May 6 to 9, 2019

Hôtel Le Concorde, Quebec City, QC

MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO

7:30 – 8:30

Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30

Moderator :
Neetika Sathe
Alectra inc.

Roundtable – Women in e-Mobility


Sarah Houde, President & CEO, Propulsion Québec

Sarah Houde spent her early career as a communications and public relations director in the private and non‑profit sectors before becoming executive director of Youth Fusion, a pan‑Canadian charity that doubled in size in its three years under her leadership. She then joined private equity firm XPND Capital as vice president of public and government affairs, steering a number of transport electrification projects. In the fall of 2017 she was named CEO of Quebec’s new cluster for electric and smart transportation and was tasked with positioning the province as one of the sector’s global leaders.

Ms. Houde holds a bachelor’s and a master’s in political science and a graduate management diploma.

Cara Clairman, President & CEO, Plug N’ Drive

Cara Clairman is President and CEO of Plug’n Drive, a non-profit that is accelerating the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) to maximize their environmental and economic benefits. Cara has more than 20 years of experience working in the fields, including 12 years working at Ontario Power Generation, initially as OPG’s environmental lawyer and later in the role Vice President of Sustainable Development.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall and a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from Queen’s University. Cara is the 2017 recipient of the Women in Renewable Energy’s ‘Woman of the Year’ award.

Suzanne Goldberg ,Director of Public Policy - Canada, ChargePoint

Suzanne Goldberg is an energy, climate, and electric vehicle policy expert with over 10 years of experience. She is currently the Director of Public Policy for ChargePoint in Canada, the leading provider of smart, networked electric vehicle charging infrastructure, with over 55,000 charging points across North America.

In this role she covers federal, provincial and municipal affairs, managing engagement on electric vehicle policy across Canada. Prior to ChargePoint, Suzanne was the Director of Research and outreach for START at Simon Fraser University and a founding partner of the consulting firm Navius Research.

09:30 – 10:00

Networking break

10:00 – 11:30

TS10 . TRANSIT #2

Smart cities

Moderator:
Christian Leboeuf

Manager, Technology and Projects
Réseau de transport de la Capitale

TS10.1 ELECTRIFYING TRANSIT: CLEAN SMART AND COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Presenter(s): Stephanie Medeiros, ABB Inc., Montreal QC

Technology advancements, environmental policy and the payback economics of electric transportation are all pushing transit and fleet markets farther every year. These trends have created high demand for newer, smarter yet practical and grid-ready charging infrastructure solutions. This session will discuss best practices and the partnerships needed to implement flexible, reliable and interoperable electric transit and fleet operations.

TS10.2 BEST PRACTICES FOR DESIGNING COMPREHENSIVE CHARGING SYSTEMS FOR TRANSIT FLEET

Presenter(s): Kevin Christopher, ChargePoint, Los Angeles CA, USA

Fueled by ambitious GHG reduction targets and government or utility incentives, a significant number of transit agencies in Canada and across the globe have announced plans to electrify their fleets. New York City, the largest US municipal transit system, plans to convert its entire public bus fleet—more than 5,000 buses—to electric buses by 2040. Here in Canada, the Toronto Transit Commission, which maintains Canada’s largest transit system (and the third largest in North America) plans to convert over 30 buses to electric by mid-2019 and plans to procure only zero-emission buses starting in 2025. Converting bus fleets to electric requires a shift in the way transit agencies plan their energy use, vehicle scheduling and fueling infrastructure. ChargePoint has worked with transit agencies across North America to design and deliver a comprehensive approach to charging systems for transit fleets. This presentation will draw on lessons learned and share best practices regarding how transit agencies can design charging systems to deliver predictable, reliable and cost-effective electric fuelling systems.

TS10.3 STANDARDIZED FAST CHARGERS WITH ENERGY STORAGE FOR ELECTRIC BUS FLEET: A CANADIAN CASE STUDY

Presenter(s): Anaissia Franca, CUTRIC, Montreal QC

Phase II of the Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration & Integration Trial led by CUTRIC aims to deploy battery electric buses with standardized overhead fast chargers across several jurisdictions in Canada. This project builds upon the knowledge and technology development of phase I by integrating higher power chargers (up to 600 kW) as well as energy storage devices to reduce demand charges and manage grid resiliency. The scope of this phase is to have at least six transit agencies involved with mandatory procurement requirements of at least eight buses and two chargers. This presentation will review the feasibility and outcomes of adding energy storage in conjunction with the 600 kW fast chargers for different scenarios on actual transit selected by the participating transit agencies.

TS10.4 ELECTRIFYING LAVAL'S BUS FLEET

Presenter(s): Gheorghe Munteanu, Société de transport de Laval, Laval Qc

Considering the Société de transport de Laval (STL) plans to electrify its bus fleet and purchase exclusively 100% electric buses starting in 2023, we need to start a transition and go beyond change management. The STL needs to migrate to new paradigms with ramifications in all directions. Accordingly, a program was implemented and will be presented, with a focus on a new phase 2 study launched in 2018. This program analyses specifically the charging system of the vehicle, the maintenance processes of buses and infrastructure, the size of the bus systems, the charging simulations in accordance with the capacity of the new garage and buses, the size of the infrastructure, the impact on human resources, the required computing environment, the impacts on human health, the indicator analysis, etc.

10:00 – 11:30

TS11. TRUCKS & OTHER APPLICATIONS

Technology & Innovation

Moderator:
Guillaume Longchamps
 
Transportation Planning Advisor
Ville de Montréal

TS11.1 AUTONOMOUS, INTELLIGENT, AND ALL-ELECTRIC FARM VEHICLES

Presenter(s): Jean-Marc Pittet, Elmec inc, Shawinigan QC

Our business model is to offer an autonomous and intelligent tractor rental service to address notably the shortage of employees in agriculture. This service will reduce costs for the farmer who will not have to buy and maintain expensive equipment. Deploying tractors in groups to work in a coordinated and optimal way is innovative and guarantees a continued presence in the field. Being electric and autonomous, these vehicles will contribute to reducing GHG emissions, and encourage more sustainable agriculture by reducing the need for fertilizers (precision agriculture) and promoting techniques such as mechanical weeding. A mobile unit will charge the autonomous electric tractors on the agricultural sites with renewable energy. We will develop tractor control interfaces to be used from intelligent mobile devices. Communication will be continually maintained between the vehicles to coordinate agricultural tasks.

TS11.2 EV SIDEWALK VACUUM, DESIGN AND PROTOTYPING

Presenter(s): Frederick Prigge, IVI, Saint-Jérôme QC

The presentation will cover the design and prototyping of a full electric sidewalk cleaner. Municipal outdoor motorized equipments are a significant source of air and noise pollution in our urban enters. This project aims at reducing both these nuisances with a typical outdoor cleaning equipment. This machine can be viewed as a stepping stone to electrify many other urban equipment (parc mowers, bus stop cleaning equipment, etc).

Topics covered will include
– seamless operator transition
– battery pack sizing
– energy usage optimization
– acceptable price premium
– real life results

The vehicle will also be available for demonstrations during the ride and drive event.

 

TS11.3 WHY THE NEXT BIG SHIFT IN ELECTRIC MOBILITY WILL BE IN THE LIGHT AND MEDIUM DUTY TRUCKS?

Presenter(s): François Dubé, Nordresa, Laval QC

The last big technology improvement in the class 4 to 7 segment is long behind us and this segment is on the edge of being part of the electrification wave that has touched the passenger vehicles. The different technologies in charging infrastructures, in power management and in vehicles controllers are production ready for mass market to bring a cost-effective solution for fleet managers.

TS11.4 THE DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES - CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Presenter(s): Carl Beaulieu, Services PRÉCICAD Inc., Québec QC

  • Why an electric vehicle? Quebec’s advantages.
  • Design challenges: Importance of materials and production processes to build the various frame components vs. the number of vehicles to be produced, design aesthetic, weight and production costs.
  • Mechanical design challenges: Selection of mechanical elements (axles, brakes, steering, etc.) vs. reliability and performance of vehicle.
  • Optimization challenges: simulation / optimization of performances, weight reduction of the frame vs. energy efficiency.

10:00 – 11:30

TS12. CHARGING POLICY REGULATIONS 

Consumers & Policies

Moderator:
  Louis-Philippe Gagné

Team Lead, Decarbonization of Transportation
Environnement et Changement climatique Canada

TS12.1 CANADIAN EV POLICY ROUNDUP

Presenter(s): Travis J. Allan,  FLO, Mississauga ON

The last year has been a busy time for Canadian EV charging-related policy development. This presentation will provide updates on some of the most important policies impacting EV charging in Canada including: (1) the federal clean fuel standard, a major Canadian policy intended to support clean fuels and energy, including EV charging, (2) Quebec’s experimental “BR” charging rate (3) the British Columbia Utilities Commission’s important inquiry into EV charging services, (4) updates on the Ontario’s building code and “right to charge” condominium regulations, and (5) the implementation of Canada’s new privacy breach notification obligations.

TS12.2 CANADIAN EV POLICY ROUNDUP

Presenter(s): Suzanne Goldberg, ChargePoint, Los Angeles CA, USA

The last year has been a busy time for Canadian EV charging-related policy development. This presentation will provide updates on some of the most important policies impacting EV charging in Canada including: (1) the federal clean fuel standard, a major Canadian policy intended to support clean fuels and energy, including EV charging, (2) Quebec’s experimental “BR” charging rate (3) the British Columbia Utilities Commission’s important inquiry into EV charging services, (4) updates on the Ontario’s building code and “right to charge” condominium regulations, and (5) the implementation of Canada’s new privacy breach notification obligations.

TS12.3 POWER TO CHARGE

Presenter(s): Don Chandler, AES Engineering, Vancouver BC

As EVs grow in popularity, governments are requiring that building owners provide EV infrastructure for all residential parking. The question arises of how much power is needed for the building installation. Power capacity directly relates to cost, and cost impacts EV adoption.   The energy needed to charge an EV depends on the distance driven, vehicle efficiency, environmental conditions, charging losses and car conditioning.  Whether or not residential charging will be sufficient depends on how long we spend at home, total power available, and  charging technology efficiency. We need enough power to charge overnight, but not make EV infrastructure uneconomical.  There are regional variations in how far we drive, temperature, types of cars and trucks, and geography.  Smart technologies can optimize power use and reduce the cost of infrastructure when applied with an understanding of these limiting factors.   This presentation informs policy and engineering design.

TS12.4 INSTALLATION GUIDE FOR EV CHARGING STATIONS

Presenter(s): Pier-Alexandre Fortin, Société québécoise des infrastructures, Québec Qc

The Société québécoise des infrastructures (SQI) manages Québec’s real estate holdings and is central to the transportation electrification plan of the province. This plan aims, among other things, to replace gas-powered government vehicles by EVs, and install charging stations in government buildings. The SQI has developed an EV charging station installation manual for its owned and rented buildings. This guide allows: – To present the different installation possibilities of charging stations to internal and external project managers; – To standardize the installation of charging stations in SQI’s owned and rented buildings; – To promote awareness regarding the impacts on the electricity network of the buildings when adding EV charging stations.

TS12.5 MEASUREMENT CANADA - UPDATE OF CURRENT STATUS AND FUTURE DIRECTION FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF ENERGY

Presenter(s): Paul Rivers, Measurement Canada, Toronto ON

This presentation will cover the role of Measurement Canada (MC) as a federal regulator under the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act and our responsibilities with respect to the measurement of electricity and natural gas within Canada. Measurement Canada will also discuss our current position to support the Government of Canada’s ZEV strategy to allow for the introduction and development of infrastructure through alternative billing arrangements. In addition, MC will discuss future strategies for accelerating the introduction of measurement base devices in the Canadian trade market, this will cover both short term and long term solutions.

11:45 – 13:30

Awards Luncheon

presented by

13:30 – 15:00

Moderator :
Simon Ouellette
ChargeHub

Panel #2 – Evolution of e-Mobility Perceptions


John Voelcker, Automotive journalist, Green Car Reports

 John Voelcker is an automotive journalist and industry analyst. He specializes in advanced technologies, particularly powertrains and the energy policies that affect them. Over 9 years, he wrote or edited more than 10,000 articles for GreenCarReports.com and reviewed hundreds of new cars. His work also appears in Wired, Popular Science, Technology Review, IEEE Spectrum, and other periodicals, and he is a regular guest and commentator on broadcast programs including NPR’s “All Things Considered.” John received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.

Hugo Jeanson, General Manager, Bourgeois Chevrolet

 Coming soon.

Ben Sharpe, Senior Researcher and Canada Lead, International Council on Clean Transportation

Ben Sharpe is a Senior Researcher in the ICCT’s Heavy-Duty Vehicle Program and also serves as Canada Lead for the organization. He is currently doing technical analyses to support ongoing policy development for reducing fuel consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and criteria pollutants from on-road vehicles. His doctorate work at the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California in Davis primarily focused on life-cycle assessments of advanced vehicles and emission-control technologies for the on-road heavy-duty vehicle sector. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Davis.

Simon-Pierre Rioux, President, AVEQ

A reference in e-mobility, Simon-Pierre Rioux shares his passion and knowledge with the public through structured conferences, knowing how to explain a complex subject with clear, succinct and accessible language. Chiropractor for over 20 years, he is the founder and president of the Association des véhicules électriques du Québec (AVÉQ).

15:00 – 15:30

Networking break

15:30 – 17:15

TS13. FLEETS #2 

Smart cities

Moderator:
Ian Neville

 Climate Policy Analyst
City of Vancouver

TS13.1 WHICH IS THE BEST SUITED EV FOR LATIN AMERICAN CITIES?

Presenter(s): Alfredo Santana, Research Center in Automotive Mechatronics, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexique

EVs are presented as a zero-emission solution to problems involving people and goods mobility in large cities. Many automotive companies have set up significant production and sale programs for EVs. The media reports the efforts of the government, the industry, and the NGOs to put in place policies and incentives to encourage EV adoption, a symbol of green technology. Focusing on Latin American cities, this presentation will ask whether green policies in these countries favour EVs. Given the current status of this technology, EVs might be unadjusted to Latin American countries. Our analysis will focus on driving cycles, geographical conditions, access to technology, costs, and EV infrastructure. These elements result in a different use scenario compared to European cities, where EV adoption is currently stronger.

TS13.2 PORTRAIT OF AN EV PUBLIC FLEET

Presenter(s): François Marchand, Ministère du Transports – Centre de gestion de l’équipement roulant, Québec QC

The Centre de gestion de l’équipement roulant (CGER) manages the vehicle fleet of the Quebec Ministry of Transportation, other ministries, organizations, and cities in the province. It boasts one of the largest EV fleet in North America. This presentation will provide an overview of the number of EVs in the CGER fleet, the path taken to get to this point, the challenges encountered, and the solutions implemented to achieve our goal. This presentation will also show the impacts of EVs on fleet management and our activities.

TS13.3 ONTARIO POWER GENERATION'S JOURNEY TOWARDS AN ELECTRIFIED FLEET

Presenter(s): Andrea Brown, Ontario Power Generation, Toronto ON

Ontario Power Generation is electrifying its fleet and powering up its vehicles with clean power made in Ontario. Over the past year we have added over 2 dozen BEVs and PHEVs to the fleet, and now have over 50 charging points across our sites.   This presentation will examine technical and stakeholder challenges encountered during electrification efforts and provide strategies for dealing with them. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from OPG’s employee engagement efforts and employee feedback. They will also learn what to expect in terms of emissions reductions and fuel savings. This presentation will provide valuable insights for any other company or community looking to electrify its own fleets and provide workplace charging.

TS13.4 APPLYING INNOVATIVE LOCAL GOVERNMENT POLICIES TO REDUCE CORPORATE FLEET EMISSIONS

Presenter(s): Joshua Power, Air Quality and Climate Change, Metro Vancouver Regional District, Burnaby BC

This presentation describes how Metro Vancouver is using an innovative corporate carbon pricing policy in conjunction with its fleet planning and acquisition policy to reduce the carbon intensity of its fleet.  Fuel used by Metro Vancouver’s diverse fleet of vehicles and mobile equipment produces almost half of the organization’s GHG emissions. Increasing use of electric vehicles in the fleet can reduce GHGs, but their higher capital cost means that they may be overlooked when planning to buy new or replacement vehicles.   Although life-cycle cost analysis accounts for the fuel savings by electric vehicles, conventional vehicles may still be cost-competitive. Incorporating a “carbon price” into the analysis quantifies the GHG reduction benefit, and can support the case for electric vehicles.

15:30 – 17:15

TS14. PUBLIC CHARGING

Technology & Innovation

Moderator:
Charlotte Argue

Sr. Manager, Fleet Electrification
Geotab

TS14.1 PREDICTIVE ANALYSIS & LOCATION PLANNING FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE SUPPLY EQUIPMENT (EVSE): A CASE STUDY OF OXFORD COUNTY ONTARIO

Presenter(s): Anahita Jami, Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), Toronto ON

As the electric vehicle (EV) gains public traction, the shift into EVs requires vigilant planning to efficiently locate electric vehicle supply Equipment (EVSE). To date, the deployment of EVSE and its spatial coverage have been largely ad hoc and sub-optimal, which may have negative consequences on EV adoption. This study provides a thorough review of criteria that have determined EVSE infrastructure location selections in different jurisdictions. The study uses original methodological insights to determine potentially most appropriate EVSE locations for Oxford County residents, commuters, visitors, and through-traffic based on descriptive methods using GIS-based models (Moroni polygons) as well as predictive assessments based on a linear model of EV adoption rates assuming 1%, 5%, 10% and 25% adoption of EVs among car owners in and around the Oxford community. The deployed methodology in this study along with a more detailed and granular data analysis on a community-by-community basis could be performed to support Canada’s electrification strategy.

TS14.2 BEST PRACTICES FOR CREATING SUFFICIENT PUBLIC CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT EV UPTAKE

Presenter(s): Mathieu Poirier, Dunsky Energy Consulting, Montreal QC

EV sales in Canada have experienced significant growth in past years, which is anticipated to continue as more models become available and prices continue to decline. New investments in EV enabling infrastructure will be required in order to keep pace with this expected growth and ensure that EV drivers can find convenient charging options where they need them without having to wait in line.  Through a variety of projects, Dunsky has reviewed best practices for determining appropriate levels of public charging infrastructure. We have consulted a number of leading jurisdictions to understand: (1) Methodologies used to determine adequate public charging infrastructure; (2) Factors that impact the need for public charging infrastructure; and (3) Key considerations for Canadian jurisdictions. The lessons learned from these jurisdictions can help create a Canadian approach to ensure that future public charging infrastructure is adequate to support and accelerate EV adoption.

TS14.3 OFFERING CURBSIDE CHARGING SERVICES: FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY – LESSONS LEARNED

Presenter(s): Rafaël A. Van Coppenolle, AddÉnergie / FLO, Québec QC

Offering electrical vehicle (EV) curbside charging services is a very attractive concept for many cities and communities. The first to benefit from these types of installations are usually citizens and tourists. Additionally, various businesses, such as delivery services or car sharing companies, can also take advantage of streetside charging access. Is it better to install curbside charging station downtown or in residential area? Some cities are currently converting their lampposts to LED power to provide energy for charging stations. What are the considerations when you install a charging station on a lamppost? In this presentation, we propose to discuss the different options available to install curbside charging stations. We would also present several lessons learned to avoid integration issues and facilitate the process of bringing charging solutions to cities’ streets.

TS14.4 POLICIES vs. EVSE DEPLOYMENT - AN ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT IN NORTH AMERICA

Presenter(s): Simon Ouellette, ChargeHub / Mogile Technologies, Montréal, QC

EV infrastructure is one of the most often quoted “make or break” factors when it comes to the uptake of EVs. However, comprehensive, high quality, up to date, data on infrastructure is something few stakeholders have access to on a daily basis.  In this presentation, ChargeHub uses its unique and extensive insight in charging infrastructure deployment throughout North America to present the trends observed in public infrastructure roll out in recent years, compare them between different regions, and dissect the impact of some policies on this infrastructure deployment.  The presentation goes beyond just the volume of EVSE in the field today. It looks at trends and leverages the unique insight ChargeHub has, in order to paint a comprehensive picture of the current status and its evolution to this day.

15:30 – 17:15

TS15. EV Drivers & CHARGING

Consumers & Policies

Moderator:
Jesse Caron 

Automotive expert and test drives coordinator
CAA-Québec

TS15.1 PUBLIC CHARGING AND RATE BASE

Presenter(s): Michael Neyrinck, Circuit électrique, Montreal QC

Presentation of the approach taken by Hydro-Québec and its Electric Circuit to finance the deployment of charging public infrastructure across Québec. Outline: – The context – The Electric Circuit today – The public network – The example of Norway – A fact – Our approach – The induced effect – The model – The need – The deployment plan – The vision

TS15.2 CHARGE THE NORTH: AN UPDATE ON THE PROGRAM FOR EV DRIVERS AND UTILITIES ACROSS CANADA

Presenter(s): Matt Stevens, FleetCarma, a division of Geotab, Waterloo ON

Charge the North is a research initiative managed by FleetCarma in partnership with the Government of Canada and several electric utility companies across the country.  Project funding enabled 1,000 EV owners across Canada to install a telematics device into their vehicles to collect real-world charging data, regardless of their charging location and station-type used.  The insights from the data collected have been used to demonstrate the regional and consumer similarities and differences from coast to coast.  This presentation will provide audience members with an overview of Charge the North including scope, design, implementation, and will summarize the latest in the project’s key findings including: participant characteristics, charging profiles and load analyses for short-range and long-range plug-in vehicles, and average loads at various utility system levels.

TS15.3 WHAT WE LEARNED BY HELPING 500+ CONDO HOA GETTING READY TO ELECTRIFY THEIR PARKING LOT FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Presenter(s): David Corbeil, RVE – Recharge Véhicule Électrique, Laval QC

RVE developed a unique approach to EV Charging in condos, enabling EV Owner to get access to dedicated EV chargers in their parking spot. During this presentation, David will explain the process and the technologies RVE uses to enable a seamless charging experience for EV owners in partnership with FLO.

TS15.4 ADVANTAGE POWER PRICING: RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICITY PRICING AND EV CHARGING IMPACTS

Presenter(s): Neetika Sathe, Advanced Planning, Alectra Inc, Vaughan, ON

Advantage Power Pricing (APP) is designed to give residential customers the ability to choose an electricity rate plan that fits their lifestyle, giving them the opportunity for more convenience while making it easier to reduce electricity bills . In 2018-2019, 8,000 Alectra Utilities customers and an equal number of customers in a control group participated in a one-year, randomized/matched control trial.   The project was designed to identify approaches to achieve 3 goals: achieve customer bill savings; increase customer energy literacy; and reduce on-peak electricity use. Two of the program’s whole-home rate plans feature significantly lower off-peak electricity rates that give EV drivers the opportunity to charge at times that are convenient for them while reducing their electricity bill and electricity system costs.   Participants in the program were also presented with relevant tools: price-responsive thermostats and energy consumption insights produced through data analysis and disaggregation. The presentation will deliver insights on both customer experience and energy consumption derived from metered electricity, surveys and focus group data.

17:30 – 18:30

 EMC Annual General Meeting (EMC members)

EV2019VÉ Conference & Trade Show
May 6th to 9th, 2019 | Hôtel Le Concorde, Quebec City, Quebec CANADA
Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) invites you to the 10th annual national event, taking place in Quebec City, Quebec from May 6th to 9th, 2019. Focusing on all modes of ground electric transportation, the EV/VÉ Conference and Trade Show is the most important and respected event in the EV industry in Canada.

Organised by

Electric Mobility Canada

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