We are at a pivotal moment in the electric vehicle (EV) revolution. Demand for electric vehicles now outpaces fossil fuel vehicles. Yet the complexities around charging remain a major barrier to wide-scale EV adoption. This session will explore innovative solutions and operational practices related to EV adoption. Subject matter experts will discuss a case study of the Federal Energy Management Program’s (FEMP) electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) Tiger Teams and how they can help agencies with EVSE site assessments as they did at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. We will discuss the latest ways to integrate DC fast charging and vehicle-to-grid advances into fleet solutions. Lastly, we will explore how the electric grid may be impacted when implementing large-scale EVSE projects.
Michelle Rodriguez-Pico, Expert Federal Account Manager, Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co
Laura Castellini, Sustainability Program Manager, National Park Service
Colin Murchie, Sr Director-Business Development, EVgo
Ranjit Desai, Lead EV Researcher and Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Upon completion of this session attendees will:
- Identify innovative solutions and operational practices related to electric vehicle adoption;
- Identify the framework that exists to help plan and govern the effective implementation of electric charging infrastructure at federal sites;
- Identify some of the best ways to ensure federal fleets maintain readiness when needed;
- Identify how to know if your infrastructure can handle vehicle to grid operation; and
- Recognize what happens to the grid if everybody has EVs.