Pre-Event WS: Advanced Metering for Decarbonization: Electric Vehicles and Carbon Pollution-Free Electricity  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
1.5 hours
10:30AM - 12:00PM (ET)

Pittsburgh, PA

0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

Attend this workshop to learn more about advanced metering best practices for meeting the goals of EO 14057. This session will kick off with presentations on FEMP best practices for metering with a special focus on EVs and EV charging station electricity use and integrating data sources to calculate hourly CFE. The presentation will be followed by facilitated small group discussions with an interactive problem-solving activity.


Jefferey Murrell, Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy - Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)  

Jefferey B. Murrell, P.E., serves as a Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) where he currently manages the Federal Metering, Resources Efficiency Manager (REM), Performance Contracting National Resources Center (PCNRC), Federal Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS) and Project Facilitation (PF) programs. He currently supports the Energy Service Performance Contracting (ESPC), Data Center, and Smart Laboratory programs. Jeff graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in General Engineering and Columbia Southern University with a M.B.A. in Public Administration. He is currently working on his Doctorate in Business Administration.

Benjamin Ford, Mechanical Engineer, Team Lead, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory  

Ben Ford conducts applied research on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies for federal buildings. He manages Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's portfolio of work on advanced metering for the Federal Energy Management Program. His research focuses on applying advanced analytics to building energy and controls data in order to identify operational issues and energy-saving opportunities.

Emily Kotz, Transportation Research Project Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

Emily Kotz is a transportation research project leader at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado and supports the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Fleet task. She provides technical assistance to support fleets in their efforts towards electrification. Emily's focus is on creating best practice resources and guides for federal fleets on how to meet reporting requirements as well as how to develop long-term strategic plans for fleet electrification. Emily studied civil engineering with a focus on transportation at the University of Minnesota. Prior to her current position at NREL, she was NREL's fleet manager and workplace charging program lead.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the measuring and reporting requirements for EV charging stations on their facility and zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs) in their fleet;
  • Identify what metering option(s) are best suited to track EV charging station and ZEV fleet charging electricity use;
  • Describe how 24/7 CFE differs from the traditional definition of CFE;
  • Estimate an hourly CFE score for their facility.