Beyond the Plug: How Automotive OEMs are Changing the Scope for Utility EV Programs


Series: EVs, Smart Cities and DERMS
Date: 07-21-2021
Time: 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM CT

Electric vehicles and EV supply infrastructure are a fast-growing part of the utility DER mix, and recently the car manufacturers (OEMs) themselves have stepped up to be a major player. This panel will highlight some early partnerships between utilities and Ford Motor Company, which is one of a group of OEMs supporting a standards-based approach. The panelists will present a path forward for scalable integration of multiple different OEMs into the utility grid, leveraging the EPRI-led Open Vehicle Grid Integration Platform (OVGIP), which includes the OpenADR protocols for automating distributed energy resource integration into the grid.

    Presented by:

    Dave McCreadie, EV Data and Energy Services at Ford Motor Company OVGIP Standards-Based Architecture
    Eric Maurer, Product Developer at Xcel Energy
    Rolf Bienert, Managing Director at OpenADR Alliance
    Ryan Dekimpe, Marketing Analyst at DTE Energy OEM Perspective


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