Michigan Municipal Electric Association Fall Conference
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
We’re excited to be a Gold Sponsor and presenters at the upcoming Michigan Municipal Electric Association Fall Conference. Industry professionals will discuss the latest trends and regulations impacting electric utilities within states and the nation.
Join our experts at their session below to hear how transportation electrification will impact utilities and their surrounding communities.
Electric Vehicles: Impacts to the Grid and Society
Wednesday, October 9 | 9:30–10:30 a.m.
Presenters: Fernando Garcia, Grid Modernization Lead & Angela Piner, Power Client Development Lead
The history of the modern electric car is very short, and the market for light duty electric vehicles is still immature. However, the global trend shows significant growth in electrification, particularly in the transportation market as evidenced by investments the major car companies have publicly announced. While it took approximately eight years to sell the first one million electric vehicles in the United States, it is projected that sales of the next million will only take one to two years.
Join us for a discussion on the state of electric mobility today and how it will impact your stakeholders and municipalities. We’ll provide a basic background on electric cars, an overview of the market, insight on how Michigan compares to the rest of the industry, an outline of market challenges and a summary of some potential regulatory approaches based on what other utilities are doing. You will also learn about benefits to the community and a strategy for the future.
Meet Our Transportation Electrification Experts
Fernando Garcia, P.E., is our grid modernization practice leader. He has more than 18 years of experience in the electric utility sector. He works hand in hand with clients to implement emerging technologies and provide progressive solutions for both electrification of the transportation sector and integration of distributed energy resources.
Angela Piner, vice president, is a power client development lead. She is responsible for managing projects, client programs and growing our power program in the United States. As a program manager, Angela leads teams that develop and modify energy infrastructure across the United States. She is an expert in connecting our clients with our technical experts across the country to tackle their biggest challenges.