Chairmans opening remarks: "In an incredibly short space of time, specialist knowledge of Electric Vehicles has accelerated beyond all recognition. Unlike EVs themselves, famed for their lack of noise, the expert participants of this conference will engage in lively discussion and dissemination of cutting edge findings regarding the integration of electric vehicles into the transport system and energy infrastructure"

The rise of the Electric Vehicle market and its potential global adoption is creating a significant impact on the electrical infrastructure, Grid operators and the future energy landscape.

Automotive manufacturers have embraced the opportunity as an incremental shift towards carbon reduction, battery manufacturers are realizing their future business case and the need to develop more sophisticated storage platforms, and utilities are seeking further understanding on how infrastructure changes and the electric transport market will impact supply and demand and load balancing.

 London is leading the way with sustainable transport


With global sales for Electric Vehicles predicted to increase by over 100% in the next 3 years, the market is growing and developing globally. Influenced by smart grid technology and intelligent thinking, the integration of renewable energy, and necessary changing infrastructure the rise of the Electric Vehicle is gathering pace. This conference will address perspectives from the industry, government, utilities, automotive, consumer, battery manufacturers and infrastructure providers, and enable attendees a full and in-depth overview of the current value chain.




"The time for simply talking about electric vehicles is over – we need real action on the ground to make the electric vehicle an easy choice" Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. Source: The Guardian, 2009

"The huge environmental & consumer benefits of the electric car mark it as a highly significant step forward in the battle against climate change" Øystein Løseth,Vattenfall. President & CEO. Source: Vattenfall.com 2011

The electric revolution is on its way" Thierry Sybord, Managing director of Renault. Source: Renault.com 2011


Electric Utilities - CEO's, Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Network Planning

Municipalities and City Councils - Departments of Environment and Transport

Policy Makers and Transport Authorities - Energy and Transport Agencies

Charging Infrastructure Developers - Suppliers of Electric Systems, Technologies and IT

EV's and PHEV's Manufacturers - Head of EV Projects

Battery Developers

Breakdown of those who attend our energy events


Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mark Burgess

Mark Burgess, Professor, Oxford Brookes University

9:10 Balancing the Grid in a Changing World

Craig Dyke

Craig Dyke, Strategy Development Manager, National Grid

  • How to balance the grid with high penetration of renewables and the role that demand side can play
  • Developing balancing services for the demand side
  • How will EV affect the demand shape and how easy will it be to forecast
  • Exploring the competing needs of the System Operator and the network owner
  • 9:40 The Dutch Approach

    Onoph Caron

    Onoph Caron, CEO, E-Laad

  • Project overview E-laad foundation
  • Open Charge Point Protocol
  • TCO charge infrastructure
  • Marketmodel?
  • 10:10 An Electricity Networks Perspective on the implications of Mass EV uptake

    Ben  Godfrey

    Ben Godfrey, Innovation and Low Carbon Networks Engineer, Western Power Distribution

  • What are the implications for the local grid of EV charging?
  • How can EV's be integrated into a 'Smart Grid'
  • Who needs to cooperate to ensure seemless interoperability for customers?
  • What have we learnt from involvement in early UK trials
  • 10:40 How Best to Meet Demand from the Country's Anticipated Growth in the Use of Electric Vehicles

    Sara Bell

    Sara Bell, Head of Commercial Strategy, UK Power Networks

  • EV charging will create an increase in electricity demand. How do we charge EV's in a manner that minimises growth in peak demand and maximises use of renewable, intermittent generation sources?
  • What systems and commercial arrangements are required to to cost optimise EV charging?
  • How do stakeholders effectively collaborate to ensure positive consumer outcomes?
  • 11:10 Morning Coffee

    11:40 The Core Challenges in the Development of an Optimised EV Infrastructure

    Joerg  Lohr

    Joerg Lohr , Senior Manager Sales and Business Development, RWE Effizienz GmbH

  • Business case for smart charging infrastructure
  • Technology developments
  • Plugged in places
  • RWE charging infrastructure
  • Amsterdam model
  • Bespoke EV tariff
  • 12:10 Low Carbon Vehicle Development in the UK

    John Lowes

    John Lowes, Senior Specialist, CHARGE YOUR CAR (NORTH) Ltd

  • Public and home charging - Lessons learnt
  • Infrastructure - The future
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:40 Leading the Electric Car Charge

    Daniel Taylor

    Daniel Taylor, Director of New Ventures, British Gas

  • Customer engagement through tariff's and smart charging
  • Partnerships to develop the UK EV charging infrastructure
  • Long term strategies for a low carbon economy
  • 14:10 EV's - Meeting the Demand

    David Farr

    David Farr, Project Manager, SSE

  • Generation impact of EV's
  • EV's and the distribution networks
  • Power demand and smart metering
  • Key infrastructure requirements
  • 14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:00 Source London

    Samantha Kennedy

    Samantha Kennedy, Head of Strategy and Stakeholder Partnerships, Transport for London

  • Implementing a new pan-London charging infrastructure for EV's
  • Creating a package of supportive measures to make EV's a real choice for a more sustainable transport future
  • Working in collaboration with a range of private and public sector partners for success
  • Making London the EV capital of Europe
  • 15:30 Ampera and the Future of e-Mobility

    Ian Allen

    Ian Allen, Manager Environmental Strategy, Vauxhall Motors

  • Ampera - Europe's first extended range Electric Vehicle
  • E-mobility - A modular approach
  • Hydrogen - The fuel of the future
  • 16:00 The Business Case for Mass-Market Deployment of Plug-in Vehicles

    John  Batterbee

    John Batterbee, Manager - Transport Programme, Energy Technologies Institute

  • Performance and cost of the range of power-train options to 2050 (e.g. fuel efficiency, electric range, etc)
  • Recharging infrastructure requirements and costs
  • Mass-market consumer attitudes and choices
  • Market drivers, economics and carbon benefits
  • 16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Mark Burgess

    Mark Burgess, Professor, Oxford Brookes University

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mark Burgess

    Mark Burgess, Professor, Oxford Brookes University

    9:10 Integration of E-Mobility into the City Agenda

    Gerry Wardell

    Gerry Wardell, Director, Codema

  • Project overview
  • Billing infrastructure
  • Intelligent charging technologies
  • Charging infrastructure
  • Integrating EV's with energy sustainability - Smart Energy Zones
  • Project update: Focus on Dublin
  • 9:40 Integration of Electric Vehicles in the Electricity System Operation and Development

    Goran Strbac

    Goran Strbac, Professor of Electrical Energy Systems, Imperial College London

    10:10 ECN: Preferences of Potential Users of Electric Cars: Charging, Off-Peak Charging and V2G Services - A survey im Eight EU Countries

    Mia  Paukovic

    Mia Paukovic, Researcher Energy Demand and Consumers, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands

  • How does the actual daily mileage of consumers compare to their required mileage for EV's?
  • What are the preferred charging locations of consumers?
  • How can financial incentives influence consumer's choices?
  • Acceptance of delayed charging schemes during night time
  • Interest to participate in vehicle-to-grid schemes (V2G)
  • Key consumer barriers in joining V2G schemes
  • Im[act of battery leasing on delayed charging and V2G schemes
  • Presented results are outcomes of the EU FP7 project 'Grid for Vehicles'
  • 10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 Experience of a National Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

    Senan McGrath

    Senan McGrath, Chief Technology Officer, ESB

  • Ireland's EV Charging Infrastructure
  • Driver experience
  • Payments systems
  • Smart charging
  • 11:40 Developing the Electric Vehicle Ecosystem

    Brian  McBeth

    Brian McBeth, Project Manager Business Development e-Mobility, Daimler

  • Creating marketable products and services that customers want
  • Innovative cooperation models between OEM's and new business partners
  • EV product and services - Now and the near future
  • Bringing electric vehicles to volume production - what needs to be done
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:10 Smart Charging, a Multiple Party Demonstration Project

    Danny Geldtmeijer

    Danny Geldtmeijer, Innovator, Enexis

  • What is smart charging?
  • How can various actors interact, i.e.what is a possible market model
  • How does the IT-architecture supporting this look like
  • Lessons learned from the first smart charging demonstration project in the Netherlands
  • 13:40 Charging EV's Intelligently in a Windpower Dominated Power System

    Anders  Bavnhøj Hansen

    Anders Bavnhøj Hansen, Civil Engineer, Energinet.dk

  • Key success factors for intelligent charging
  • Adapting Denmark's electricity infrastructure to enable EV uptake
  • Comunication between the grid, vehicle and consumer
  • Working towards a fully integrated smart grid - an indicative roadmap
  • 14:10 Afternoon Tea

    14:30 Practical experience of an EMO

    Vibeke Agerdal  Kristiansen

    Vibeke Agerdal Kristiansen, Communication Officer, ChoosEV

  • Infrastructure 
  • Intelligent charging
  • Test-an-EV (resarch project)
  • 15:00 Electric Vehicles and the Customers

    Linda Christensen

    Linda Christensen, Senior Researcher, DTU

  • Travel behaviour and the need for charging outside home
  • EV owner's demand for public charging pole infrastructure
  • EV owners demand for fast charging on long distance travels
  • The market potential for EV's dependent on charging infrastructure and prices
  • Will a swapping station infrastructure be rentable for the investors or is government subsidies need (a Danish case study)
  • Are eventual government investments feasible from a social economic point of view
  • 15:30 Edison project

    Jorgen Christensen

    Jorgen Christensen, CTO, Danish Energy Association

  • Using the EV charging network as a storage reservoir to balance the intermittency of wind
  • Developing a smart electrical power infrastructure
  • Smart communication with the grid
  • Maximising potential of wind farms to reduced the transport sector emissions and balance the grid
  • Working with consumers to create an integrated solution
  • 16:00 Denmark - The country of Sustainble Transport

    Morten  Andersen

    Morten Andersen, Chief Consultant, Danish Electric Vehicle Alliance

  • Status for the penetration of EV in Denmark
  • Policy incentives
  • Employment opportunities
  • 16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Mark Burgess

    Mark Burgess, Professor, Oxford Brookes University


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