Seattle Vehicle-to-Grid Forum - June 6,7
- Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) describes a world in which the batteries of millions
of cars (most parked 23 hours a day) can become a part of a smart power grid.
You can see a brief explanation of it and links at
http://www.calcars.org/vehicles.html (the most resources are at
Following is the announcement of a conference that brings together many of
the key participants in V2G and in advocacy and development of
grid-connected vehicles (PHEVs/GO-HEVs)
Press Release (5.17.05) PLEASE DISTRIBUTE
Alliance of Sustainable Alternatives to Petroleum (ASAP)
"The Seattle Electric Vehicle to Grid Forum"
Community activists of the non-profit Sustainable Ballard believe that
Washington State is strategically poised to lead the nation in the
development, manufacture and implementation of renewable energy
technologies that will help wean our economy from its addictive dependence
on non-renewable and dwindling carbon resources such as coal and oil.
Clean, renewable energy is clearly this country's future. We can spearhead
it right here in Washington state.
"Technical Symposium on Vehicle To Grid Power"
Monday, June 6, 2005, 1:00pm to 4:30pm, Bertha Landes Room, City Hall,
600 Fourth Avenue South (entrance on Fifth Avenue)
A panel of experts will thoroughly cover vehicle-to-grid power at a
technical level. Planned topics include: comparison of plug-in hybrid with
battery vehicles, new sources of clean power in the Pacific Northwest,
modular factories for small-volume vehicle manufacturing, the economics of
V2G to support renewable energy policy and implementation strategies, and a
brief hands-on tutorial for calculating basic V2G power and price
parameters. The presentations will be interspersed with questions and
discussion with the audience.
"The Seattle Electric Vehicle to Grid Enterprise (V2G)"
Tuesday, June 7, 2005, 1:00pm to 4:30pm, Bertha Landes Room, City Hall,
600 Fourth Avenue South (entrance on Fifth Avenue)
This panel will bring together experts who can present exciting scenarios
in which we engage and deploy the manufacturing resources and
highly-trained workforces already in place here in the Pacific
Northwest. This panel advocates "connecting utility infrastructure with
automobiles" for the eventual creation, marketing and manufacturing of
Vehicle to Grid (V2G) in Seattle.
This forum is sponsored by Climate Solutions, Seattle City Light and
Forum invitees include:
Steve Nicholas, Director, City of Seattle's Office of Sustainability and
Environment. Steve Nicholas works to increase the environmental
sustainability of City operations and services, and to accelerate the
adoption of those practices in Seattle-area businesses, households, and
neighborhoods. In the early 1990s, Steve co-founded Sustainable Seattle, a
nonprofit organization promoting sustainability awareness and action. He
currently serves on the Governor's Sustainable Washington Advisory
Jorge Carrasco, Seattle City Light, Superintendent. Jorge Carrasco brings a
unique combination of insight and more than 30 years experience in the
manage.0 2 of a large city energy utility. Jorge's vision is focused on
the needs of our energy future and the role renewables play in meeting
those challenges. He is responsible for Seattle City Light's commitment to
emit zero net greenhouse gas emissions. http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/light
Panel Moderator, Patrick Mazza, Climate Solutions Research
Director. Patrick Mazza is a veteran journalist and accomplished
environmental reporter and activist, who leads the research and authoring
of Climate Solutions' special reports and publications. Patrick
co-authored the book "Stormy Weather: 101 Solutions to Climate Change" and
coordinated the Green Party's global climate position statement to the
December 1999 Kyoto Climate Summit, endorsed by 65 Green parties on six
Dr. Willett Kempton, Associate Professor and Senior Policy Scientist at
the University of Delaware. Dr. Willett Kempton is the innovator of the
electric vehicle-to-grid (V2G), the concept of connecting vehicles to allow
two-way electrical flow to the power grid. He has developed the concept,
equations and market analysis in a series of publications and research,
with students, colleagues and engineers, funded by utilities and public
agencies. His education combines electrical engineering, computer science
and anthropology. His career spans 35 years experience in energy systems,
environmental analysis, and technology policy. His two current research,
speaking, and publishing foci are V2G and offshore wind power (see
www.udel.edu/V2G and www.ocean.udel.edu/WindPower).
Tom Gage, President, AC Propulsion Inc. AC Propulsion manufactures
electric vehicle propulsion systems and develops world leading
vehicle-to-grid technology. AC propulsion electric vehicles can source or
sink grid power at up to 20 kW.. The AC Propulsion,tZero is an electric
sports car that out-accelerates a Lamborghini, but is more efficient than a
Honda Insight. http://www.acpropulsion.com
Dr. Mark Duvall, Manager of Technology Development, Electric Transportation
Technology Development Manager at EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute),
a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide collaborative science
and technology solutions for the electric power industry. Dr. Duvall
conducts research and technology development efforts in advanced
transportation, including hybrid system design, advanced energy storage,
vehicle efficiency, systems modeling, and environmental analysis. His
primary focus is plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and he oversees a number
of EPRI research partnerships and collaborations with the automotive
industry, state and federal agencies, national laboratories, and academic
research institutions. He currently heads up EPRI's Grid-Connected Hybrid
Electric Vehicle Working Group (HEVWG) and is EPRI's technical lead for the
Daimler Chrysler-EPRI Plug-in Hybrid Electric Sprinter Van Program.
Space is limited to 275 each day. To attend, you must RSVP and receive
confirmation. Please email us your name, company or organization, phone
number, address and which day(s) you will attend to
vic@... by May 31st.
Invitations to participate in upcoming "Alliance of Sustainable
Alternatives to Petroleum" (ASAP) quarterly forums are being extended to
Trade Unions, investors, representatives of local, state, and federal
government; utility companies; and small, medium and large renewable energy
companies and is open to the general public.
ASAP is an educational outreach project of the non-profit organization
Sustainable Ballard (Washington). http://www.sustainableballard.org "The
Future of Ballard Is To Make the Future Its Business"
Contacts for Event: Vic Opperman, 206.789.7646, Vic@...
Wilson, 360.440.2576, MarkWilsonASAP@...