Agenda Detail

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Agenda Detail

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Tuesday

June 28

  7:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Pre-Conference Workshop Registration Open

  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Pre-Conference Workshops

  • The Electrification of Agriculture: Powering the Future of Food

    This workshop will focus on what’s driving the expanded use of efficient technologies and improved practices in crop production (indoors or outdoors), food processing and food distribution. Learn from experts about an increasingly electrified and integrated food supply chain that runs from the field, or tower, all the way to the table. Panelists representing utilities, food producers, community stakeholders, technology vendors and solution providers will share insights into best practices related to technology selection, crop logistics, process optimization, facilities operation and community engagement. The discussion also will feature case study-based learnings from all aspects of crop production, harvest and post-harvest cycles. Takeaways will include an increased understanding of key trends and factors within efficient agriculture, along with guidance on how these concepts and technologies can be used to foster and improve community relationships.

  • Power Quality Training for Utility Staff and Facility Operators

    This two-part workshop will train attendees in the real-world investigation, assessment and monitoring of power quality issues that may impact industrial and other facilities.

    • Morning Session: Power Quality Investigator (PQI): Featuring a review of the latest capabilities of the PQI, a discussion of use cases from field investigations, and a preview of upcoming features, this workshop will benefit anyone who might conduct power quality assessments for their industrial customer base.
    • Afternoon Session: Open Power Quality (PQ) Dashboard Workshop: Join us for a demonstration of a typical process of setting up, configuring and using the PQ suite of open-source software products utilized by EPRI members. This experience will provide value to those who are increasing their PQ monitoring fleet and need more efficient methods to manage and analyze PQ data.
  • Fleet Electrification: Customer and Utility Planning Tools and Techniques

    Accelerating fleet electrification requires a unifying approach that supports both customer adoption of EVs and electrical infrastructure buildout. This workshop will instruct participants on both sides of this critical equation.

    • Morning Session: Focusing on the customer, this session will provide a greater understanding of the different electrification elements for fleet operators – vehicles, charging equipment, charging requirements and electricity demands, and resiliency options.
    • Afternoon Session: This session will address charging infrastructure and utility planning, including facility load shapes and charge management options. Attendees also will gain insights into the timing, costs and other aspects of multi-megawatt utility service connections, plus learn about the latest utility tools to expedite the planning process for both the customer and utility.
  • Practical Approaches to Building and Community Decarbonization

    Learn firsthand how to tackle the challenges in building and community decarbonization, including new build to retrofit, and affordable and manufactured housing. Panelists will lead a discussion on installer perspectives, costs, evaluation metrics, and codes and standards. The workshop also will feature a review of case studies, and robust dialogue about construction and installation approaches/programs to accelerate adoption of decarbonization initiatives – while looking ahead to understand the impacts of emerging technologies.

    • Morning Session: This session will cover commercial and other non-residential building types.
    • Afternoon Session: This session will address residential housing, including single-family, multi-family and manufactured units.
  • Heat Pumps for Residential and Commercial Applications

    Heat pumps are the critical enabling technology for the decarbonization of residential and commercial buildings. Join our world-class experts for a deep dive into heat pump technology – including the most challenging applications.

    • Morning Session: Cold-Weather Heat Pumps: This session will explore the performance of heat pumps in extremely taxing climatic conditions (including the ERCOT winter outages of 2021). Learn how existing air and ground-source systems handle low temperatures, while gaining insights into how the technology pipeline for these systems will continue to deliver increased performance, low costs and significant flexibility.
    • Afternoon Session: Residential and Commercial Applications: Get up to speed on the latest in heat pump space and water heating equipment for small, large and tall buildings. This session will feature a discussion of current and future programs to accelerate deployment, along with an exploration of other applications such as dehumidification and waste heat recovery.
  • Making Sense of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) – a comprehensive federal investment in nearly every aspect of our federal power, transportation, water and broadband systems – comes at a defining moment in the U.S. As we work to meet bold decarbonization goals, the IIJA will play an important role in accelerating grid transformation, e-mobility, energy storage and other clean-energy technologies. Participate in this half-day workshop to learn more about the objectives of the IIJA, and how to leverage this unique opportunity to advance your critical priorities.

  2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Conference Registration Open

  5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:

Atom Power
Duke Energy
Edison International
EA Platinum
EY Platinum
Southern Company
 

Wednesday

June 29

  7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Conference Registration Open

  7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

  8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Opening Plenary Session: Building a Net-Zero Future for All

Welcome back! Although we have not seen each other in a couple of years, the pace of electrification and of the clean energy transition has only accelerated. Electrification 2022 will open with our keynote speakers and panelists weighing in on both our progress and the critical challenges ahead.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:

enel x way
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Track A: 50% EVs by 2030? Let’s Get to It!
    A1: Never Mind the Headlines; Here Come the Electric Vehicles

    For EVs to make up 50% of new vehicle sales by 2030, adoption must grow by about 40% per year. Will the 150+ new EV models scheduled to hit the U.S. market in the next few years be able to meet this challenge? Hear the latest from automotive manufacturers on their plans to get us there.

    Moderator:
    John Voelcker, Journalist

    Speakers:
    Max Parness, Toyota
    Steve Kosowski, Kia Motors America
    Matt Stover, Ford Motor Company

  • Track B: Heavy Metal: Electrification of Trucks, Buses and Everything Else
    B1: The Fleet Electrification Imperative

    By 2030, as many as 4 million medium- and heavy-duty vehicles may be on (or off) our roads. While many large fleets are leading the way, there are unique challenges to both customers and utilities in electrifying public and private fleets.

    Moderator:
    Mike Rowand, eTransEnergy

    Speakers:
    Frank Kuepper, BrightView Landscaping
    David Schaller, North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE)
    Alex Bettencourt, Black & Veatch
    Rachel Moses, Electrify America

  • Track C: Building to Zero: Practical Decarbonization Approaches
    C1: Building Decarbonization Today: What Have We Accomplished?

    Decarbonization targets — whether federal, state, municipal or corporate — have compelled building energy managers to look at ways to electrify existing building stock. Listen to various industry stakeholders about how they plan to meet their organizations' decarbonization targets, and the lessons learned from their initial program activities.

    Moderator:
    Andrea Mammoli, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

    Speakers:
    Sven Mumme, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office
    Andrea Voigt, Danfoss
    Teddy Kisch, Energy Solutions

  • Track D: New Frontiers in Industrial Electrification
    D1: Decarbonizing Steel, Cement and Other Primary Materials Through Electrification

    Opportunities to electrify and decarbonize energy-intensive primary materials — steel, cement, glass and others — will grow in importance as the demand for these building blocks increases. In this session, leading industry authorities will explore various electric technologies, as well as alternative materials, that are changing the landscape of the primary materials industry.

    Moderator:
    Scott Bishop, Alabama Power Company

    Speakers:
    Thomas Battle, Consultant
    John Simmins, Alfred University, Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology (CACT)
    Jibran Zuberi, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  • Track E: Legislative Landscape: The Role of Policy and Regulation
    E1: Postcards from Glasgow: Policy Imperatives for a 1.5C World

    COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland — like each of its predecessors — highlighted the urgency for global decarbonization and the need for stricter targets amid a greater understanding of the negative impacts of carbon emissions and a shrinking timeline for action. Discuss with our expert panel how to translate the urgency of COP26 into near- and long-term policy and regulatory strategies.

    Moderator:
    Katie Jereza, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

    Speakers:
    Melissa Lavinson, Exelon Utilities
    Duncan Burt, National Grid

  • Track F: The Business Case: Solving for Affordability
    F1: Maximum Speed: Accelerating the Adoption of Electric Technologies

    The urgency to accelerate adoption of electric technologies will continue to grow. This session will discuss programs, business models, financing methods and other approaches for rapid and equitable deployment — whether for e-mobility, new or retrofit buildings or other applications.

    Moderator:
    Dan Bowermaster, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

    Speakers:
    Jacob Bolin, Advanced Energy
    Rebecca Foster, VEIC
    Jigar Shah, Electrify America, LLC

  • Track G: Our Road Ahead: Innovations for an Electrified Future
    G1: Over the Horizon - Getting over the Hump of Long-Duration Storage

    True low-carbon electrification will be realized when the energy to power our end-uses comes from low- or no-carbon, high-capacity, high-density sources of baseload and distributed generation ... and long-duration storage technologies are critical to realize this future. Attend this session to hear from the players in this technology discussion — including energy storage startups, researchers, utility innovators and more — to learn about just how far out this future is, what the barriers are, and what’s needed to make long-duration storage at scale a reality.

    Moderator:
    Julian Spector, Canary Media

    Speakers:
    Eric Dresselhuys, ESS
    Benoit White, Urban Electric Power
    Ben Kaun, CMBlu

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:

North Carolina Electric Cooperatives
  1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Track A: 50% EVs by 2030? Let’s Get to It!
    A2: A National Charging Infrastructure for 50% Electric Vehicles by 2030

    Meeting ambitious EV adoption targets will require a national EV infrastructure system that gives all drivers the confidence to go where they need to — in all conditions. This national network must be accessible, reliable, resilient and, above all, cost-effective. How do we build it, and can we build it quickly enough?

    Moderator:
    David Packard, Q Consultants, LLC

    Speakers:
    Ram Ambatipudi, EV Connect
    Aaron Young, Electrify America
    Heather Flanagan, ABB E-mobility Inc.
    Colin Murchie, EVgo

  • Track B: Heavy Metal: Electrification of Trucks, Buses and Everything Else
    B2: Design, Planning and Deployment of Megawatt-Scale Charging Facilities

    Megawatt-scale charging is the next frontier in infrastructure for medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles. The capability to add 100 miles of range in 10 minutes is critical to electrifying transit; short- and long-range goods movement; and industrial, construction and agricultural operations — yet poses unique engineering challenges from the connector to the grid that must be overcome to safely and cost-effectively deploy this technology.

    Moderator:
    Watson Collins, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

    Speakers:
    Thierry Mortier, Ernst & Young LLP
    Kyle Pynn, Burns & McDonnell
    Marc Wiseman, Oberon Insights
    Carter Prescott, Southern California Edison

  • Track C: Building to Zero: Practical Decarbonization Approaches
    C2: Building to Zero: Designing Tomorrow's Advanced Energy Communities

    Ensuring that new homes and communities are built to net-zero standards is critical to meeting national carbon targets. This session will look at the stakeholders who are involved in building tomorrow's advanced energy communities — providing a better understanding of opportunities and challenges in designing, developing and deploying the connected communities of the future.

    Moderator:
    Sez Atamturktur Russcher, Penn State

    Speakers:
    Abraham Ellis, Sandia National Laboratories
    David Chassin, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    Bill Kipnis, Siemens

  • Track D: New Frontiers in Industrial Electrification
    D2: Electrification of the Food Supply Chain

    Electricity will play a growing role in the food supply chain — from crop and other food production — to transportation, processing, storage, preparation and consumption. Discuss with our experts how electricity is driving improvements throughout this critical sector and leading to energy, time and cost savings.

    Moderator:
    Cheryl McFarland, Alabama Power Company

    Speakers:
    Watson Dorn, Hickory Hill Milk
    Francesco Aimone, Induction Food Systems (IFS)

  • Track E: Legislative Landscape: The Role of Policy and Regulation
    E2: Executive Orders: How Federal Agencies Will Electrify and Decarbonize

    One thing is certain — the President of the United States is a "car guy." Beyond this, executive orders have instructed the country's largest single customer — the federal government — to quickly decarbonize its fleet, building and other operations to the greatest extent possible. This session will address both the challenges facing our federal agencies and the beneficial market impacts that can occur once the largest customer is "all in" on electrification.

  • Track F: The Business Case: Solving for Affordability
    F2: Equity at Scale: Programs and Partnerships to Advance Solutions for Impacted Communities

    Whether rural or urban, many communities will need our help — technical, financial or otherwise — to equitably decarbonize. This session will discuss innovative solutions to meet communities where they are and help ensure that the benefits of electrification are accessible to all.

    Moderator:
    Sadzi Olivia, United Scrap Metal, Inc.

    Speakers:
    LaDonna Williams, All Positives Possible
    Ryan Martin, LDR Advisory Partners

  • Track G: Our Road Ahead: Innovations for an Electrified Future
    G2: Emerging Innovations in Building Technology

    Buildings account for nearly 70% of electricity use in North America. And while many technologies have been developed to help curb energy use and increase efficiency, we still have a long way to go to close the gap on making them as efficient and low-carbon as possible — while at the same time providing the comfort, safety and resiliency needed by the people who live, work and play in them. Join this panel discussion to hear about the new technologies that are making a difference, the ways in which developers are including them in new builds and retrofits, and what they all say are barriers to complete deployment (hint: it's not just about money).

    Moderator:
    Sven Mumme, Building Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

    Speakers:
    Alexey Dubov, Mighty Buildings
    Lynn Mueller, Sharc Energy Systems
    Sunny Sanwar, Dynamhex

  3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:

Missouri River Energy Services
  3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Plenary Session Panels: Electrification Transformations

Two keynote panels will explore critical near-term transformations. The first will address urgent priorities necessary to achieve 50% electric vehicle sales in just eight years. The second will examine the perspectives of large customers as they work to meet the electrification challenge.

  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

NASCAR Hall of Fame Party

Sponsored by:

Atom Power
Duke Energy
Edison International
EA Platinum
EY Platinum
Southern Company
 

Thursday

June 30

  7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Conference Registration Open

  7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

  8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Track A: 50% EVs by 2030? Let’s Get to It!
    A3: Charging Infrastructure for All — Starting with Our Underserved Communities

    As EVs reach purchase cost parity with internal-combustion engine vehicles, communities with high rates of EV adoption will see the environmental and economic benefits. Access to a convenient and cost-effective at-home charging experience is critical to all EV drivers — but extremely important for underserved communities.

    Moderator:
    Enid Joffe, Green Paradigm Consulting

    Speakers:
    Kitty Adams, Adopt a Charger
    Dr. Shelly Francis, EVHybridNoire
    Karen Suarez, Making Hope Happen
    Evette Ellis, ChargerHelp
    Nikki Hensley, North Carolina Electric Membership Co-Op

  • Track B: Heavy Metal: Electrification of Trucks, Buses and Everything Else
    B3: Getting Real: Vehicle-Grid Integration for Fleets

    The good news? The existing utility grid is more than capable of handling and adapting to the rapid adoption of electric vehicles. With that in mind, Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) for large fleets — including smart charging and V2G — can drive significant customer and grid benefits if implemented effectively and at scale.

    Moderator:
    Kathy Knoop, General Motors

    Speakers:
    Ralph Adams, Nuvve
    Aurora Edington, The GridWise Alliance, Inc.
    Oscar Rodriguez, NovaCHARGE

  • Track C: Building to Zero: Practical Decarbonization Approaches
    C3: The Next Generation in Heating and Cooling for Zero-Carbon Buildings

    Heat pump technology is the linchpin for decarbonizing our buildings. The next generation of technologies and products must address colder climates, grid flexibility and customer economics — while finding its way into every retail store and onto every jobsite.

    Moderator:
    Alejandra Mejia-Cunningham, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

    Speakers:
    Reinhard Radermacher, Maryland Energy Innovation Institute, Ctr. for Environmental Energy Engineering
    Kashif Nawaz, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
    Chris Ireland, Grundfos
    Vince Romanin, Gradient

  • Track D: New Frontiers in Industrial Electrification
    D3: Electrification of Industrial Heating Processes

    Industrial activities consume nearly a quarter of all final energy, with more than 80% of that coming from the combustion of fossil fuels. This session will address the application of highly efficient direct electrification technologies for several purposes — recovering waste heat; separating/purifying chemicals, gases and water; reducing, melting and thermally treating metals, glass and cement; and producing steam for drying, cooking and cleaning.

    Moderator:
    Joe Cresko, U.S. Department of Energy

    Speakers:
    James Lewis, Chromalox
    Don Woody, Precision Boilers
    Michael Stowe, Advanced Energy
    Doron Brenmiller, Brenmiller Energy
    Alan Ettlinger, New York Power Authority

  • Track E: Legislative Landscape: The Role of Policy and Regulation
    E3: Equity is the Policy: Approaches for Decarbonizing All Communities

    What are the policies and programs that will drive an equitable clean-energy transition at the scale needed for a 1.5C world? And how do we meet communities where they are while balancing urgent economic and community priorities with mid- and long-term objectives? This will be one of the most important discussions at Electrification 2022. Please join us.

  • Track F: The Business Case: Solving for Affordability
    F3: The Business of Grid and Customer Resiliency in a Climate-Adapting World

    A resilient and adaptable grid is a non-negotiable asset for a rapidly electrifying society. Join this crucial discussion on the technology, planning and investment required to ensure that the grid and its customers will be ready for an increasingly unpredictable world.

    Moderator:
    Nick Tumilowicz, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

    Speakers:
    Mark Rabin, Portable Electric, Ltd.
    Eric Dupont, PowerSecure
    Jon Fortune, Swell Energy
    Glenn Skutt, Fermata
    S. Lee Ragsdale, Jr., North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives

  • Track G: Our Road Ahead: Innovations for an Electrified Future
    G3: Emerging Innovations in e-Mobility

    From electric passenger cars, to school buses, to light rail, other public transit and more, electric mobility is here to stay if you happen to live in a community that makes it a priority. Attend this session to understand more about the emerging technologies that are making it easier for public planners and consumers to adopt electric vehicles, and to learn about the remaining research, policy and technology gaps that need to be addressed to make e-mobility accessible to everyone.

    Moderator:
    Ray Martinez, Arizona Public Service

    Speakers:
    Namit Singh, Microgrid Labs
    Kameale Terry, ChargerHelp!
    Darshan "Dash" Divakaran, AFWERX
    Yann Kulp, eIQ Mobility

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:

Missouri River Energy Services
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:

LGE & KU
  1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
  3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:

NovaCharge
  3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Closing Plenary Session: Electrification Priorities

Electrification 2022 will wrap up with two final keynote panels. First, we’ll explore the critical role of innovation across the electrification ecosystem in meeting ambitious near- and long-term targets. The conference will close with an interactive discussion on anything and everything electrification – what are your priorities and what will you work on starting tomorrow to build a net-zero future for all?

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