Agenda

DAY 1: BUSINESS CASES, FINANCING STRATEGIES, AND INSTALLATION MODELS BASED ON REALIZED DEMAND

Chair: Andy Heiron, Head of UK Electric Vehicle Programme, Renault

8.00 Registration & Refreshments Served In Exhibition Showcase Area

8.45 Welcome

8.50 Chair’s Opening Remarks

COMPARING BUSINESS CASES AND COSTS OF DEVELOPMENT FOR COMMERCIALLY VIABLE  EV CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURES

KEYNOTE PANEL: WHO WILL PAY?

09.00 Multi-Stakeholder Visions For Investing In Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructures: Evaluating Business Cases & Market Growth Assumptions

  • Comparing financing strategies and innovative market models from leading utilities and vehicle manufacturers for the development of a robust and viable infrastructure
  • Understanding the assumptions in market growth from multiple stakeholders for optimising the profitability of charging infrastructure
  • Explaining the full range of different public charging options to evaluate the most effective business models for effective infrastructure investment
  • Evaluating the relationship between infrastructure development and EV uptake to understand whether increasing investment will kick-start the market
  • Interpreting the organisation of the market and the importance of industry cooperation to create a sustainable and viable infrastructure

Gilles Bernard, Director of Development, Électricité Réseau Distribution France
David Densley, Head of Sustainable Transport, Scottish & Southern Energy
Carlos Bergera, Head of Green Mobility, IBERDROLA
Cristiano Marantes, Head of Low Carbon Networks, UK Power Networks

10.00 Extended Question & Answer Session

SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE CASE STUDY

10.20 Implementing A Successful Public Charging Infrastructure To Meet Consumer Demand Without Over-Investment

  • Explaining the original business assumptions of the infrastructure model to understand the successes and pitfalls of these assumptions throughout development
  • Examining the cost breakdown of the programme to understand how it was financed and the plan to get a return on investment
  • Understanding the rationale behind the geographical location of charging points to examine the success of the infrastructure model
  • Evaluating consumer use of the installed charging stations to understand if the predicted usage rates matched actual demand

Tomáš Chmelík, Head of Clean Technologies, ČEZ

10.50 Question & Answer Session

11.00 Morning Refreshments Served In Exhibition Showcase Area

HOME CHARGING PANEL

11.30 Comparing Leading Utilities Strategies On Home Charging Installation & Service Contracts

  • Explaining the approaches taken to make EV home charging a straight-forward and value for money option for electric vehicle pioneers and future customers
  • Evaluating approaches to home installation and power reinforcement to provide an effective and safe some charging service
  • Understanding the home charging tariff options offered to consumers to effectively sell utility products and services
  • Evaluating the safety issues for home-charging customers and the suggested charging solutions to alleviate those concerns
  • Understanding the OEM perspective on safe and robust home charging and billing to best manage customer experience of EV ownership and minimise battery damage

Charles Bradshaw-Smith, Head of Innovation, E.ON
Javier Uriarte Monero, Senior Vice President, Endesa
Kate Armitage, Electric Vehicle Team Manager, EDF Energy
Paul Bostock, Manager of Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Jaguar/Land Rover

12.15 Extended Question & Answer Session

REALISED RESULTS FROM A PUBLIC & HOME CHARGING PILOT STUDY

12.30 Understanding The Model For A Public And Home Charging Infrastructure: Evaluating Successes And Roll Out Suitability

  • Examining the key determinants for infrastructure roll out: Fleets, private customers or new services?
  • Slow Vs. Fast Charging: Understanding network density models to understand the relationship between, and relative use of, different charging solutions
  • Evaluating the risk to grid stability to develop understanding of the impact on load profiles of a mass roll out of this model
  • Examining the success of original business assumptions to understand the key development areas for a successful infrastructure model

Johan Ander, Global Head of 'Charge & Drive', Fortum
Massimo Trioni, Project Manager of Innovative Technologies, A2A SpA

1.10 Question & Answer Session

1.20- 2.20 Networking Lunch Served In Exhibition Showcase Area

STANDARDISATION
UNDERSTANDING THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN STANDARDISATION FOR EV HARDWARE AND SMART COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL

HARDWARE STANDARDISATION

2.20 Understanding The Latest Advances In Socket And Plug Standardisation To Drive The Expansion Of A Commercially Viable Public Charging Infrastructure

  • Explaining the current status of hardware standardisation to provide an idea of the timescale for the finalised European and International standard
  • Examining the options for a standardised plug and understanding the difficulty in one technical standard with geographical intra-industry competition
  • Understanding the possible cost implications of investment in separate standards and the significance of this for infrastructure investment and consumer perception
  • Evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of a single standardised solution to evaluate if this is the most commercially attractive option

Petr Dolesji, Director of Mobility & Sustainable Transport, ACEA

SMART COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL AND VEHICLE TO GRID

2.50 Latest Developments In Communication Protocols Between Vehicle, Public Charging Points And The Grid Discussing Developments In V2G Technology To Benefit Grid Systems And Level Load Profiles

  • Detailing the latest developments in mode 3 compatibility between charging infrastructure and vehicles to allow cross-country and cross-border roaming
  • Understanding the potential for key data to be transferred between grid, vehicle and post to determine capacity conditions of the network, state of charge, minimise load impacts and provide a straight forward and user-friendly customer experience
  • Examining the costs of implementation of a smart communication network to allow network roaming within Europe to evaluate the commercial viability of a smart standardised network
  • Determining whether making electric vehicles capable of supporting network loads as a storage system is commercially viable to better understand the technology’s future impact
  • Evaluating the various strategies for sourcing revenue using ancillary systems to make the V2G viable in the future
  • Understanding what adjustments will need to be made to grid systems and vehicles to allow V2G technology to be successfully implemented

Werner Preuschoff, Member of ISO TC22 Committee & Senior Manager of Advanced Engineering, Daimler

3.30 Shared Question & Answer Session

3.40 Afternoon Refreshments Served In Exhibition Showcase Area

INTEROPERABILITY
EXAMINING HOW MULTIPLE CHARGING NETWORKS CAN BE MADE INTEROPERABLE AND MORE USER-FRIENDLY TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND DRIVE EV UPTAKE

INTEROPERABILITY PANEL SESSION

4.10 Solutions For Harmonizing EV Charging Infrastructure To Deliver Interoperability Across Europe

  • Evaluating to what extent the lack of interoperability between charging networks is a barrier to mass adoption of EVs
  • Explaining the possible solutions for retrospectively integrating multiple networks under one system to provide the ability for network roaming
  • Determining the information an intelligent interoperable system could bring to the service provider to better understand consumer charging patterns
  • Evaluating the best way for the issue of a lack of network connectivity to not be exacerbated to ease in a future transition to an interoperable system

André Postma, Asset Management & Grid Development, Enexis
Philippe Dupuy, EV Charging Infrastructure Project Manager, Renault

4.50 Question & Answer Session

INTELLIGENT CHARGING POINT NETWORK

5.00 How A Reliable GPS Service Showing Charging Facilities For EV Users Is
Critical To Successful Deployment Of An Interoperable Infrastructure

  • Understanding the benefit to the consumer of a dynamic and reliable GPS 
infrastructure map to promote greater public confidence in EV adoption
  • Understanding the advantages and best methods for investors to register their
charging points best-selling satellite navigation maps
  • Examining the range and value of data an intelligent interoperable charging
network could provide to manage future infrastructure development
  • Evaluating the financial cost of implementation and where investment is required to make this service a reality

Olivier Paturet, General Manager, Zero Emission Business Unit, Nissan Europe

5.30 Question & Answer Session

INTEROPERABILITY OF NETWORKS

5.40 Interoperable Networks & Beyond: Integrating EVs In To The Energy System

  • Examining the importance of interoperability for early EV Pioneers
  • Evaluating whether cost effective management of infrastructure demand is a more important than interoperability when integrating EVs into the energy system
  • Understanding the level of integration that needs to be planned for and when investments need to be made
  • Examining the different options for EV integration: centralised and 'strategically planned' or decentralised and 'organic'

John Batterbee, Programme Manager for Transport, Energy Technologies Institute

6.10 Question & Answer Session

6.20 Chair’s Closing Remarks & End Of Day 1

6.30 – 7.30 Evening Cocktail Reception Served In Exhibition Showcase Area

DAY 2: GAINING CLARITY ON REGULATORY STRATEGIES AND EXAMINING THE LATEST TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDING FAST CHARGING AND V2G

08.15 Registration & Refreshments Served In Exhibition Showcase Area

08.50 Chair’s Opening Remarks

 REGULATIONS
UNDERSTANDING THE VISIONS ON REGULATORY BODIES IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND SUCCESS OF EV CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE INITIATIVES AND GRID INTEGRATION ISSUES

REGULATORY VIEWS

9.00 Practical Examples Of Current Projects That National Regulators Are Running To Incentivise The Growth Of EV Charging Infrastructure

  • Understanding the long-term strategy of national governments to regulate and finance the development of EV infrastructure
  • Providing the vision of different governments for the long term sustainability of a commercially viable EV infrastructure
  • Evaluating the learning from publicly funded infrastructure projects to better understand their plans for future initiatives
  • Examining the practical steps that governments are taking to regulate public infrastructure and promote EV uptake to the public and drive mass adoption
  • Providing a case study of how an OEM has worked with regulators to pilot HEVs across Europe

Stephen Russell, Clean Cities Director, Department of Energy Resources Massachusetts
Akihito Tanke, Executive Advisor to the President, Toyota

09.40 Question & Answer Session

REGULATION & GRID INTEGRATION

09.50 Gaining Insight Into Regulatory Strategies For EV Integration

  • Understanding what can be done to influence customer behaviours to understand how DSOs can effectively manage the additional load caused by EV charging
  • Explaining what control strategies are suggested to affect consumer charging patterns and maintain grid stability
  • Evaluating regulatory strategies in safely developing a viable EV charging infrastructure to lower carbon dependency
  • Examining the regulatory perspective on the mass roll-out of ancillary systems to understand how they feel this could be managed

Hiroyuki Okamoto, Chief Representative, The City of Yokohama, Japan

10.20 Question & Answer Session

10.30 Morning Refreshments Served In Exhibition Showcase Area

FAST CHARGING AND V2G
EVALUATING THE EXTENT TO WHICH FAST CHARGING COULD BE INTEGRATED INTO INFRASTRUCTURE MODELS AND UNDERSTANDING VEHICLE TO GRID TECHNOLOGY'S EFFECT ON THE GRID AND BATTERY LIFE

FAST CHARGING GRID ISSUES

11.00 Examining The Practical Advances In Fast Charging Including Load Impact On The Grid And The Costs Of Widespread Integration

  • Understanding the impact on the grid and local distribution networks that fast chargers can have to see what level of grid reinforcement is required
  • Evaluating the potential for off-grid storage systems to manage the effects of fast charging and mitigate the load on the grid
  • Examining the advantages and disadvantages of AC and DC fast chargers to understand the reason vehicle manufacturers have adopted their chosen standard
  • Explaining how fast charging could be used to minimise network strain by reducing consistent routine charging to actually increase overall grid stability

Senan McGrath, Chief Technology Officer, Electricity Supply Board

11.30 Question & Answer Session

COMMERCIAL VIABILITY OF FAST CHARGING

11.40 Understanding The Commercial Viability Of Fast Charging Stations Relative To Slow Charging To Understand The Level Of Infrastructure Required

  • Understanding the level of investment in fast chargers that is commercially viable to alleviate range anxiety concerns without investing in expensive redundant street furniture
  • Examining the tariffing strategies for fast charging points to make a return on investment and maximise profitability
  • Understanding the investment required in communication technology to effectively manage fast charging infrastructure
  • Evaluating the most effective location for level 3 fast chargers within a full charging infrastructure to be commercially viable

Gøran Vollan, CEO, EV Power AS
Jan Cupal Senior Technology Manager, Verbund

12.20 Question & Answer Session

12.30 – 1.30 Networking Lunch Served In Exhibition Showcase Area


MANAGED CHARGING

1:30 Managed Charging As A Prerequisite For Large Scale Electric Vehicle Roll-Out

  • Understanding the importance of managed charging for mass EV adoption and how effective grid projections can be drawn from initial trial findings
  • Explaining how to overcome the problems of excess supply when integrating renewable energy sources to meet the demand of mass EV charging
  • Evaluating the storage capacities required for integration of renewable energy and the relatively small part EVs can play
  • Understanding how utilities can enable the charging of multiple EVs at one location to maximise investment, efficiency and convenience for the consumer
  • Examining the newest charging technologies such as inductive charging and DC off-board charging and their future role in charging infrastructure


Andreas Weber, Technical Director of Green Mobility, Vattenfall Europe Innovation GmbH

2.00 Question & Answer Session

BATTERY CONDITIONING

2.10 How V2G Technology Can Be Used To Actually Increase Rather Than Decrease The Lifespan Of A Vehicle Battery

  • Understanding how intelligent charging rather than uncontrolled charging can be used to condition the vehicle battery to increase its life cycle
  • Evaluating the cost benefit of conditioning the battery asset to provide further evidence of the potential benefits of V2G technology
  • Alleviating vehicle manufacturers concerns over the battery life cycle to provide the incentive to look towards a suitable battery management system for this technology

Charles Bradshaw-Smith, Head of Innovation, E.On

2.40 Question & Answer Session

2.50 Afternoon Refreshments Served In Exhibition Showcase Area

CONSUMER RESEARCH & BILLING STRATEGIES
THE LATEST RESEARCH IN CONSUMER BEHAVIOURAL PATTERNS AND TARIFFING APPROACHES

CONSUMER BEHAVIOURAL PATTERNS

3.20 Evaluating Data From Consumer Adoption Studies To Understand The Behaviours And Attitudes Of EV Users And Predict Charging Patterns

  • Providing an analysis of what conclusions can be drawn from study data to understand which solutions will be most viable to minimise investment in infrastructure
  • Understanding how range anxiety affects an EV users charging patterns to provide an idea of the level of public infrastructure that is necessary
  • Extrapolating the findings to a mass scale to suggest what the potential effect that mass adoption of charging regimes will have on grid stability
  • Determining which charging routines are most likely to be adopted by EV users to better understand the level of infrastructure investment required

Anja van Niersen, Electric Transportation Product Development, Alliander
Brian Price, Professor School of Engineering and Applied Science , Aston University

3.50 Shared Question & Answer Session

AMERICAN CASE STUDY: BILLING STRATEGY

4.00 Providing A Case Study Of A Profitable Metering And Tariffing Strategy To Incentivise Off-Peak Charging And Mitigate Grid Strain

  • Providing a case study of the development and evolution of a successful and profitable EV charging infrastructure project
  • Determining a strategy for charging tariffs to incentivise EV users to charge at off-peak times to minimise peak load and strain on the grid
  • Evaluating how effective price incentives are in persuading EV users not to charge at peak time to understand if more needs to be done
  • Examining the integration of solar power into grid systems and comparing this to how V2G technology could affect the electricity network

Ben Echols, Program Manager For Electric Transportation , Southern Company

4.30 Question & Answer Session

4.45 Chair’s Closing Remarks And End Of Conference

Renault

“Thank you for the organisation of this very interesting conference”