Smart Grid Observer

EV Charging Infrastructure Summit - North America

Organized by the Smart Grid Observer, the EV Charging Infrastructure Summit - North America, November 12-13, 2020 in Chicago, convenes top industry experts and utility professionals to examine how growing EV adoption rates will impact the network, and what investments are needed to ensure grid stability and benefit. Case studies of current utility programs and deployments will be discussed with an eye toward refining strategies, identifying technologies, and implementing business models that will ensure widespread EV adoption is optimized for all parties involved.
Event Type:
Conference/Seminar
Date:
Nov. 12-13, 2020
Venue:
Chicago Conference Center
Location:
Chicago , IL , USA

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EVs are projected to make up 60%-75% of total new light-duty vehicle sales in the US by 2050, representing 13%-15% of national electricity demand.* This growing load will have significant implications for utility networks and planning, as public and private charging infrastructure must be positioned to meet the burgeoning wave of EV adoption. Now is the time for utilities, municipalities and other stakeholders to position for success in the coming EV ecosystem.

 

Organized by the Smart Grid Observer, the EV Charging Infrastructure Summit - North America, November 12-13, 2020 in Chicago, convenes top industry experts and utility professionals to examine how growing EV adoption rates will impact the network, and what investments are needed to ensure grid stability and benefit. Case studies of current utility programs and deployments will be discussed with an eye toward refining strategies, identifying technologies, and implementing business models that will ensure widespread EV adoption is optimized for all parties involved.

 

Topics to be Addressed Include:

  • Latest in smart charging and wireless charging
  • Trends in EV adoption and implications for utilities
  • Innovations in charging infrastructure
  • Providing incentives to increase consumer demand for EV
  • EV and battery advances, and implications for charging infrastructure
  • Integrating and optimizing renewable energy resources
  • Integration of EV charging into microgrids
  • Energy storage and EV charging
  • Utility case studies and programs to date
  • Scaling up existing charging operator networks
  • Impact of EVs on grid operations and planning
  • Regulatory requirements and standards
  • Reuse of EV batteries into grid-scale energy storage systems
  • Modeling and grid architecture planning: ensuring that charging is a grid benefit
  • Charging station operators perspective
  • Municipal perspectives and initiatives
  • EV manufacturer perspectives on charging infrastructure requirements
  • And more

Forum Audience:

  • Network strategists and executives at investor-owned, municipal, and rural utilities
  • Grid operations engineers and planners
  • EV program managers and fleet managers
  • Service and network planners
  • Consultants and system integrators
  • EV manufacturers and charging network operators
  • Regulatory and standards professionals
  • Technology innovators and equipment vendors
  • Energy storage, communications, and power control solutions providers
  • Urban planners and municipal transporation analysts
  • Researchers, analysts and university professionals
  • Renewable energy providers and technology vendors
  • Financial and venture capital professionals


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The EV Charging Infrastructure Summit - North America will examine enabling technologies, market challenges and strategies for utilities and other industry stakeholders seeking to optimize the charging infrastructure and ecosystem for the growing wave of EV adoption in the U.S.

The program agenda is currently in development. Industry practitioners, technology end users, researchers, and executives who are interested in delivering a presentation at the Summit, serving as session moderator, or participating on a panel discussion are welcome to submit a speaking proposal.

Guidelines for Submitting a Speaking Proposal

Individuals who wish to deliver a stand-alone presentation or organize a panel session with multiple speakers should submit the following:

1. Speaker name, title, company, and contact information

2. Presentation title (or title of panel session)

3. Abstract of presentation or panel session (150 words)

4. Speaker biography and photo

5. Bullet list of 4-5 Key Learning Points from the presentation or panel session
Proposals should be emailed to info@smartgridobserver.com by Friday, July 3, 2020.

Additional Guidance

  • We ask that proposals be non-commercial in nature. Submissions will be carefully reviewed by the Program Advisory Group to ensure depth and relevance to the program.

  • Sponsorship of the Forum is not a requirement for participating as a speaker. However, there are a limited number of sponsorship options that do involve a speaking engagement. For more information, please contact us.

  • Presentations that emphasize case studies, best practices, and real-world results are encouraged.


Topics to be addressed include:

Latest in smart charging and wireless charging
Trends in EV adoption and implications for utilities
Innovations in charging infrastructure
Providing incentives to increase consumer demand for EVs
EV and battery advances, and implications for charging infrastructure
Integrating and optimizing renewable energy resources
Integration of EV charging into microgrids
Energy storage and EV charging
Utility case studies and programs to date
Scaling up existing charging operator networks
Impact of EVs on grid operations and planning
Regulatory requirements and standards
Reuse of EV batteries into grid-scale energy storage systems
Modeling and grid architecture planning: ensuring that charging is a grid benefit
Charging station operators perspective
Municipal perspectives and initiatives
EV manufacturer perspectives on charging infrastructure requirements

For further information or to discuss a possible presentation, please contact us at info@smartgridobserver.com or +1-815-310-3343

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Gold Sponsor:  West Monroe Partners

West Monroe's Energy & Utilities practice partners with utilities and energy companies to manage innovation and change at today's pace. Our areas of expertise are tailored to meet the needs of changing business, technology and regulatory environments in electric, gas and water utilities. West Monroe's functional teams help our clients pro-actively plan and execute for the future, enhance the customer experience and manage strategic communications. Visit www.westmonroepartners.com

 

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Highlight your industry expertise as a sponsor and exhibitor

Sponsors receive a range of valuable exposure opportunities for highlighting their involvement in the Forum and maximizing their interaction with attendees. Prominent logo positioning on event website, Tabletop Exhibit space, and an opportunity to distribute corporate information to attendees are just a few benefits of sponsorship.

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Chicago Conference Center
205 W. Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60605

Located in downtown Chicago's Loop, the Chicago Conference Center is steps away from the city's magnificent lakefront with world-renowned Millennium and Grant Parks, marvelous museums, restaurants and retail shopping.

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