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Webinar: EV Smart Charging Trial
February 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Featured Speakers: Steve Heinen, Future Network and Planning Manager and Duncan Head, GM Insights, Vector Limited
About the Webinar: The rapid emergence of electric vehicles can deliver energy security and environmental benefits by transitioning transportation from oil to electricity infrastructure, but will also pose new challenges to the electricity system. In order to better understand customer behaviour and network requirements for at-home charging, Vector, New Zealand’s largest electricity and gas distributor, has been carrying out an EV Smart Charging Trial with 200 EV owners over the last 2 years. The trial demonstrated that Smart Charing can successfully integrate EVs into the network while delivering customer satisfaction. The webinar will provide real-world insights and practical advice for strategists, engineers and other energy professionals around EV network integration based on the findings of the EV Smart Charging Trial.
About the Speakers: Steve Heinen is Future Network and Planning Manager at Vector. His responsibilities include architecting the network of the future and designing wire and non-wire solutions to meet future demand and customer expectations . Steve has previously worked a researcher at University College Dublin in Ireland, a global leader in integration of variable renewables, at the International Energy Agency in Paris and with ALSTOM Power. He has authored multiple journal articles and international reports such as the IEA’s Energy Technology Perspectives and Smart Grid Roadmap. Steve received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland, a master’s degree (MSc ETH) in mechanical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland, and a Master’s degree in energy economics from Paris-Dauphine University, France.
Duncan Head is GM Insights at Vector and has over 20 year’s experience in the energy industry covering markets, operations, regulation, investment and strategy. Duncan established Vector’s data and analytics function, the work of which has been the basis for Vector’s Symphony strategy. With a passion and focus on all things related to the Energy Transition, Duncan’s team is constantly looking to add to the body of knowledge that will support a fast, efficient and equitable shift to a decarbonised energy future. Duncan has business (hons) and law degrees from the University of Auckland.
Moderator: Charlie Smith, Executive Director, ESIG
Registration Cost: FREE
Q&A Session: We will be using the slido platform for Q&A. Please submit your questions and follow-along during the event at this link.