SEEDZ Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Workshop

Enterprise Deployment of EV Infrastructure and Emerging Energy Management Approaches

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Juniper Networks
Building B – Leonardo da Vinci Conference Room
1137 Innovation Way
Sunnyvale, CA (View Map)

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Workshop Description

The Bay Area and Silicon Valley rank first among the world’s urban centers in adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). Many local corporations, institutions and municipalities have recently deployed electric vehicle charging infrastructure at their facilities, and are planning to expand these deployments as PEV adoption grows. In the SEEDZ area alone, there are now several hundred charging stations, serving the needs of employees, customers and constituents.

Locally, energy use from EV charging is becoming material for hosting organizations, and for the electric grid as a whole. More broadly, PEVs represent a new kind of ‘Distributed Energy Resource’ – a flexible source of demand for electric power, and in the future, a potentially flexible source of supply.

This workshop will focus on local trends in enterprise deployment of PEV charging infrastructure, related organizational issues and challenges. In addition, it will concentrate on emerging energy management challenges, opportunities and approaches associated with PEV charging. The workshop will feature interaction with electric vehicle infrastructure experts, including facility and energy managers (customers), integrators, utility interests, leading research organizations, service providers and operators.


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10:00am – 10:15am

Workshop Welcome and Objectives


10:15am – 10:45am

Silicon Valley Trends in Corporate/Institutional EV Charging Programs

Moffett Park Business Group EV survey results from ten local enterprise sites, on size/scale of deployments, approaches, practices, business case, key issues and opportunities

Presenters: Kerry Haywood, MPBG | Michal Lenchner, JVSV (slides)

10:45am – 11:15am

EV Charging Infrastructure Overview

Key charging station design elements, e.g. location, types of charging stations, financial approach, power rates and impacts, service interface and reporting, cost, time, roles of key players (e.g. utility, hosting organization, service provider, municipality.)

Presenter: Mike DiNucci, VP North America, ChargePoint (slides)

11:15am - 11:45am

EV Charging Infrastructure – Enterprise Issues and Opportunities

From the perspective of major local employers, discussion of EV infrastructure implementation, management practices; opportunities for improvement; from a facility perspective, current energy-related costs, impacts and challenges, integration issues and opportunities.

Presenters/ panelists: Rolf Schreiber, Technical Program Manager, Electric Transportation Initiative, Google | Geoff Ryder, Sustainability Principal, Transportation and Energy, SAP Labs (slides)

11:45am – 12:15pm

Utility Perspectives on EV Charging, Impacts, and Demand Management

Presenter: Ulric Kwan, Manager Electric Vehicles, PG&E (slides)

12:15pm – 12:45pm

Lunch and Networking

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Models for Integration of EV Charging with Building Energy Management

Discussion of recent project case studies focused on integration of EV charging with demand-side energy management and demand response, and models for smart/intelligent charging.

Presenters: Vipul Gore, President, GridScape Solutions (slides); Sunil Chhaya, Senior Manager - Electric Transportation Programs, EPRI (slides)

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Fast Charging and Integrated Storage Solutions

Discussion of state and national pilot programs/case studies for Level 3 charging and integrated storage solutions.

Presenter: Vic Shao, CEO, Green Charge Networks (slides)

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Evaluating Vehicle-to-Building and Vehicle-to-Grid Scenarios

Discussion of Los Angeles Air Force Base V2G Demonstration Project

Presenter: Sila Kiliccote, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs (slides)


Conclusions and Discussion of Next Steps


Key questions to be addressed in the workshop

  • What are the latest local trends in deployment of EV charging infrastructure at corporate and institutional locations?
  • How are these programs typically structured?
  • what are the benefits? what are typical program challenges and solutions?
  • Are cost/energy impacts of EV charging becoming ‘material’ to hosting organizations?
  • to the grid? how will EVs impact demand for electricity in the future?
  • How does EV charging infrastructure typically work?
  • how does EV infrastructure typically ‘interface’ with a hosting organization’s energy management systems and processes?
  • How does EV charging impact a hosting organization’s energy bill?
  • What is the incremental cost of the electricity serving EV infrastructure? Are demand charges significant?
  • Are energy costs recovered, and if so, how?
  • can costs be managed and minimized?
  • what are the challenges and opportunities associated with demand-side energy management and EV charging infrastructure?
  • can demand management, DR, and frequency regulation be supported?
  • What role will fast charging infrastructure play?
  • how?
  • Are future vehicle-to-building or vehicle-to-grid scenarios realistic?
  • when? how would they operate?
  • Are there emerging approaches, standards and/or protocols for comprehensive integration of EV infrastructure with a host organization’s energy management systems?
  • Are there opportunities for hosting organizations to participate in strategic EV infrastructure integration test projects, with the support of the California Energy Commission, Electric Power Research Institute, PG&E, and/or other major institutions?

The workshop has been developed under Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Smart Energy Enterprise Development Zone (SEEDZ) initiative. SEEDZ is a Silicon Valley-based public/private collaboration focused on building the ‘smart energy’ network of the future – demonstrating and delivering leading power performance and sustainability benefits on community-wide scale.

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Who Should Attend

This workshop is relevant to:

  • facility directors
  • transportation managers
  • EV program directors
  • energy managers
  • property owners and managers and real estate directors
  • energy system solution providers and integrators
  • sustainability and EH&S managers
  • other business operations and IT managers

For more details, contact

Don Bray

Rachel Massaro

We would like to thank the following organizations for their contributions in planning and conducting this workshop!

  • Moffett Park Business Group
  • Juniper Networks
  • ChargePoint
  • GridScape Solutions
  • PG&E
  • Google
  • NetApp
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Labs
  • EPRI

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Joint Venture’s SEEDZ Initiative focused on building the ‘smart energy’ network of the future – demonstrating and delivering leading power performance and sustainability benefits on a commercially based, community-wide scale.

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