The Biden Administration’s issuance of executive orders directly addressing and accelerating Federal fleet electrification places an onus on both fleet and facility managers. This panel will help fleet and facility personnel understand how to select electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) infrastructure in terms of implementation, energy management, and costs of procurement, installation/deployment, and electricity. The panel will cover technology aspects to include managed EVSE, bi-directional charging, implications on local electrical systems, and storage needs in certain cases to buffer power demand. The discussion will include various considerations relevant to ensuring adequate EVSE, balancing infrastructure needs, and upgrades with fleet needs. The panelists will discuss how to provide sufficient infrastructure support, including which stakeholders to involve, procurement impediments, easement locations, and requirements that arise during the design and implementation process.
Casey Crandell, Deputy Director, Federal Fleet Sustainability, Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
Cedric Daniels, Electric Transportation Manager, Alabama Power Company
Caitlin Dorame, Program Analyst, General Services Administration
Jesse Bennett, Research Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Upon completion of this session attendees will:
- Identify the federal mandates associated with electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure;
- Identify technical challenges associated with EV charging infrastructure;
- Recognize potential and best technology solutions and demand management for EVSE depending on circumstances;
- Identify how General Services Administration (GSA) can assist; and
- Identify how utilities can assist.