5th EV Charging Infrastructure Summit – North America

15th – 17th July 2024

Chicago, USA

The Edison Electric Institute estimates some 9.6 million charge points will be needed in the U.S. by the end of the decade to support an estimated 18.7 million EVs on the road. As of April 2023, there were 136,513 charging ports at 53,764 public and private stations, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center. This massive increase in EV charging infrastructure will have important implications for the grid, and present stakeholders with significant challenges – and opportunities.

Organized by the Smart Grid Observer, the 5th EV Charging Infrastructure Summit – North America, July 15-17, 2024 in Chicago, convenes top industry experts and utility professionals to examine how growing EV adoption rates will impact the network, and what investments are needed to ensure grid stability and benefit. Case studies of current utility programs and deployments will be discussed with an eye toward refining strategies, identifying technologies, and implementing business models that will ensure widespread EV adoption is optimized for all parties involved.

Topics to be Addressed Include:

  • Addressing charger performance issues
  • Latest in smart charging and wireless charging
  • Trends in EV adoption and implications for utilities
  • Innovations in charging infrastructure
  • Toward the Net-Zero EV: tech options and policies
  • Providing incentives to increase consumer demand for EVs
  • EV and battery advances, and implications for charging infrastructure
  • Integrating and optimizing renewable energy resources
  • Integration of EV charging into microgrids
  • Utility case studies and programs to date
  • Energy storage and EV charging
  • Scaling up existing charging operator networks
  • Impact of EVs on grid operations and planning
  • Regulatory requirements and standards
  • Reuse of EV batteries into grid-scale energy storage systems
  • Modeling and grid architecture planning: ensuring that charging is a grid benefit
  • Charging station operators perspective
  • Municipal perspectives and initiatives
  • EV manufacturer perspectives on charging infrastructure requirements