORKSHOP
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM AFTERNOON WORKSHOP
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM AFTERNOON WORKSHOP
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM FULL DAY WORKSHOP
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM FULL DAY WORKSHOP

12:00 pm – 1:00 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

6:30 am – 5:30 pm

Conference Registration


7:00 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by PPL Corporation


8:00 am – 10:00 am

OPENING PLENARY SESSION | ESTABLISHING A VISION FOR AN ELECTRIFIED FUTURE


10:00 am – 10:30 am

Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by New York Power Authority


10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Breakout Session Topics
  • ELECTRIC TRANSPORTATION
  • INDUSTRIAL ELECTRIFICATION — TECHNOLOGIES AND IMPLEMENTATION
  • RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGIES
  • UNDERSTANDING THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF ELECTRIFICATION
  • THE POLICY AND REGULATORY LANDSCAPE FOR ELECTRIFICATION

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by North Carolina Electric Cooperatives


1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Breakout Session Topics
  • BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGIES
  • INDUSTRIAL ELECTRIFICATION – TECHNOLOGIES AND IMPLEMENTATION
  • RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGIES
  • UNDERSTANDING THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF ELECTRIFICATION
  • THE POLICY AND REGULATORY LANDSCAPE FOR ELECTRIFICATION

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by Missouri River Energy Services


3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION | THE UTILITY ROLE IN ELECTRIFICATION

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Start-up Pitch Panel & Reception

August 22

Wednesday

6:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Conference Registration


7:00 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by Southwest Power Pool


8:00 am – 10:00 am
Breakout Session Topics
  • ELECTRIC TRANSPORTATION
  • INDUSTRIAL ELECTRIFICATION – TECHNOLOGIES AND IMPLEMENTATION
  • RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGIES
  • UNDERSTANDING THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF ELECTRIFICATION
  • GRID MODERNIZATION FOR AN ELECTRIFIED ECONOMY

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 AND IMPLEMENTATION
  • RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGIES
  • UNDERSTANDING THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF ELECTRIFICATION
  • GRID MODERNIZATION FOR AN ELECTRIFIED ECONOMY

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by Kansas City Power & Light


1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Breakout Session Topics
  • ELECTRIC TRANSPORTATION
  • INDUSTRIAL ELECTRIFICATION – TECHNOLOGIES AND IMPLEMENTATION
  • BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGIES
  • UNDERSTANDING THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF ELECTRIFICATION
  • THE POLICY AND REGULATORY LANDSCAPE FOR ELECTRIFICATION

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by Con Edison


3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

PLENARY SESSION PANEL | BUILDING AN ELECTRIFIED ECONOMY


6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

California Boardwalk 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 AND IMPLEMENTATION
  • RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGIES
  • UNDERSTANDING THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF ELECTRIFICATION
  • GTHE POLICY AND REGULATORY LANDSCAPE FOR ELECTRIFICATION

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Morning Break


10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Breakout Session Topics
  • ELECTRIC TRANSPORTATION
  • INDUSTRIAL ELECTRIFICATION – TECHNOLOGIES AND IMPLEMENTATION
  • RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGIES
  • BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGIES
  • THE POLICY AND REGULATORY LANDSCAPE FOR ELECTRIFICATION

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Port of Long Beach Harbor Tour


1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
(LACI) Tour

800.313.EPRI | 800.313.3774