EVSE Power and Installation Requirements  

Education Type: 
Live Online
1 Hour
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
0.2 CEU

This webinar will focus on electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) power requirements and electric utility infrastructure. Attendees will learn how to select the best EVs for their fleets as well as how to plan and install the necessary EVSE to serve the needs of the new vehicles. This webinar is part of the EV Assessment Training Series, which is hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and designed to provide fleet managers and coordinators with the skills and knowledge to become subject matter experts in EV implementation. This four-part training serves as an introduction to EV technology and considerations for EVSE installation.


Jesse Bennett, Research Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

Jesse Bennett works at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in vehicle technology integration, helping fleets implement electric vehicles and electric vehicle supply equipment. He performs site visits, makes implementation recommendations, troubleshoots electric vehicle fleet projects, and develops training sessions for fleets. Prior to joining NREL, Bennett worked as a materials and standards engineer with Duquesne Light Company, where he developed standard construction drawings and material specifications for a broad range of electric distribution equipment such as transformers, switches, and cable. He also received his Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering from Bucknell University.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, attendees will be able to:

  • EVSE (AC vs. DC, industry standards (SAE J1772 vs CHAdeMO), installation requirements);
  • Power calculations (voltage, amps, and kilowatts, charging speeds, national electrical code requirements); and
  • Utility service structure (overview of electricity distribution, review of key equipment).
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