Tuesday, May 18th, 12:30-1:15 p.m.
EV’s – Leadership Opportunities for Utilities

Karl Popham, Manager, Electric Vehicles & Emerging Tech, Austin Energy
A Case study of Austin Energy’s EV program on the business case, strategy, and roadmap from the team’s inception since 2011, now and into the future. What are the field experiences and lessons learned regarding grid integration, low-income, grants, charging infrastructure, marketing, dealership engagement, fleet/bus electrification, smart city initiatives, and more. What should utilities be doing now or planning in the near future to successfully capture the largest new electricity load since the 1950s expansion of air conditioning.