APRIL 27-30, 2020

HILTON MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO

APRIL 27-30, 2020 - HILTON MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO

Pre-Conference workshop presented by ABB

9:15 – 9:45

Press conference

South Studio 2

10:00 – 16:00

Pre-Conference workshop

Hazel McCallion D et Britania

EV Charging in Multi-Unit Residential Buildings

The role of utilities, property owners & managers and EV owners


EV Charging in Multi-Unit Residential Buildings: The role of utilities, property owners & managers and EV owners

Moderator: Alexandre Lalonde, Product Specialist, ABB inc.

Transportation is the largest source of emissions in most Canadian municipalities, where its impacts on human and environmental health are felt most acutely.

Electric Mobility Canada is presenting this workshop in collaboration with Pollution Probe and The Delphi Group who released a report entitled Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Charging in Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs) and for Garage Orphans, made possible through support from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).

A clear understanding of the necessary steps required, and responsibilities of each party involved in charging station installation in MURBs, can help facilitate increased EV adoption across the country as it provides confidence to those looking to access home charging.

This workshop will bring together relevant stakeholders, including electrical distribution companies and regulating bodies, industry, and governments, to address the challenge of accelerating the deployment of ZEV charging infrastructure in MURBs. The major objective of the workshop will be to enhance the understanding of the necessary steps that are required for the often-complex process of installing ZEV charging infrastructure in MURBs, and the responsibilities of organizations involved.

The specific focus of the workshop and its presentations and discussions will include the identification of the following elements: 

  • The general resources which are currently available that provide basic information about EVs and EV charging infrastructure, and identifying information gaps and barriers that exist and need to be filled to assist organizations engaged in the deployment of EV charging equipment in MURBs.
  • The steps or considerations which are involved in deploying EV charging infrastructure in MURBs which impact EV owners, condo boards/strata councils, property managers and building owners, including potential electrical upgrades and load-management systems (e.g., smart charging).
  • Guidance which would be helpful on navigating requirements and discussions between condo boards/strata councils and potential EV owners, as well as ensuring alignment with provincial and/or municipal policies, regulations, by-laws and building codes.

Potential workshop participants will include representatives of organizations who are engaged in or impacted by the installation of EV charging infrastructure in multi-unit residential buildings, including:

  • government
  • electricity utilities
  • providers of EV chargers
  • property managers
  • building owners
  • EV owners

Participants would have the opportunity to share best practices and common barriers  and discuss their engagement in deploying EV charging infrastructure in multi-unit residential buildings.

Electrifying the transportation of goods and people

Moderator: Stephen Koskoletos, Manager, Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure – Canada, ABB Inc.

WHY?


The transportation sector is Canada’s second largest emitting sector, accounting for 24% of Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Putting more zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the road was identified as one of four key areas for action in the Pan-Canadian Framework (PCF) on Clean Growth and Climate Change to address transportation emissions. The Government of Canada is committed to making the movement of goods and people, more green.

We are seeing more and more transit authorities and municipalities making investments in zero emission buses and, as the availability of electric and hydrogen powered medium- and heavy-duty vehicle increases, shippers and carriers are also looking to make the switch. However, barriers remain and mass uptake is still low.

Therefore, the federal government is helping to make access to zero emission vehicles, including transit and medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, more affordable. The Government is committed to implementing the recommendations made by the Generation Energy Council regarding greening freight, such as to decouple Canada’s freight-related emissions from economic growth and bring the fleet average fuel efficiency in line with best-in-class standards worldwide by 2030. This is in addition to the commitment towards continuing and expanding existing measures to increase ZEV infrastructure and purchase incentives and to support fuel-switching and retrofits for fleets. Furthermore, the Government is helping school boards and municipalities purchase 5,000 zero-emission school and transit buses over the next five years and has committed that all federally supported transit investments will be zero-emission by 2023.

WHAT?


There is an opportunity for participants of Electric Mobility Canada’s Annual Conference and Trade Show in April 2020 to 1) share best practices and real-world examples; 2) learn about existing efforts at the federal level; and 3) provide feedback and input into the design and delivery of new federal programming. The latter includes:

  • Natural Resource Canada’s (NRCan) Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program’s Request for Proposal on commercial fleets and mass transit.
  • Infrastructure and Communities Canada’s (INFC) 5,000 eBus program.

In advance of the workshop, a brief primer will be developed to provide participants with a common understanding of technology status and deployment. The primer will cover:

  • Commercialization status of ZEVs within vehicle types (medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, buses etc.) within Canada (leveraging CUTRIC on transit side)
  • Current and projected adoption (leveraging Dunsky study on MHDV and CUTRIC on transit)
  • Charging and refueling requirements
  • Overview of existing programming

The specific focus of the workshop and its presentations and discussions will include:

  • The charging and refuelling needs of electric medium and heavy-duty vehicles and transit, in both the short and longer terms. This discussion can be used to identify infrastructure deployment priorities and be used by NRCan to design RFPs and/or integrate lessons learned from previous RFPs.
  • Best practices to electrify transit buses (CUTRIC report).
  • Barriers and solutions to ZEV deployment for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and transit, the state of readiness and the magnitude of interest. This discussion can be used to inform INFC’s program objectives.

WHO?


Potential workshop participants will include representatives of organizations who are engaged in or impacted by the installation of MHDVs and transit charging and refueling infrastructure, such as:

  • Governments
  • electricity utilities
  • Hydrogen refueling providers
  • EVSE providers
  • Fleet owners
  • Transit authorities
  • Members of NRCan’s Infrastructure and Grid Readiness Working Group

The workshop discussions and outcomes would be compiled and submitted to NRCan and INFC and round out the respective departments’ own note taking.  

17:00 – 19:00

Meet & Greet Cocktail

Graydon Ballroom and foyer

EV2020VÉ Conference & Trade Show
April 27-30, 2020 | Hilton Mississauga, Ontario CANADA
Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) invites you to the 11th annual national event. 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.

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Electric Mobility Canada

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