Webinar: Evolving Grid Planning Practices for Electric Vehicles
December 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Featured Speaker: Sean Morash, Principal, Telos Energy
About the Webinar: Transportation electrification is accelerating and will affect all facets of the power system, but the effects will be most pronounced for distribution systems where vehicle charging could quickly overwhelm grid edge equipment. An evolution of the grid will be needed to effectively integrate the quantity of expected EVs and there could be large impacts across the system, not just on EV owners. Because of the timelines associated with building new distribution and transmission infrastructure, decisions today, or lack thereof, will impact the preparedness of the grid for the expected demand. Despite the high uncertainty of the timing and magnitude of this new demand, there are opportunities to lay a grid planning foundation today that will support a grid that enables widespread vehicle electrification.
This webinar will cover the forthcoming report developed by the ESIG Grid Planning for Vehicle Electrification Task Force over the last year. It will outline the four priorities for effectively integrating vehicle electrification into grid planning. It will cover the practices from across the industry and identify where improvement is needed, with a primary focus on distribution planning, forecasting, smart charging, and opportunities to supplement existing annual processes.
About the Speaker: Sean Morash is a Principal at Telos Energy with experience across a range of topics, including power system modeling, transmission and distribution planning, and technology integration. He recently coordinated the ESIG Task Force on Grid Planning for Vehicle Electrification and is actively leading a similar task force on building electrification. For the last 10 years, he has worked on projects that combine the traditional disciplines of economics, engineering, technology, and policy. Beyond the strategy work, Sean has performed detailed production modeling to inform a balancing authority’s operational reserves practices and developed a novel dynamic line rating forecasting methodology using machine learning techniques.
Moderator: Debbie Lew, Associate 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.