DEEP: Notice of Technical Meeting - EV Roadmap

An Electric Vehicle Roadmap for Connecticut
Notice of Technical Meeting

By way of a Notice of Scoping Meeting and Opportunity for Public Comment dated November 26, 2018, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) initiated this proceeding to develop an electric vehicle roadmap (EV Roadmap) for Connecticut, as recommended by the Comprehensive Energy Strategy issued on February 8, 2018. The EV Roadmap is anticipated to identify Connecticut-specific policies, programs, and strategies that the State of Connecticut should pursue to optimize deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) and associated infrastructure. Moreover, the EV Roadmap is intended to support development of a self-sustaining EV market, and ensure that increased electricity demand from EV deployment is a benefit rather than an impairment to the electric grid.
DEEP will hold a technical meeting on February 8, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, in the Gina McCarthy Auditorium, DEEP Headquarters, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, Connecticut. The purpose of the technical meeting is to inform the recommendations of the EV Roadmap. The technical meeting will consist of four panel discussions with subject matter experts presenting on key topics, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
Technical Meeting Agenda
9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
Mary Sotos, Deputy Commissioner of Energy, DEEP

Overview of EV Roadmap & Climate Goals
Keri Enright Kato, Director, Office of Climate Change, Technology, & Research, BETP

Setting the Stage: CT ZEV Initiatives to Date
Paul Farrell, Assistant Director, Planning & Standards, Air Bureau,
9:30 a.m. 10:50 a.m.
Panel 1: Public infrastructure today and into the future
Discussion Topics: Public EVSE ownership models; operation and management responsibilities; data collection; building codes; future-proofing; interoperability; pricing transparency
Moderator: TBD, DEEP
Kathy Kinsey, Senior Policy Advisor, NESCAUM
Nancy Ryan, Ph.D., Partner, Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3)
Tom Ashley, Vice President of Policy, Greenlots
10:50 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Panel 2: Accelerating EV adoption
Discussion Topics: EV incentives; consumer awareness and education; low- to moderate-income access; fleets
Moderator: Paul Farrell, Air Bureau, DEEP
Jim Fleming, President, CT Automotive Retailers Association
Brett Williams, Ph.D., Senior Principal Advisor, Center for Sustainable Energy
Patrick Brown, Assistant Vice President of IT, The Hartford
Julia Rege, Director of Environment & Energy, Association of Global Automakers, Inc. [Invited]
12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. 2:50 p.m.
Panel 3: The role of time-of-use rates to encourage EV adoption and to mitigate adverse grid impacts
Discussion Topics: rate design; metering/sub-metering; managed charging; grid impacts
Moderator: Keri Enright-Kato, Director, Office of Climate Change, Technology, & Research, BETP
Brian Jones, Senior Vice President, M.J. Bradley & Associates LLC OR Dana Lowell, Technical Director, M.J. Bradley & Associates LLC
Charlotte Ancel, Director of Strategic Development, Eversource
Kevin Miller, Director of Public Policy, ChargePoint
2:50 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. 4:10 p.m.
Panel 4: Navigating demand charges
Discussion Topics: grid impacts; demand charges; fleet transitions
Moderator: Lauren Savidge, Director, Office of Energy Supply, BETP
Chris Nelder, Electricity Manager, Rocky Mountain Institute
Watson Collins, Technical Executive, Electric Power Research Institute
Rick Rosa, Principal Business Development Professional, The United Illuminating Company
4:10 p.m. 4:20 p.m.
Closing remarks
Please be advised that seating is limited. Registration is requested by February 6, 2019. Please send an email to stating your name and affiliation, with "EV Roadmap Technical Meeting RSVP" in the subject line.
The public may call DEEP offices at (860) 827-1553, Option 4 (using a touch tone phone), commencing each day from 7:30 a.m., for information on weather-related building closures or postponements and delays of events scheduled to be held at DEEP.
DEEP is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to complying with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact us at (860) 418-5910 or if you: have a disability and need a communication aid or service; have limited proficiency in English and may need information in another language; or if you wish to file an ADA or Title VI discrimination complaint. Any person needing a hearing accommodation may call the State of Connecticut relay number - 711.
Notice filed with the Secretary of State on January 23, 2019.