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System planning for fleet electrification and the rapidly changing impacts to the distribution grid

February 06, 2023

Even before California banned the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035, California was facing increasing electric demand due to the accelerating adoption of light-duty electric vehicles from residential and commercial customers. Meanwhile, medium and heavy-duty vehicle electrification forecasts are constantly shifting, leaving little confidence for distribution utilities attempting to plan ahead. And a single fast charging interconnection request ahead of schedule can trigger a multi-year transmission and/or distribution upgrade for a utility. Until vehicle electrification forecasts stabilize, what can utilities do to all developers to still meet the needs of their customers?

Chairperson
Justin Regnier, Supervisor, Interconnection and Distribution Engineering - California Public Utilities Commission
Moderator
Mark Esguerra, Director of Distribution System Planning and Strategy - Southern California Edison
Speakers
Billy Gamboa, 15 year Distributed Energy Professional
Dr. Bashir Siddiqui, Business Development Manager, Utilities - Western US Region  - ABB
Devin Rauss, Principal Manager of Grid Strategy and Policy - SCE
Jacqueline Piero, US Head of Policy and Regulatory - Mobility House
Raphael Declercq, CEO - PowerFlex
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