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Q1 2020 Utility Working Group Presentation

Patricia Taylor, Sr. Manager of Regulatory Policy and Business Programs at the American Public Power Institute, Thor Hinckley, Sr. Program Manager at Forth and Connor Herman, Program Manager at Forth gave this presentation at the Utility Working Group webinar on March 17, 2020.

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Q1 2020 Utility Working Group Presentation

  1. 1. March 2020 | Forth 1
  2. 2. • IndustryGrowth and Development - Webring together businesses, utilities and communitiesto support growth, create living-wage jobs and strengthen our economy. • Policy Advocacy -Weadvocate for smart laws and policies that strengthen emerging mobility solutions and ensurecutting-edge technologies benefit us all. • Demonstration and Pilot Projects -Webring partnerstogether to demonstrate new technologies inreal-world projects that help improveour lives and expand mobility options. • Direct ConsumerEngagement -Weorganizeevents and test drives to showcase the latest technologies and bring thefun, efficiencyand money-savingbenefits of electric and smart mobility to the public. We AreActive in FourMain Areas Forth Is Changingthe Way WeGet Around March 2020 | Forth 2
  3. 3. 3 June 14-17, 2020 Portland, OR. 33rd InternationalElectric Vehicle Symposium Forthisco-hostingEVS33 EVS isthelargestelectricmobilityindustryeventintheworld bringsthousandsofindustryleaderstothePacificNorthwestfor thefirsttime. EVS Includes: • Tradeshowwithadiverseexhibitfloor • Cutting-edgepresentationson electricmobilityproductsand technologies • Utility101and201workshops • Rideanddriveevent • Public dayforlocal communitytoseeandexperiencenew electricmobilitytechnology • Toursoflocal demonstrationprojects ContactAshleyDuplanty,Forth’sInternationalMarketingManager March 2020 | Forth
  4. 4. March 2020 | Forth 4 Today’s Featured Speakers Patricia Taylor Sr.ManagerofRegulatoryPolicyand BusinessPrograms AmericanPublicPowerAssociation Thor Hinckley SeniorProgramManager Forth Connor Herman ProgramManager Forth WebinarModerator
  5. 5. #PublicPower Public Power Electric Vehicle Programs Forth Webinar March 17, 2020
  6. 6. #PublicPower American Public Power Association (APPA) •Represents the more than 2,000 public power utilities that serve 49 million people in 49 states •Advocates and advises Electricity policy Technology Trends Training Operations
  7. 7. #PublicPower Moving Public Power Forward • Technology and customers are evolving • APPA is helping public power utilities prepare for a new era in electricity through  Research  Education  Advocacy  New tools & technologies
  8. 8. #PublicPower Why Utilities Should Care About Electric Vehicles (EVs) •EVs are an opportunity and challenge for the electric sector •EVs represent a load and revenue growth opportunity for electric utilities •Lower vehicle operating and maintenance costs benefit customers and fleet operators •The lack of tailpipe emissions improves public and environmental health within the community •If the new load is left unmanaged, customers can add to system peak demand and stress grid infrastructure
  9. 9. #PublicPower EV Market Trends •EV prices are coming down •EV sales are increasing globally EV sales in the US were not as high as hoped for 2019 (2018 sales were higher) •EV range is improving •More EV models are entering the market •EVs go beyond personally owned vehicles •The rate of charging infrastructure deployment is increasing •Diverse stakeholders are entering the charging infrastructure market
  10. 10. #PublicPower EV Market Obstacles •Upfront cost •Knowledge and awareness •Charging infrastructure availability, reliability, and interoperability •Range anxiety •Access to EVs
  11. 11. #PublicPower What Your Utility Can Do •Deploy charging infrastructure •Educate employees, customers, and auto-dealers •Electrify utility fleet and support external fleet operators as they electrify •Evaluate rate design and payment options •Pilot vehicle-grid integration technologies •Provide incentives •Monitor and evaluate EV adoption and grid impacts within community
  12. 12. #PublicPower Deploy Charging Infrastructure Utilities can: •Incentivize other companies to deploy charging stations within their communities •Conduct make-ready investments •Deploy utility owned charging stations Elk River Municipal Utilities, MN
  13. 13. #PublicPower Electrify Utility Fleet and Support External Fleet Operators as they Electrify •Utilities can lead by example by electrifying their own fleet •Utilities can assist fleet operators understand charging needs, operations, and costs Kirkwood Electric, MO
  14. 14. #PublicPower Evaluate Rate Design and Payment Options •Utilities can examine their rate offerings to see how they may be incentivizing or de-incentivizing EVs •Rate design can also be used as a tool to help manage new load •For example, time-of-use (TOU) rates are popular for EV specific rates because they can encourage drivers to charge off peak
  15. 15. #PublicPower Salt River Project, AZ
  16. 16. #PublicPower Pilot Vehicle-Grid Integration Technologies •These technologies help with load management •Smart Charging/V1G enables utilities to slow down or turn off vehicle charge like in a traditional demand response program •Vehicle-to-grid/V2G is where utilities can use EVs to supply power back to the grid Austin Energy, TX V2G Pilot with Pecan Street
  17. 17. #PublicPower Provide Incentives •Utilities can consider offering rebates for EVs and/or charging infrastructure Burlington Electric Department, VT
  18. 18. #PublicPower Monitor and Evaluate EV Adoption and Grid Impacts within Community •Utilities can: Track adoption within their communities Monitor state policies and regulations that may impact adoption Study driver and charging behavior Analyze charging station utilization
  19. 19. #PublicPower Lincoln Electric System, NE
  20. 20. #PublicPower Educate Employees, Customers, and Auto-Dealers •As trusted energy advisors, utilities can educate their community about the technology, benefits and challenges associated with driving an EV, available incentives, rate options, and more •Educational efforts can range from information on the utility website to in-person ride and drive events
  21. 21. #PublicPower Sacramento Municipal Utility District, CA Seattle City Light, WA
  22. 22. #PublicPower EV Program Tips •Examine your state and local conditions •Develop a strategy and timeline •Determine metrics •Designate a champion •Work across utility to refine and implement •Engage your community •Keep up with EV trends
  23. 23. #PublicPower APPA EV Resources •Creating an Electric Vehicle Blueprint for Your Community •Getting Involved in Fleet Electrification •Public Power EV Activities Tracker •Electric Vehicle Interest Group •In Development: EV eBook •Collaborated on Edison Electric Institute Led: Preparing to Plug In Your Fleet •Collaborated on Electric Power Research Institute Led: Interoperability of Public Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
  24. 24. #PublicPower Thank you! Questions? Contact Patricia Taylor at Learn more about EVs at
  25. 25. March 2020 | Forth 26 The BonnevilleEnvironmentalFoundation Renewables Program The Bonneville EnvironmentalFoundation(BEF) workstoeliminatethe barrierstowidespread renewable energy adoption.Ourrenewable energy workis focusedin thePacific Northweststatesof Washington,Oregon, Idaho,andwestern Montana. As apartofitsrenewable energy work,BEF seeks tosupportthe development ofandaccessto zeroemission vehicles (ZEV)within utility territoriesserved byBonneville Power Administration(BPA).This fundwill award grantsupto$50,000.
  26. 26. March 2020 | Forth 27 Funding Categories • Infrastructure • CommunityEngagement • Smart Charging • Other 1. Increasesequitable access to ZEVs. 2. Promotes innovation throughhelping utilities overcome awareness, engagement, and ZED adoption barriers. 3. Contains potential for replicability. 4. Promotes currentor futuresmart charging. 5. Inclusionof matching funds that exceeds required amount. 6. Proposal to returnrevenueor Clean fuel credits to BEF. BEF’s Zero Emission Vehicle Innovation Fund Funding Priorities
  27. 27. March 2020 | Forth 28 EligibilityCriteria • Applicants must be preference utility customers of BPA. • Projects must propose solutions that have the potential to increase EV adoption within BPA preference utilityterritories. • Projects that address the needs of underserved communities are preferred. • Grants will beawarded up 75% of project costs. • Projects that will beimplemented within 12 months of award notification arepreferred. BEF’s Zero Emission Vehicle Innovation Fund SubmissionProcess Letters of Inquiry(LOIs) due on April 17th. If invited, a full application will be due on June 30th,2020. Applications may not exceed $50,000,and total awards will not exceed $200,000. Additional questions? Contact: View full opportunity infohere: e-environmental-foundation-announces-zero- emission-vehicle-innovation-fund
  28. 28. A series of well executed and organized Ride and Drive Events at farmer’s markets, sustainability-related events (e.g., Earth Day events), or classic car shows, is a great way to allow customers to experience driving electric. Test drives open people’s eyes to the advantages EVs offer, especially their responsiveness. Local auto dealers may also realize the benefits and may want to participate to help drive customers to their showrooms. CommunityEngagement Examplesof UtilityProjects March 2020 | Forth 29
  29. 29. For rural, suburban, and urban dwellers alike, selection of an EV is often dependent on their awareness of sites in their community where they can charge. By investing in charging infrastructure, the utility can accelerate market growth and spur the local economy by enabling EV tourism, while capturing the economic benefits of EV charging on its system. Chelan PUD has installed Lv2 chargers in partnership with local businesses to create local travel destinations for EV drivers. Infrastructure Examples of Utility Programs March 2020 | Forth 30
  30. 30. Smart workplace charging is an exciting opportunity to enhance electric vehicle adoption and provide benefits for government, utility and business employees. Smart charge software helps ensure that these new loads don’t disrupt the grid . The City of Ashland provide businesses $500 per charger for businesses that install a smart workplace Lv2 charging station. Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) offers $300 toward buying a new or used EV or installing a smart workplace Level 2 charging station. Smart Charging Examples of Utility Programs March 2020 | Forth 31
  31. 31. Puget Sound Energy is launching several pilots to discern the applicability of transportation electrification projects in low income communities, including a non- emergency medical services transportation pilot and a multi-family and low-income housing car share pilot. Pacific Power was a primary funder for Forth’s Community Electric Vehicle (CEV) Pilot Project. The project was a partnership between Forth and Hacienda CDC to test the feasibility of an electric car share in the Cully Neighborhood a low income neighborhood in NE Portland. Forth, Pacific Power and other local partners to launch an EV car share in rural Hood River, Oregon to test the financial sustainability of car sharing for low income residents, City employees, and the community at large. Other Examples of Utility Programs March 2020 | Forth 32
  32. 32. • Think about who you need to partner with community, local or regional. • New infrastructure can take lots of time and planning, so start now. • Leverage “creative” partnerships, think about community based organizations that might be willing to work with you. • Build in an equity component, where are you locating these projects? Who are you looking to reach? • Be creative, combine the release of an EV Charger rebate to customers with a community Ride and Drive. Communications is Key Creatinga Project in Your Community March 2020 | Forth 33
  33. 33. Connor Herman Patricia Taylor Thor Hinckley BEF Innovation Fund Questions? March 2020 | Forth 34