Introduction to Transportation Electrification: Business Opportunities & Market Trends
Presented by Forth
using the GTW Platform
Date: Monday, August 31, 2020
Time: 12:00 – 4:00 pm (ET)
Trainers: Kelly Yearick, Thor Hinckley, and Sergio Lopez
Fee: Members $199.00 or 1 Group Member Point; Non-members $299.00
*Please note, this course does not offer CEUs
Hosted by Forth, this workshop will provide an overview of the growing electric vehicle industry with three sessions: EV/Charging 101, Equitable Transportation Electrification, and EV/Charging 201
EV 101/Charging 101
Electric vehicles (EVs) will be a major disruptor for the US electric power sector, with the number of EVs in the US projected to increase from 1.5 million in 2020 to 10–35 million by 2030. While this creates a large opportunity for the electricity industry, it also comes with some new challenges. This session will provide key insights into today's EV marketplace, the new types of EVs coming onto the market, and present an overview of EV Charging technologies as well as an overview of the dominant charging modalities, including the new high-speed DC Fast Chargers. Attendees will also learn the basics of "smart charging" and networked software as well as showcase some of the more dominant public charging site configurations.
Equitable Transportation Electrification
Historically, traditionally underserved communities have been disproportionally impacted by transportation-related pollution, and they have had less access to clean transportation. This session will outline the importance of ensuring that frontline communities have access to electric vehicles and the current policies and programs bringing electric transportation options to these communities.
EV 201/Charging 201
Following the EV and Charging 101 session, the 201 series will take a deeper dive into the evolving landscape of vehicle electrification across the vehicle classes, and touch on the fast-growing micromobility sector. Presenters will discuss the use cases for plug-in electric and battery electric vehicles and the potential use of hydrogen for powering larger Class 8 vehicles for interstate transport. Charging 201 will focus on how networked smart chargers used in concert with a building EMS or DRMS can respond to demand response events and avoid demand charges that could trigger higher energy costs. This session will also cover the emergence of workplace charging certification programs that can be shown to increase EV adoption by employees.
Kelly Yearick, Program Manager
Kelly Yearick is a Program Manager at Forth where she facilitates utility engagement and consumer outreach to promote electric vehicle adoption. She also manages programs related to Forth’s role as the Backstop Aggregator for the Oregon Clean Fuels Program to design and implement transportation electrification projects with utilities across Oregon. Kelly holds a Master’s in Environmental Management and Sustainability from Portland State University, a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and sits on the board of Solar Oregon.
Thor Hinckley, Senior Program Manager
Thor works with utilities on customer education and engagement with electric vehicles. He is an award-winning, nationally-recognized energy professional focused on electrified transportation, renewable energy and storage. Thor created and led the nation's leading renewable power program at Portland General Electric.
Sergio Lopez, Program Manager
Sergio leads the delivery of pilot projects that advance sustainable and socially equitable transportation. He previously worked at BIKETOWN as a Customer Relations Specialist/Brand Ambassador and as an assistant researcher at Portland State University helping develop green spaces. Sergio was born in Southern California and spent his childhood summers in Mexico, where both of his parents are from. Growing up in a low-income household, Sergio is passionate about the work Forth delivers. He holds a B.S. in Cultural Anthropology from Portland State University.