Program

(All times listed are in Atlantic Time. Details listed are subject to change)

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Fleet Electrification Workshop

Join EMC and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) for this in-depth workshop that will take a deep dive into the promise and challenges of electric on-road freight transportation.

Learn about:

  • The findings of Run on Less: Electric demonstrations, which featured Canadian equipment in Canadian applications.
  • Available grants and industry partners to help fleets electrify.
  • Infrastructure considerations including charging requirements, microgrids, and utility demands.
  • Tools and strategies to manage vehicle range, looking at regenerative braking and beyond.
  • Ways to prepare technicians for electrified vehicles

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Icebreaker Reception

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM: Breakfast

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM: Opening Plenary

10:15 AM - 6:30 PM: Exhibits

Celebrate innovation and exploration within the EV industry in the EVVE 2024 exhibit area!

Engage with interactive displays, network with industry experts, learn more about the work being done by EMC members, and explore the most recent developments in EV technology in this space.

The exhibit area will be open for 2 full days (September 11-12) in the central event space, featuring tabletop and vehicle exhibits, networking spaces, opportunities for discussion and mentorship, a specialty coffee bar, a networking reception hosted by EMC, and more!

10:30 AM - 11:50 AM: Session 1 - EV Charging Infrastructure Deployment

Ready to Charge: Closing the Gaps in Nova Scotia’s Charging Networks: Eliza Jackson, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables

Deploying DCFC Infrastructure on a National Scale: Scott Sharabura, Parkland Corporation

The State of Public EV Charging Experience in North America: The Voice of Tens of Thousands of EV Drivers: Simon Ouellette, ChargeHub

10:30 AM - 11:50 AM: Session 2 - Consumer Confidence, Knowledge and Behaviours

The Forgotten Experience of Home-Charging: Sara Ganowski & Nicholas Handcock, EY

Public Opinion Research: Thierry Spiess & Vivian Li, Natural Resources Canada

Challenges and Opportunities: Sarah Balloch, Clean Foundation

10:30 AM - 11:50 AM: Session 3 - Building Canada's ZE MHDV Ecosystem - Progress and Challenges

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch and Plenary Session

Join us for an insightful panel session that delves into the vital role of higher learning and skills development training in the electric vehicle (EV) industry. Featuring esteemed leaders from various sectors, including academia, industry, and government, this session will explore the evolving landscape of EV technology and the corresponding workforce needs. Gain valuable insights into innovative training programs, emerging skill requirements, and collaborative initiatives aimed at preparing the workforce for the accelerating transition to electric mobility. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with experts at the forefront of shaping the future of EV education and skills development.

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Electrifying Education Workshop

An interactive workshop tailored to higher learning institutions, government, and industry, aiming to gather valuable feedback and insights from key EV industry players on preparing the workforce for the rapid transition to electric mobility.

Dive into dedicated breakout sessions focused on innovative training programs and emerging skill requirements specifically geared towards identifying and developing academia’s role in electrification.

Your participation will play a crucial role in shaping the future of EV education and workforce development at the academic level, with findings contributing to key strategies outlined in an EMC report to be published following the workshop.

Don’t miss this opportunity to lead the charge in electrifying higher education and shaping tomorrow’s workforce.

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM: Session 4 - The Role of Hydrogen in Sustainable Transportation

The Role of Hydrogen in Sustainable Transportation: Sanjeev Pushkarna, Nova Scotia Power

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM: Session 6 - Grid Integration and Charging Needs in Canada

Canadian Utilities Gearing Up for LDV and MHDV Electric Transportation: Highlights from EMC’s Utilities Working Group: Daniel Carr, Alectra & Mike Wenzlaff, BC Hydro

Optimizing EV Charger Site Selection Using Data & Analytics: Louise Tanguay, NRCan & Jeff Davis, Asset Market & Jeff Turner, Dunsky Energy

Interactive Optimization Tool for EV Planning and Expansion: A Case Study of Toronto: Behnaz Naeimian, York University

EV-Sight: The Future of EV Charging – A Comprehensive Look at Demand & Infrastructure: Mohamed Osman, Concordia University

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Session 7 - Charging Reliability

EV Charging – User Experience and Reliability: Louise Lévesque, EMC, Umer Khan, Canadian Standards Association & Louise Tanguay, Natural Resources Canada

Electrifying Progress – Improving the Driver Experience Through Increased EV Charger Reliability: Bradley Groters, Hubject

Deployment Lessons Learned and Best Practices: Kush Obhrai, Ivy Charging Network

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Session 9 - EV Charging: Regulation and Policy

Measures for the electrification of light and heavy transportation in Quebec – State of play: Frédéric Dechamplain, MELCCFP

Presentation of Quebec’s electric vehicle charging strategy: Nancy Lirette, MELCCFP & Philippe Beaudoin, Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM : Networking Reception

All EVVE 2024 attendees are invited to join us in the exhibit area for a networking reception brought to you by our exhibitors!

Exhibit booths and displays will remain open for the duration of the reception, so you can browse and connect with our exhibiting organizations while catching up with old colleagues and making new friends in the industry.

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM: Breakfast

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM: Plenary Session

10:15 AM - 5:00 PM: Exhibits

10:30 AM - 11:50 AM: Session 10 - Accessibility & Equity

EV Charging Ecosystems and Accessibility: Alan Hejl, Spark Access

Overcoming Barriers to Wheelchair Accessible EVs for Personal Transportation: Cara Wilkie, Left Turn Right Turn Ltd. & Lindsay Wiginton, Dunsky Energy + Climate

Designing a Driver-Centric DC Fast Charger: The Key to EV Adoption: Kerri Whelan, Edmund Leduc, Jeff Dion & Marie-Helen Bellemare, FLO

Overcoming Barriers to EV Charging in Equity Deserving Communities: Emma Hill, Dunsky Energy + Climate & Mahdis Araujo, Fraser Basin Council

10:30 AM - 11:50 AM: Session 11 - Marine Electrification

Optimize Your Investment Using Marine Segments Multimodality: Pascal Flambard, Kempower

A Green Revolution in Maritime: Sea Change Shore Power System: Elly Toyer, Portsmouth International Port, UK

10:30 AM - 11:50 AM: Session 12 - Research & Development

Research & Development Opportunities in the Canadian EV Sector: Eddy Zuppel, National Research Council

Optimized Charging Infrastructure for Battery Electric Long-Haul Trucks: Hajo Ribberink, Natural Resources Canada

EV Charging Infrastructure Management during Disruptive Events: Mohamed Zaki & Alaa Torkey, University of Western Ontario

Emergency Response: Transforming a City Bus into a Year-Round 24/7 Uninterruptable Mobile Power Bank: Patrick Robitaille, Innovative Vehicle Institute (IVI)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch and Presentation of Awards

The Al Cormier Award is named after Electric Mobility Canada’s founder, Al Cormier, who founded EMC in 2006, one of the first known organization focused on advancing electric mobility anywhere in the world.

EMC awards this national recognition annually to an individual who is or has been a champion in advancing the electrification of transportation. The 2024 recipient will receive the award at EVVE 2024.

Plug’n Drive and Electricity Canada will also be presenting the 2024 winners of the Canadian Electric Vehicle Awards Program, a joint initiative since 2014. Four award categories are open to leading dealerships, electricity companies, and EV advocates promoting the adoption of EVs in Canada and making positive contributions to a clean energy future: Leading Electric Vehicle Dealership | Mike Brigham Used Electric Vehicle Dealership | Tom Mitchell Electric Vehicle Leadership Award | Electric Vehicle Awareness Award.

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM: Session 13 - Load Management and V2G (Vehicle to Grid)

Advancements in Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Technology by Hydro-Québec Center of Excellence: Amin Ghazanfari, Hydro-Québec

V2G – Balancing the Electricity Grid, Electrifying your Fleet Profitably, and Maximizing Social Benefits: Christopher Ralph, Norda Stelo Engineering

Vehicle to Grid: How Can We Scale V2G Up and Move Beyond Trials?: Jeff Turner, Dunsky Energy + Climate

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM: Session 14 - Municipal and Institutional Leadership in Transportation Electrification

Mixed-Use Public Ev Charging: SFU’s Experience Bringing Charging to the Masses: David Agosti, Simon Fraser University

Incentivizing EV Charging Installation with Business Licenses: Leslie Ng, City of Vancouver

The New Role for Municipalities in EV Infrastructure Planning: Mitchell House, City of Ottawa & Darcy Watt, Toronto Parking Authority

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM: Session 15 - Batteries: Mining, Partnerships and Policies

The Innovation Landscape for Heavy Duty Battery Electric Vehicles in Underground Mining: Edward Fagan, Zero Nexus & David Lyon, Zero Nexus

Navigating Global Policy Trends for Battery Recyclers: Towards a Circular Economy: Isabel Cyr, Lithion Technologies

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM : Session 16 - Cyber Security and Data Risks with EV Charging

Data Interoperability in the eMobility Ecosystem: Anthony Patriarca, EY & Jason Clifton, EY

Cybersecurity in EV Infrastructure: Luis Leal, Phoenix Contact Ltd.

How to Build a Nationwide Cybersecure Charging Infrastructure?: Matthieu Loos, FLO

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM : Session 17 - Rural, Remote, and Off-Grid Charging: Challenges and Opportunities

Fully Off-Grid DC Fast Charging Station: 1 Year Field Trial Feedback: Frederick Prigge, Developpement YULtek Inc.

Design Considerations and Challenges in EV Deployment in Northern and Remote Areas: Manny Grewal, CIMA+

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM : Session 18 - Multi Unit Buildings (MURBs)

Energy Capacity for All: Why Energy Data is an Essential First Step for Residential EV Charging Installations: Léo Viger-Bernard, RVE

Futureproofing Multi-family Buildings for EV Charging: Ian Klesmer, The Atmospheric Fund & Brendan McEwen, Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors

3:30 PM - 5:00: E-Marine Showcase

Step into the future of maritime transport at the E-Marine Showcase, an electrifying display of zero-emission innovation set against the picturesque backdrop of Halifax Harbour. Just a stone’s throw away from the EVVE 2024 conference venue, this showcase invites you to witness the latest advancements in electric propulsion, sustainable vessel design, and renewable energy solutions for the marine industry.

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Networking Reception

EVVE 2024 sponsor FLO will be hosting a reception at premier Halifax bar and restaurant Pacifico, around the corner from the Halifax Convention Centre and Sussex Place Hotel.

Come unwind after a busy few days of conference programming, socialize with other attendees, and try FLO’s signature cocktail in this beautful Halifax venue!

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM: Breakfast & Plenary Session

10:00 AM - 11:20 AM: Session 19 - Federal Leadership

Federal and Provincial Leadership and Advocacy in EV Policy: Travis Allan, FLO, Audrey Dépault, Tesla, Evan Wiseman, The Atmospheric Fund

10:00 AM - 11:20 AM: Session 20 - EV Infrastructure, Power Generation and Utility Integration

Watt’s Our Play in EV? A Look at Utilities’ Evolving Role in eMobility Across Canada: Sara Ganowski, EY, Aaron Silver, Toronto Hydro,  Daniel Carr, Alectra Utilities & Mike Wenzlaff, BC Hydro

Enabling EV Adoption Through Electricity Rates: Recent Trends and Long-Term Evolution: Hannah Macdonald, Dunsky Energy + Climate

Marriage Between Power Distribution Equipment and EV Charging Stations: A Smart, Compact and Economic Solution for EV Charging Infrastructure: Aditya Ramesh, Eaton

10:00 AM - 11:20 AM: Session 21 - Light Duty Fleets, Car Share & Ride Hailing

Insights into Fleet Electrification from Geotab’s ‘Taking Charge: On the Road to the EV Future’ Report: Charlotte Argue, Geotab

11:30 PM - 12:00 PM: Closing Plenary

12:15 PM - 3:00 PM: Board Strategic Session (Lunch Included) (By Invitation Only)

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