Indium Corporation to Host Utility-Focused EV InSIDER Live Webcast

The next episode of Indium Corporation’s free webcast series, EV InSIDER Live, will address the question of whether U.S. utilities are ready for the electric vehicle revolution on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 11:30 a.m. New York time.

By 2030, electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to reach nearly 40 million vehicles on the road in the U.S. and around 12% of all vehicles. This growth in EVs will demand a significant increase in charging infrastructure where people live, work, shop, and travel to—and the utility backbone of power generation, grid transmission, and local distribution.

In this webcast, Are Utilities Ready for the EV Revolution?, utility consultant and expert Kevin Hernandez, a partner at the consulting firm ScottMadden, will share his thoughts on what he believes may be the utility industry’s biggest opportunity in a generation—but also its largest challenge.

Co-hosted by Indium Corporation’s global head of e-Mobility and infrastructure, Brian O’Leary, and Loren McDonald, they will dive into key topics with Hernandez, including:

  • How the utility regulatory compact can, at times, present challenges for utilities looking to respond quickly to market changes.
  • EV charging infrastructure, battery storage, vehicle to grid, smart charging, and more are significant opportunities for utilities—which market opportunities are they likely to lead versus follow?
  • Supplying power to residential and commercial customers is all about data. How will utilities leverage their existing customer relationships and data analytics to best manage the expected explosive growth in power demand from EV charging?

Kevin is a partner with ScottMadden where he specializes in transportation electrification, energy storage, and the grid edge. Since joining the firm in 2012, he has consulted with a variety of transportation and utility clients on issues ranging from non-wires alternatives to electric vehicle integration.

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