Webinar Electrifying Transportation: How Utilities Should Prepare for Electric Buses October 25, 2018 11:00 AM PST/ 2:00 PM EST 60 minutes Register for Webinar An Impact on the Grid as Big as a Bus In terms of load, every electric bus equals to 30 light-duty vehicles As battery prices plummet, electric buses are emerging as the next big thing in the transportation sector prompting cities to chase ambitious electric bus targets. Electric buses could present a challenge to the grid, and utilities need best practices to mitigate grid impacts and infrastructure upgrades from this high energy demand source. Our experts will share insights and experiences including a better interconnection process, challenges of integrating electric buses in more constrained urban corridors, what the deployment of electric buses could look like in the future, and potential charging preferences (i.e., slow vs. fast charging) of battery electric bus fleets. 2018 Webinar Sponsors Share Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on LinkedIn About the Speakers Erika Myers Principal, Transportation Electrification, SEPA Erika H. Myers joined SEPA in 2015 and leads SEPA’s transportation electrification research. She has 16 years of experience in the clean energy sector and specializes in the nexus between the grid, electric vehicles, and renewable energy. Erika currently serves on an electric vehicle (EV) steering committee for the U.S. Department of Energy and is an EV advisor for the National Energy Foundation, a non-profit organization developing curriculum to increase EV literacy in K-12 schools. She was awarded the 2019 Public Utility Fortnightly “Fortnightly Under 40” award for her work on vehicle-grid integration. Prior to joining SEPA, Erika worked as a consultant with ICF International where she helped electric utilities and local governments develop EV readiness plans. She also served as the Renewable Energy Manager for the South Carolina Energy Office and was a Clean Cities Coordinator for the Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition. In these roles, she oversaw the development and execution of key state renewable energy and clean transportation policies, regulations, and grant programs. Erika has a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina with a specialization in clean energy and climate science. In her spare time, Erika volunteers for her city’s Energy Transition Subcommittee where she identified donations for the city’s first bank of public EV chargers. She also volunteers as a regular guest speaker for the Clean Energy Leadership Institute and mentors young professionals interested in a clean transportation career. Follow Erika Twitter LinkedIn Lisa Jerram Director-Bus, Paratransit & Surface Transit, American Public Transportation Association Lisa Jerram is Director of Bus, Paratransit and Surface Transit at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). She has more than 20 years of experience researching, analyzing and supporting sustainable transportation technologies and systems. Her work has supported development of a wide range of clean technologies and systems such as electric, fuel cell and hybrid buses, bus rapid transit services, EV infrastructure, and new mobility services. Prior to joining APTA she was a principal analyst at Navigant Research, where she managed the transportation research portfolio. Delvone Nicholson-Meade Senior Engineer, Utility of the Future, Pepco Holdings Ms. Nicholson-Meade is Senior Engineer – Utility of the Future for Pepco Holdings (PHI). PHI is the parent company of Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco), an electric utility serving Washington, D.C. and suburban Maryland; Delmarva Power, an electric and gas utility serving Delaware and the rest of the Delmarva Peninsula; and Atlantic City Electric, an electric utility serving southern New Jersey. In her present role, Delvone has designed the proposed electric vehicle/transportation electrification program components for each of PHI’s operating jurisdictions. In addition, she is managing a Company-wide LED street light initiative which incorporates smart ready technology as well as representing UTOF in the Smart Cities space. In her previous role, Delvone served as Manager, Regulatory Compliance in which she was responsible for all aspects of regulatory compliance dealing with reliability issues in PHI’s District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey service territories. Delvone is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering and is a member of the Society of Woman Engineers.