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  • Felix Kramer
    Here s information on three upcoming events: an all-day workshop Weds, July 15 in San Francisco with an all-star lineup of presenters -- you can attend or
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      Here's information on three upcoming events: an
      all-day workshop Weds, July 15 in San Francisco
      with an all-star lineup of presenters -- you can
      attend or watch online; Plug In America's Benefit
      Party at a beautiful winery August 9 in the San
      Francisco Bay Area; and additional details about
      Plug-In 2009 in Long Beach August 10-13. (This is
      the last week for early bird discounted
      registrations for this event.) All three events
      will shortly be updated at http://www.calcars.org/events.html

      (Shortly after it goes out on email, this posting
      will also be viewable at
      http://www.calcars.org/news-archive.html -- there
      you can add CalCars-News to your RSS feed.)

      * CPUC Workshop -- Plug in Electric Vehicle Integration Issues
      July 15, 2009 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Auditorium, California Public Utilities
      Commission, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102

      Agenda:
      http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/NR/rdonlyres/30DEB4E2-1904-4AAA-9317-738840927867/0/SmartGridWorkshop4070909F.pdf


      According to some projections, electric cars
      could transform our transportation system,
      revitalize our aging power grid, and help
      California achieve its goals to reduce greenhouse
      gas emissions. This workshop explores the
      potential for electric vehicles, how electric
      vehicles could interact with the Smart Grid, and
      what steps, if any, state and local government
      agencies should take to support electric vehicles
      as a cleaner alternative to conventional combustion fueled vehicles.

      Each section of the agenda will begin with a
      brief presentation (i.e. five minutes) by each
      panel member. The presentations will be followed
      by discussion moderated by Administrative Law Judge Timothy Sullivan.
      A video webcast of the workshop is at
      http://www.californiaadmin.com/cgi-bin/cpuc.cgi
      (this is the correct URL; an incorrect one has been distributed)

      Presentations will be on the web for viewing at
      http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/energy/smartgrid.htm.

      Welcome and Opening Comments 10:00 a.m.­10:15 a.m.
      Commissioner Rachelle Chong and other officials

      10:15 a.m.­12:00 p.m. The Perfect Storm for
      Electric Vehicle Market Growth in California?
      * What is the expected growth of the electric
      vehicle market in California (including light
      duty, medium duty, heavy duty, and off road)?
      * Why would a consumer want to own an electric vehicle?
      * What are the environmental benefits and
      negative impacts of relying on electric vehicles?
      * How does electricity compare to other
      alternative transportation fuels, such as natural gas?
      Panelists:
      * Saul Zambrano, Pacific Gas & Electric
      * Chelsea Sexton – Founder of Lightning Rod Foundation and Plug in America
      * Simon Mui, Natural Resources Defense Council
      * William Zobel, Sempra Utilities

      LUNCH BREAK 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

      PEV Showcase: Vehicle and vendor participants: *
      Southern California Edison (SCE), (Ford Motors,
      Ford Escape Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle)
      * Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), (AC Propulsion,
      eBox; Mitsubishi Motors, iMiEV) * San Diego Gas &
      Electric (SDG&E), (A123/Hymotion Conversion,
      Toyota Prius) * Better Place, (Battery swapping
      video demonstration, Nissan Rogue) * Coulomb
      Technologies, Inc. * Tesla Motors (Tesla Motors,
      Tesla Roadster) * Clipper Creek, Inc.

      1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Paving the Way for Plug in Electric Vehicles
      * What models do we have for charging infrastructure?
      * What are the technological barriers to growth
      in the electric vehicle market?
      * What technical standards have been established
      to ensure that charging equipment will be safe and easy to use?
      * What steps should the CPUC take to ensure
      development of efficient and cost effective charging infrastructure?
      * How will utilities need to prepare for the
      added electricity demand that will accompany widespread electric vehicle use?
      Panelists:
      * Rich Scholer, Ford Motors, Society of Automotive Engineers
      * Marcus Alexander, Electric Power Research Institute
      * Professor Andy Frank, UC Davis, Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.
      * Jason Wolf, Better Place
      * Richard Lowenthal, CEO, Coulomb Technologies, Inc.

      2:30 - 2:45 PM Break
      2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Smart Grid and Electric Vehicles
      * How would electric vehicles help improve the
      efficiency and stability of the electricity grid?
      * How can electric vehicles help make better use
      of electricity from renewable sources?
      * What problems and opportunities are associated
      with “vehicle to grid” energy storage systems?
      Panelists:
      * Ed Kjaer, SCE
      * Jasna Tomic, CALSTART
      * Duke Luu, CAISO
      * John Clark, GridPoint

      * CALCARS IS A HOST COMMITTEE MEMBER AND AUCTION
      DONOR FOR PLUG IN AMERICA'S GALA BENEFIT PARTY
      AUGUST 9. You can go straight from this event to Long Beach for Plug In 2009!
      Here's the description: sign up at http://www.PlugInAmerica.org/party

      Please join us for Plug-ins, Pinots and Progress
      Sunday, August 9th (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) at
      Thomas Fogarty Winery in Woodside, CA

      We'll toast to accelerating the EV movement! -
      2nd Annual Benefit Party for Plug In America
      This is more than a great party! Plug In America
      is driving the clean vehicle movement towards
      widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles
      recharged by clean, domestic energy. Help us
      break our addiction to oil and fight climate
      change by supporting Plug In America (while
      drinking lovely Santa Cruz Mountains wines!) at
      our Northern California debut event.

      Featuring
      * Plug-in Electric Vehicles rarely seen before
      * Auction items for everyone
      * Organic hors d'oeuvres, divine wine and more

      * PROGRAM SET FOR 2 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS AT
      PLUG-IN 2009. For the conference and expo, August
      10-13, 2009 in Long Beach, CA, the early-bird
      discounted registration DISCONT DEADLINE IS JULY
      17 (as are the discount hotel reservations):
      Register now at
      http://www.plugin2009.com/registration.html.
      Previously we've posted the agenda and
      participants. Find the latest list (including
      the panel we're moderating and participating in,
      "Plug-In Grassroots and Legislative Advocacy"
      also featuring Steve Marshall, Cascadia Center,
      and Jay Friedland, Plug In America) at
      http://www.plugin2009.com/agenda.html . The
      organizers have just released details on two
      great Monday pre-conference workshops, both 1-6PM:

      I. BATTERY WORKSHOP
      Cell Chemistry and Technologies: Moderator: Naum
      Pinsky, Southern California Edison
      * Venkat Srinivasan, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
      * Cyrus Ashtiani, EnerDel

      Battery Manufacturing and Cost: Moderator: Klaus
      Brandt, Gaia Akkumulatorenwerke
      * Paul Nelson, Argonne National Laboratory
      * Peter Mock, DLR

      Materials and Recycling: Moderator: Fritz
      Kalhammer, Kalhammer Electrochemical & Energy Technologies
      * Linda Gaines, Argonne National Laboratory
      * Mark Caffarey, Umicore
      * Steve Sloop, OnTo Technology

      Panel Discussion: What Have We Learned?:
      Moderator: Haresh Kamath, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
      * Naum Pinsky, Southern California Edison
      * Klaus Brandt, Gaia Akkumulatorenwerke
      * Fritz Kalhammer, Kalhammer Electrochemical & Energy Technologies

      II. PLUG-IN READINESS WORKSHOP: Moderator: Mark
      Duvall, Electric Transportation, Electric Power Research Institute

      * Making Your Community Plug-In Ready - The
      Automaker Perspective: Britta Gross, General Motors Corporation
      * Community and City Infrastructure Planning: Bob Hayden, City of San Francisco
      * Planning and Executing Charging Infrastructure
      Projects: Enid Joffe, Clean Fuel Connection
      * Electrical Codes and Regulations for EV Charging Equipment: Greg Nieminski
      * Installation of Residential Charging Equipment: Mike Waters, Progress Energy*
      * Design of Charging Infrastructure for Fleet and
      Public Installations: Ron Thompson, Eaton Corporation

      * Cost Estimation for Residential, Commercial and
      Public Charging Installations: Mark Duvall,
      Electric Transportation, Electric Power Research Institute
      * Fast Charging Technology - Tokyo Electric Power
      Company’s EV Demonstration: Takafumi Anegawa, Tokyo Electric Power Company
      * EV and PHEV Consumer Behavior and Charging
      Habits: Jamie Davies, University of California at Davis

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      Felix Kramer fkramer@...
      Founder California Cars Initiative
      http://www.calcars.org
      http://www.calcars.org/news-archive.html
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