Infocast, the leading business intelligence and networking events producer in the storage and emerging technology industries, has announced its inaugural EVs and the Grid Summit, scheduled on July 7–9, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA at The Westin Los Angeles Airport.
The electric vehicles market is growing and EVs are poised to become mobile agents of the transforming grid, with the potential to be both a significant burden to utilities and a valuable future asset. Pioneering utilities in California, the Northeast and other regions are laying the groundwork to expand their role to manage these customer-owned assets and deal with grid integration issues at the retail and wholesale level, and to take advantage of their capabilities to provide grid services. However, to facilitate customer adoption of EVs and ease the technical and regulatory burdens of grid integration, automakers, utilities, regulators, EV technology and service providers (EV SPs), commercial building owners and fleet operators must cooperate on technology rollouts, policy development and the implementation of business plans and cases.
Infocast has launched its inaugural EVs and the Grid Summit to provide a gathering place for industry experts across different sectors to come together and discuss the emerging opportunities in the development of EV infrastructure. Speakers from BMW, Eversource Energy, General Motors, Southern California Edison, California Public Utilities Commission, San Diego Gas & Electric, NRG eVgo, Green Charge Networks and Con Edison will be on-hand to share their needs, experiences and ideas for integrating EVs and the grid.
Automakers will discuss their views of the drivers for future EV and PHEV sales, and the feedback they are getting from customers regarding their needs. Utilities will illuminate the technical challenges in integrating EVs, and the business opportunities they represent. Regulators and policy experts will explore how to best support EV infrastructure investment without overly increasing the cost burden for the customer base or impacting grid reliability. Finally, fleet operators and EV SPs will share their experiences in pioneering EV infrastructure projects.
Attendees will have the opportunity to network with automakers, utilities, regulators, EV service providers, fleet owners and experts to discuss EV infrastructure market needs to advance today, and where the opportunities to supply grid services lie in the future!
For more information, to register, or to join as a sponsor, visit the event website at infocastinc.com/ev-grid or contact Infocast at 818-888-4444.