Past event: EV Charging Infrastructure Summit - North America, WEST

The Edison Electric Institute estimates some 9.6 million charge points will be needed in the U.S. by the end of the decade to support an estimated 18.7 million EVs on the road. As of Sept. 21, there were approximately 122,550 charging ports at more than 47,000 public and private stations, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center. This massive increase in EV charging infrastructure will have important implications for the grid, and present stakeholders with significant challenges - and opportunities.

The 3rd EV Charging Infrastructure Summit - North America, West, July 11-12, 2023 in Chicago, convenes top industry experts and utility professionals to examine how growing EV adoption rates will impact the network, and what investments are needed to ensure grid stability and benefit. Case studies of current utility programs and deployments will be discussed with an eye toward refining strategies, identifying technologies, and implementing business models that will ensure widespread EV adoption is optimized for all parties involved.

Topics to be Addressed Include:

  • Latest in smart charging and wireless charging
  • Trends in EV adoption and implications for utilities
  • Innovations in charging infrastructure
  • Toward the Net-Zero EV: tech options and policies
  • Providing incentives to increase consumer demand for EVs
  • California's requirement for all new vehicles to be EVs by 2035
  • EV and battery advances, and implications for charging infrastructure
  • Integrating and optimizing renewable energy resources
  • Integration of EV charging into microgrids
  • Energy storage and EV charging
  • Utility case studies and programs to date
  • Scaling up existing charging operator networks
  • Impact of EVs on grid operations and planning
  • Regulatory requirements and standards
  • Reuse of EV batteries into grid-scale energy storage systems
  • Modeling and grid architecture planning: ensuring that charging is a grid benefit
  • Charging station operators perspective
  • Municipal perspectives and initiatives
  • EV manufacturer perspectives on charging infrastructure requirements

Forum Audience:

  • Network strategists and executives at investor-owned, municipal, and rural utilities
  • Grid operations engineers and planners
  • EV program managers and fleet managers
  • Charging station infrastructure owners
  • Consultants and system integrators
  • EV manufacturers and charging network operators
  • Regulatory and standards professionals
  • Technology innovators and equipment vendors
  • Energy storage, communications, and power control solutions providers
  • Urban planners and municipal transporation analysts
  • Researchers, analysts and university professionals
  • Renewable energy providers and technology vendors
  • Financial and venture capital professionals


  • Michael Stacey, Director, ZEV Campaign, KPMG
  • Adam Procell, CEO, Zeplug USA
  • Oscar Rodriguez, Executive Chairman and CEO, NovaCHARGE
  • Amaiya Khardenavis, Analyst, EV Charging Infrastructure, Wood Mackenzie
  • Joshua Goldman, Vice President, Mobility, Xendee
  • Chris Phenner, Vice President, Business Development, FLASH
  • Nina Sadighi, P.E., SME, Sr. Program Manager, Electrical Engineering Base-Building Engineering Strategy, Global Reliability Team, Amazon
  • Sowmya Holla, P.E., Senior Technical Program Manager, Electrical Engineering, Amazon
  • Mobeen Mahmood, Staff Power Electronics Engineer, Rivian Automotive
  • Jim Duffy, Business Development Manager, EV and Power Solutions, Keysight Technologies
  • Victor Atlasman, Director of Engineering, Charging Ecosystems and Energy Storage Solutions, Atlis Motor Vehicles
  • Jim Cahaly, Business Development Manager, Intralogistics and Integrated Services, Wieland Electric
  • Tom Tansy, CEO, DER Security Corp, Chairman, SunSpec Alliance
  • Ralph Adams, V2X Lead & Director of Utility Partnerships, Rhombus Energy (A BorgWarner Company)
  • Katrina Smallacombe, Solutions Engineering Manager, Geotab
  • Andrew Ewing, Senior Solutions Engineering, Geotab
  • Pamposh Zutschi, Senior Director of Product Management, WiTricity
  • Ben Snyder, Manager, Business Development, Sparkion
  • Ugur Cem Merdamert, Electrical Engineer, AECOM
  • Chris Foley, Survey Service Leader, Westwood Professional Services
  • John Incorvaia, Market Segment Leader, Renewable Energy & EV Charging, GPRS Inc.

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Chicago Conference Center
205 W. Wacker Drive, 60605
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Event details
Organizer : SGO
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-23972