Electric Vehicle Roadmap

September 10, 2019

9:00am – 3:00pm

0.5 CEUs available.

pyle center
702 langdon st.
madison wi

As electric vehicles (EVs) become more prevalent on
U.S. roadways, understanding the impact of this change is critical.
This program will explore the regulatory landscape and how it varies
throughout the U.S. as well as provide opportunity for discussion of policies
and best practices that have arisen in response to the impact of EVs. We also will
look at the role utilities play in developing State policies, the effects an increasing
number of EVs may have on the electricity supply, and the roles of EV vendors and consumers.

draft agenda

8:45-9:00         Registration check-in

9:00-9:15         Welcome and Opening Remarks
Rebecca Cameron Valcq, Chairperson, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin  Valcq Presentation

9:15-10:00       EV Landscape: Benefits and Market Trends – What are the benefits of EVs, and how are they measured? Market analysts agree that EVs are here to stay. What are the forecasts for Wisconsin, for the U.S.? How do they compare to other states and countries? Will the EV market continue to grow, or will it taper off? What can we expect over the next 10 years?
Philip Jones, Executive Director, Alliance for Transportation Electrification   Jones Presentation

10:00-10:15      Break

10:15-11:00       State Collaboration – What state agencies are working on EV policy? How are the agencies collaborating? Who are the decision makers? What is the latest on the VW settlement? Is there coordination with the Legislature? Is the focus on a WI only policy, or are there regional and national collaboration efforts?
Mike Kuglitsch, State Representative, District 84, Wisconsin Legislature
Martin Day, Division Administrator, Energy Regulation and Analysis, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Mahanth Joishy, Fleet Superintendent, City of Madison
Maria Redmond, Director, Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Charles Wade, Director, Bureau of Planning and Economic Development, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Ben Vondra, Volkswagen Mitigation Program Administrator, Wisconsin Department of Administration

11:00-11:45       Role of the Utility – How are the questions of cost recovery and rate design being handled? What is (or should be) the role of the utility when developing a statewide EV policy?
Andrew Hanson, Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie
Jason Nielsen, Regulatory Customer Innovation Manager, Alliant Energy
Tim Noeldner, Vice President, Rates & Special Projects, WPPI Energy
Scott Smith, Assistant Vice President of Business and Regulatory Strategy, MGE

11:45-12:30       Networking Lunch – Keynote Remarks
Ellen Nowak, Commissioner, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

12:30-1:30        Customer and Vendor Education/Managing Customer Expectations – What are the expectations of customers and vendors? What are the obstacles, and what can be done to overcome them? Where does responsibility lie for customer and vendor education?
Mike Huebsch, Commissioner, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Mike Hodges, Senior Programs Coordinator/Energy Services Representative, WPPI Energy  Hodges Presentation
Kathy Kuntz, Owner, Kanndo Consulting LLC  Kuntz Presentation
Jane McCurry, Electric Transportation Program Manager, RENEW Wisconsin McCurry Presentation
Chris Schneider, President, Hybrid Guru Consulting and Hybrid Car Store  Schneider Presentation

1:30-1:45           Break

1:45-2:30          Interoperability and Interconnection to the Grid – How will the grid handle an influx of EVs? Where will the new electricity come from? What has to happen to ensure that the technology does not become obsolete?
Theodore Bohn, Electrical Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory
Bohn Presentation

2:30-3:00         How Do All the Pieces Fit Together? What’s Next for Wisconsin?
Introduction of Lt. Governor Barnes: Carrie Templeton, Chief of Staff, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, State of Wisconsin

3:00                    Adjourn


Your registration fee includes breaks and lunch.