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Solving for the Infrastructure Challenge of Electrifying Transportation

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Chief Commercial Officer Franklin Energy
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Electric vehicles are the inevitable future of transportation-and that future is nearly here. What does this evolution mean for utilities, and how can they turn EV challenges into opportunities? Join us at Impact Café’s latest podcast to dive into the answers.

Hosted by Franklin Energy and AM Conservation Group CEO Jim Madej and moderated by Chief Commercial Officer Marisa Urchin, esteemed expert panelists include Rishi Sondhi of National Grid, April Bolduc of S Curve Strategies, and Scott Barrios of Entergy. It’s a conversation you don’t want to miss!

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Jim Stack on Jun 16, 2021

Marisa, I'm disappointed that the group did not seem to say that the new Electric vehicles are the biggest growth in the GRID since Air Conditioning was added to home and business. They did say a billion a day is spent of fueling gas cars and trucks.  Yet the best thing is the vehicles can charge Off Peak to help use that excess energy in the GRID at night. For years they have given low Off Peak rates. They have asked customers to use power at night and not during the Peak Time of day. 

   Also they don't seem to be considering the V2G Vehicle to GRID that can help the GRID. They also didn't note that the same advanced vehicle batteries are being added to the GRID and homes that can also help the GRID. This is a huge opportunity but they don't seem to mention it. 

   They did mention fleets. But they didn't seem to mention the large trucking fleets and faster charging at the Mega watt size. This year is the start of the many large trucks rolling out from the Tesla Semi to many others. 

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