Thursday, SEPTEMBER 19TH​

Breakout Session 1 (2:00 - 3:15 pm)

Funding Programs for Electric Vehicle Charging (1 hr 15 min)

Electric utilities in the Midwest, with the support of public utilities and public service commissions, are rolling out programs to invest in EV charging facilities and other transportation electrification efforts. Learn what’s going on today and the near future in the Midwest and beyond. Understand emerging lessons learned and best practices from programs thus far. Hear about state funding being made available through the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust and even programs based in local governments. Finally, learn about a brand-new methodology currently under development at a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory to quantify emissions benefits from proposed EV charging projects within a utility program, state agency, local or private EVSE program framework.

Moderator: Joe Halso, Associate Attorney, Sierra Club

Dan Lipschultz, Commissioner & Vice-chair, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

Alauddin Alauddin, Assistant Chief, Ohio EPA Office of Environmental Education

Justin Wilson, Director - Public Policy, ChargePoint

Breakout Session 2 (3:45 - 5:00 pm)

Smart Mobility: Challenges & Opportunities in a Changing Landscape (1 hr 15 min)

“Smart Mobility” has achieved the status of jargon. It’s meaning seems to depend on who you are and your interest and role in transportation. One key pillar of the concept is sharing vehicle assets, rather than tying use of one vehicle to one person. Others include safety, system and individual vehicle efficiency, advanced vehicle technologies, increased environmental sustainability, reduced costs, and increased access to mobility by those who have struggled with isolation. Tying everything together and helping to enable these results is technology, especially real-time mobile communications and data. It’s a powerful vision. Yet, as smart mobility takes form, we see potential challenges and pitfalls, including increased congestion, the potential for greatly increased energy consumption, adverse environmental impacts, safety concerns from new modes, and uncertainties about how new transportation services can be integrated into existing ones. In this session, you will learn where we are today, what’s on the horizon, and possible solutions that are truly smart.

Moderator: Luke Stedke, Managing Director of Communications, DriveOhio

Creighton Randall, Chief Executive Officer & Principal Consultant, Mobility Development Partners

Maureen Marshall, Midwest Regional Director, Calstart

Kevin Schwain, Electric Vehicle Program Lead, Xcel Energy

Corey Ershow, Policy Manager, Lyft

Patrick Harris, Director of Government Affairs & Special Projects, Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) 


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