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Agenda

Subject to change
 

April 6

Monday

11:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Pre-Conference Workshop Registration Open
  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Pre-Conference Workshops*

Electric Vehicle and Infrastructure Technologies — A More In-Depth Look at EVs

Learning Objective: This class will focus on electric vehicles and related infrastructure technologies — issues and opportunities. The course is targeted to industry stakeholders with a basic knowledge of EVs looking to a deeper dive into vehicle and infrastructure technologies including vehicle systems, batteries, charging hardware and charging technologies.

Heat Pumps In Residential Applications: Versatility For Decarbonization

Learning Objective: Develop an understanding for the fundamentals, operation, applications, benefits and with air source heat pumps for residential and commercial space conditioning and water heating applications. Session 1 on Monday, April 6 will start with residential applications. Session 2 on Tuesday, April 7 will continue with commercial applications.

Grid-Interactive and Efficient Building Electrification

Learning Objective: This class will focus on understanding how industry stakeholders define, target, valuate, design, and demonstrate grid-interactive and efficient buildings and communities. The course will be designed to better understand emerging approaches and technology solutions and get to “the why” it is important to consider grid-interactive and efficient buildings and communities as part of efficient and sustainable electrification strategies. Finally, the class will present best practices considered by many stakeholders to enable grid-interactive and efficient building electrification at scale.

Power Quality Applications (PQA), Part 1

Learning Objective (Part 1): The first session of the workshop is designed to help the attendees understand the importance of power quality (PQ) with respect to the impact on day-to-day operations, power quality induced losses, and how to make actionable economic cases for investing in power quality solutions. The session is then targeted toward equipping designers, engineers, and facility owners with proven design techniques and methodologies to increase PQ resiliency and lower negative PQ contributions.
 

April 7

Tuesday

  7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Pre-Conference Workshop Registration Open
  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Pre-Conference Workshops*

Power Quality Applications (PQA), Part 2

Learning Objective (Morning Session): The second session of the workshop will enable the attendees to understand how to conduct effective power quality assessments, utilize expert investigation tools, and improve customer productivity by combining power quality, energy efficiency, process heating, and energy management concepts into a single site assessment. Next, specific power quality issues and solutions related to commercial and electric transportation will be presented.

Learning Objective (Afternoon Session): The final session of the workshop will begin with informing the attendees about important industrial power quality issues and solutions common to most all plants — process heating, chilled water, and compressed air systems. This portion will focus on understanding edge-of-grid power quality including the use of the Energy Management Circuit Breaker (EMCB) for both power quality and energy measurement data, understanding the impact so distributed energy resources on customer power quality, and how to understand and evaluate “retrofit energy savings device” (RESD) technology using the new IEEE 1889 protocol.

Learning Objective: Electrification of Transit Bus fleets is advancing rapidly. These sites will have 10s to 100s of EV charging stations and can represent megawatt level loads to the utility distribution system. This course will help participants engaged in planning and preparing for electrified transit systems to understand the state-of-the art approaches to successful projects.

Learning Objective: It is anticipated that as electric vehicle (EV) populations grow, so will demand for more large-scale charging sites. These sites will have to 10s to 100s of EV charging stations and can represent megawatt level loads to the utility distribution system. This course will help students understand existing and near-term trends in EV charging technologies including both vehicles and infrastructure and how those trends will impact field installations of hardware. The course will provide insights into the key aspects of sizing, designing, citing, and building large-scale charging installations.

Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)

Learning Objective (Morning Session):
CEA BASICS AND THE TECHNOLOGIES AND FACTORS THAT IMPACT THIS INDUSTRY
Develop an understanding on how indoor agriculture / CEA impacts traditional farms and utilities. This will include expanding attendees’ understanding of plant science, CEA utility impact, and the key technologies which drive the operation and design of these facilities. These sessions will also educate attendees on how knowledge of plant sciences and technologies combine within a single system to reliability yield local produce year-round.

Learning Objective (Afternoon Session):
APPLY CEA KNOWLEDGE TO FARMS, COMMUNITIES, UTILITIES AND SOCIETY
Focus on taking the learnings from the AM session and understanding how to apply them to farm design. This session will also educate attendees on key industry trends which are driving this industry and how utilities can best work with this industry. Sessions will also provide insight on how indoor agriculture will impact the sustainability of regions, communities, water resources, and address other sustainability factors impacted by this industry. This session will conclude with a summary of findings from EPRI's various indoor agriculture efforts - including next steps and parallel research which augments EPRI’s indoor agriculture efforts.
  8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pre-Conference Workshops*

Heat Pumps in Commercial Applications: Versatility for Decarbonization

Learning Objective: Develop an understanding for the fundamentals, operation, applications, benefits and with air source heat pumps for residential and commercial space conditioning and water heating applications. Session 1 on Monday, April 6 will start with residential applications. Session 2 on Tuesday, April 7 will continue with commercial applications.

Learning Objective: The participants of this workshop will develop a better understanding of the fundamentals, operation, applications, benefits as well as some of the market barriers associated with the non-road transportation technologies. The workshop will also provide examples of successful implementations and provide information about how to approach different customers for electrification opportunities.
  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Pre-Conference Workshops*

Geothermal Heat Pumps

Learning Objective: Geothermal/Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs) are ideal for electrification of space heating and cooling loads; these are some of the most energy efficient systems, and these also reduce winter peak demand by eliminating need for back up resistance heat. The technology is being deployed in some large-scale communities to meet decarbonization goals. Develop a deeper understanding of its operation, applications, and case studies, and why it is a win-win-win technology for the utilities, its customers and the society at large.

Industrial Process Electrification: Pathways to Sustainable Productivity

Learning Objective: The participants of this workshop will develop a better understanding of the fundamentals, operation, applications, and benefits as well as some of the market barriers associated with industrial process equipment electrification. The workshop will also provide examples of the successful implementations and information about how to identify applications and approach customers about electrification opportunities.
  1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Conference Registration Open
  5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:

Aep
Duke Energy
So Cal Edison
Exelon
Southern Co
 

April 8

Wednesday

  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
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Breakout Sessions

Track A: Frontiers of Electric Mobility

Session A1: Implementation of Megawatt-Scale Fast Charging

Track B: Advancing Building and Customer Technologies

Session B1: The Next Generation of Space Heating

Track C: Electrifying Industrial and Commercial Customers

Session C1: Electricity and the Food Industry

Track D: Electrification and the Modern Grid

Session D1: The Role of the Electrified Customer in the Shared and Integrated Grid

Track E: Community and Customer Benefits of Electrification

Session E1: Updates — National and Regional Progress on Electrification

Track F: A Policy Landscape for an Electrified Economy

Session F1: The Big Picture: Then and Now (Revisit 2018)

Track G: Innovations in Electrification

Session G1: Radical Challenges — Technology Approaches for Deep Decarbonization
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:

NC Electric Cooperatives
  1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Breakout Sessions

Track A: Frontiers of Electric Mobility

Session A2: Challenges and Opportunities of Medium and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles

Track B: Advancing Building and Customer Technologies

Session B2: Heat Pump Water Heaters

Track C: Electrifying Industrial and Commercial Customers

Session C2: Metallurgy, Cement, Chemicals — Big Industrial Electrification Opportunities

Track D: Electrification and the Modern Grid

Session D2: Energy Storage for the Electrified Customer

Track E: Community and Customer Benefits of Electrification

Session E2: Value Tests — Assessing Customer Electrification Programs

Track F: A Policy Landscape for an Electrified Economy

Session F2: Sustainable, Autonomous, Electric and Shared: Planning for the Future of Transportation

Track G: Innovations in Electrification

Session G2: Investing in and Accelerating Electric Technologies
  3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:

NC Electric Cooperatives
  3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Plenary Session Panel
 

April 9

Thursday

  7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Conference Registration Open                                
  7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
  8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Breakout Sessions

Track A: Frontiers of Electric Mobility

Session A3: Carsharing, Congestion, and Complaining: Lessons Learned from EV Mobility Services

Track B: Advancing Building and Customer Technologies

Session B3: Is My Residential Electrification Opportunity Worth Pursuing? Let's Model it to Find Out

Track C: Electrifying Industrial and Commercial Customers

Session C3: Customer Panel — Pioneers of Fleet Electrification

Track D: Electrification and the Modern Grid

Session D3: Transmission and Distribution Planning for New Electric Tech at Scale

Track E: Community and Customer Benefits of Electrification

Session E3: The State of Electrification Assessments: Economy-Wide Analyses

Track F: A Policy Landscape for an Electrified Economy

Session F3: Putting (New) Tools to the Test: Measuring the Costs and Benefits of Electrification

Track G: Innovations in Electrification

Session G3: Hydrogen on the Horizon
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Breakout Sessions

Track A: Frontiers of Electric Mobility

Session A4: Customer Panel — Adoption of Electric Vehicles at Scale

Track B: Advancing Building and Customer Technologies

Session B4: "Smart" is the Word of the Hour — Let's Talk Smart Homes, Smart Buildings and Smart Communities

Track C: Electrifying Industrial and Commercial Customers

Session C4: Electric Heating at Scale

Track D: Electrification and the Modern Grid

Session D4: Addressing the Power Quality Impacts of a Renewable and Electrified Economy

Track E: Community and Customer Benefits of Electrification

Session E4: Ecosystem and Environmental Impacts and Benefits of Electrification

Track F: A Policy Landscape for an Electrified Economy

Session F4: Maximizing the Value of Flexible Electric Loads: Let's Talk Rate Design

Track G: Innovations in Electrification

Session G4: The Future of Cost-Effective Low Carbon Resources
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:

LG&E and KU
  1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Breakout Sessions

Track A: Frontiers of Electric Mobility

Session A5: EVs for Work and Play: Jeeps, Pickups, Tractors, Motorcycles, ATVs

Track B: Advancing Building and Customer Technologies

Session B5: Applicability of Ground-Source Heat Pumps to Electrify Residential Space Heating in the U.S.

Track C: Electrifying Industrial and Commercial Customers

Session C5: Water Treatment — Plants and Processes

Track D: Electrification and the Modern Grid

Session D5: Determining the Value of Customer Flexibility

Track E: Community and Customer Benefits of Electrification

Session E5: Meeting Long-Term Environmental Goals with Electric Technologies at Scale

Track F: A Policy Landscape for an Electrified Economy

Session F5: Role of Electrification in Meeting Customer and Community Sustainability Goals

Track G: Innovations in Electrification

Session G5: Innovative Customer Programs

  3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:

NC Electric Cooperatives
  3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Closing Plenary Session
  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Closing Party @ NASCAR Hall of Fame

Sponsored by:

Aep
Duke Energy
So Cal Edison
Exelon
Southern Co

*Professional development hours (PDHs) will be available for each of these workshops. Three (3) PDHs for half-day workshops and six (6) for full-day workshops which must be requested at the time of registration. Attendees must be present for the entire session as no partial credit will be granted.