EPIC Energy Seminar: Panel Discussion on Transportation Electrification Infrastructure

December 4, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
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During the Fall and Spring semesters, EPIC presents the Energy Seminar Series with speakers from around the region. These experts share valuable information and their insight into trends and news that is related to energy. Seminars are FREE and are open to students, faculty, and the public. Pizza is included so please register to attend.

Abstract

Car manufacturers are increasing the number of electric vehicle (EV) models available to consumers, and consumers are interested. However, improvements and expansions to electric vehicle infrastructure (EVI) are necessary to serve this rapidly growing consumer base. Combining existing and emerging technologies to build this infrastructure is key, but equally important are policies and regulations to provide consistency in the installation of EVI and to assist in a quicker transition to EV use. Currently, state and local governments, charging station vendors, utilities, state agencies, infrastructure designers/builders/vendors, and consumer groups are working on these issues. Panelists at this EPIC Seminar will describe their experiences in deploying and managing EV’s and EVI, and they will discuss the challenges and opportunities they face in integrating these new technologies into current transportation systems.

Panelists

Marcy Bauer, Director of Program Operations, EVgo
Marcy has been working in the clean transportation space for almost 10 years, and her experience spans the entire sector – consumer and fleet education on vehicles and charging, charging station site development and host engagement, public policy, utility engagement, OEM engagement, and industry analysis. Ms. Bauer earned her Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from Vanderbilt University, and her Master of Environmental Science from Miami University in Ohio. Marcy is on the Steering Committee for Plug-In NC, and is involved in several clean transportation stakeholder and working groups throughout the Eastern region.

Lang Reynolds, Manager of Electric Transportation, Duke Energy
In this role, he is responsible for developing and implementing corporate strategy with the goal of increasing adoption of electric transportation throughout all six of Duke Energy’s electric service territories. Electric transportation technologies covered by his team include on-road light duty electric vehicles (EV) as well as medium and heavy-duty applications, along with non-road applications such as material handling and refrigerated trailers. Reynolds assumed his current position in 2017, following the expansion of Duke Energy’s economic development team to include electrification strategy. Prior to this role he worked across several teams within Duke Energy Renewables and distributed energy technology including national accounts marketing, commercial solar project finance, utility-scale solar development, battery storage and electric vehicles. Lang joined Duke Energy in 2015 following completion of his MBA at the University of Colorado. Prior to business school, he worked in finance for Morgan Stanley. He earned his bachelor’s

Jason Wager, Coordinator of the Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition and Principal Planner, Centralina Council of Governments
Jason has served as the Coordinator of the Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition (CCFC) since 2000. Wager is a Principal Planner at the Centralina Council of Governments, serving the nine-county Greater Charlotte, North Carolina region, where he has worked since 1996. Wager has a Master of Arts in Geography from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a concentration in urban and regional planning. He is an American Institute of Certified Planner, Certified Environmental Planner, and is a trained group facilitator.

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