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30–31 January 2024 4th EV Charging Infrastructure Summit

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Edison Electric Institute estimates approximately 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 53,764,000 public and private stations, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center. This significant 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 4th EV Charging Infrastructure Summit—North America, West, 30–31 January 2024 in Los Angeles 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 benefits. 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:

  • Latest advancements 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;
  • California's requirement for all new vehicles to be EVs by 2035;
  • EV and battery advances, and implications for charging infrastructure;
  • Integrating and optimizing renewable energy resources;
  • Integration of EV charging into microgrids;
  • Energy storage and EV charging;
  • Utility case studies and programs to date;
  • 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 brings grid benefits;
  • Charging station operators’ perspective;
  • Municipal perspectives and initiatives;
  • EV manufacturer perspectives on charging infrastructure requirements.

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