Registration & Check In 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM


Session 4. Infrastructure Scale Up

 

These two panels will focus on how infrastructure plays a pivotal role in zero-emission bus deployment as ZEB fleets are expanded. Careful planning on infrastructure scale up is key to control budget and serve as a blueprint for future deployment. Infrastructure scale up needs to provide both capacity and flexibility, enabling a transit operator to expand its fleet of ZEBs from a few buses to many hundreds. Standardization must also be considered as part of the expansion.


 

Session 4.1. How and When to Scale Up Electricity Charging Infrastructure

8:30 AM-9:45 AM

Moderator: 

Kylie McCord
Senior Engineering Consultant
CTE

Panelists: 

Roland Cordero
Director of Maintenance and Vehicle Technology
Foothill Transit 

Lars Peters
Director, Utilities and Public Agencies
EVgo

Kevin Christopher
Senior Manager - eBus Solutions
ChargePonit

Damon Hannaman
Senior Advisor of Account Management
Southern California Edison


 

Break 9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

 
 

Session 4.2. How to Scale Up Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

10:00 AM-11:15 AM

Moderator:

Jeff Serfass
Executive Director
California Hydrogen Business Council  

Panelists: 

Chris Kretz
Business Development Manager
Air Products

Jeff Allen
Director of Market & Business Development
NICE America “(China Energy)”

Stephen Szymanski
Director of Business Development,
Projects and Government

NEL

Ryan Erickson
GM, Strategic Development
Trillium, A Love's Company

Al Cioffi 
Plug Power


Keynote Speaker & Award Ceremony

11:15 AM-11:45 PM

Richard Corey
Executive Officer
California Air Resources Board

Marvin Crist 
Chair
Antelope Valley Transit Authority


 

Lunch Break, Visit to Showcase & Networking 11:45 AM – 2:00 PM

 
 

Session 5. Utility Program Update 

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

This panel will provide information from each major utility about on-going and planned programs to support electrification of transit buses.

Moderator: 

Bill Boyce 
Manager Electric Transportation Research and Development
Sacramento Municipal Utility District 

Panelists: 

Damon Hannaman
Senior Advisor of Account Management
Southern California Edison

Hannah Goldsmith
Deputy Executive Director
California Electric Transportation Coalition
(presenting for PG&E and SDGE)

LADWP (invited) 


 

Session 6. Workforce Training and Technology Trouble Shooting

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

This panel will discuss several elements for a successful ZEB fleet deployment: (1) resources and timeframe for existing workforce training; (2) trouble shooting on new technologies and information sharing platform; and (3) support and funding for training needs.  

Moderator:

Salvador Llamas
Chief Operating Officer
AC Transit

Panelists: 

Macy Neshati
Executive Director & CEO
AVTA

Lauren Skiver
General Manager & CEO
SunLine Transit Agency

Robert Meyer
Director of Economic Development
Employment Training Panel

Nina Babiarz
Training Director
Southern California Regional Transit Training Consortium 

Bernie Kotlier
Co-Chair
National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program


Closing:

4:00 PM-4:30 PM

Michael Pimentel
California Transit Association

Jack Kitowski
Air Resources Board


Note: This event will be webcast and can be watched at https://video.calepa.ca.gov/.
For topics discussed at each Session, transit agencies may submit questions ahead of
time by 5:00 P.M. (PDT)on February 1,
2019 to yachun.chow@arb.ca.gov. During the
symposium, questions can be submitted via
E mail at auditorium@calepa.ca.gov.


Contact Us

Yachun Chow

Manager, Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Section at CARB.

Phone Number:
(916) 322-7450

Email Address:
yachun.chow@arb.ca.gov