The Awakening of the Distribution System
Date & Time
Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location Name
Ballroom A2

The panelists in this session will focus on awakening utilities to the fact that medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks are here, and the numbers will continue to grow rapidly. These commercial electric vehicles will require enormous amounts of electric power. Electric utilities, state and federal agencies, and the transportation industry must work together to ensure the charging infrastructure is available. Utilities must take more risk, or they’ll be replaced by other entities willing to provide the needed electricity.

Key Takeaways:

1.            Collaboration between utilities, fleet owners, vehicle manufacturers and regulators is necessary to successfully electrify commercial vehicles
2.            Utilities must build ahead of the demand for commercial electric vehicle charging needs
3.            The digitalization of utilities will continue at a faster and faster pace

Richard Wernsing Dawn NEVILLE David Daly