May 19, 2020 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: 202 D
           $495 Registration Fee



7 am - 8 am

Breakfast Buffet - Ballroom C


8 am




8 am - 8:15 am

Welcome & Overview 


David McKendry, Sr Fellow, Canadian Electricity Association, & Board Member, CS Week


8:15 am – 9:15 am

The World View
Melting the ICE
(Internal Combustion Engine)


Speaker:  Peter Fox-Penner, Director, Boston University's Institute for Sustainable Energy & Professor at Boston University Questrom School of Business

  Facilitator: Penni McLean-ConnerSr VP & CCO, Eversource  & 
Board Chair, CS Week


A decade after the launch of the contemporary global electric vehicle market, most cities are ill-prepared for the tidal wave of change that will soon reach them as EV adoption rates accelerate. Some cities, and the leaders who shape them, are meeting and even leading the demand for EV infrastructure. This presentation provides an overview of the findings from his book Melting the ICE which aggregates deep, groundbreaking research in the areas of urban EV deployment for city managers, private developers, urban planners, and utilities who want to understand and lead change. Additional content will touch on:

  • Lessons from China and the West in the transition from the Internal Combustion Engine to Electric Vehicles
  • The Critical Role of Public Charging Infrastructure
9:15 am – 10:15 am The Utility View
  Speakers: John Shipman, Dept Mgr, Electric Vehicles, ConEd
James Cater, Program Lead EV Infrastructure, Eversource
  Leading large utilities share their experiences, challenges and opportunities through the growth of the EV market in a panel discussion format. Topics will include pricing models, approach to the market, and product and service offerings.
 10:15 am - 10:30 am Networking Break - Coffee and Tea
10:30 am - 11:30 am The Utility View - continued
  Speakers: Karl Popham,  EV and Emerging Technology  Mgr, Austin Energy &
France Lampron,
Dir, Transportation Electrification, Hydro Quebec
  Leading large utilities share their experience, challenges and opportunities through the growth of the EV market. Topics will include pricing models, approach to the market, product & service offerings, etc.
11:30 am - 12 pm The Infrastructure Experience View
  Speakers: Brookes Shean, Gerneral Mgr, USA east and Central CanadaFlo/AddENERGIE
Dan O'Shea, 
Dir, Utility Business Dev, EV Infrastructure, US, ABB Inc. 
  EV product and service suppliers have gained much experience in helping to operationalize the EV market. Leading EV suppliers will provide their observations and will outline the latest trends and developments.
12 pm - 1 pm Networking Lunch - Ballroom C


Opportunity to network with utility EV leads and experts from across North America


1 pm – 2:30 pm

Utility EV Best Practices Workshop

   Facilitator: David McKendry, Sr Fellow, Canadian Electricity Association, and Board Member, CS Week

Utility EV leads, experts and supporting organizations from across North America will participate in a facilitated best-practices, roundtable discussion. Deliverables include a prioritized industry view of the:

  • Top challenges of EV implementation
  • Top opportunities for EV implementation
  • Top things utilities must get right as they implement their EV strategy
  • Solutions discussion
2:30 pm – 3 pm EVCx Forum Synergy Group - Moving Forward & Close
  Facilitator: David McKendry, Sr Fellow, Canadian Electricity Association, and Board Member, CS Week

Help lead our industry move forward by participating in a round-table discussion of how to get the most benefit from the EVCx Forum Synergy Group

  • Topics for future exploration
  • Webinar opportunities between EVCx Forum Synergy Group face-to-face meetings
  • Meeting cadence
  • Governance model
  • Selection of EVCx Forum Synergy Group Chair, Vice-Chairs, Advisory group members
  • Feedback on today's Synergy Group
  • Attendee Satisfaction Survey
  • Next steps and close

If you have a Synergy Group question, please contact:

Shawnna Ansley

Synergy Groups Manager