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This event is being held in conjunction with the 2011 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting: Engineering in Motion (3-6 Mar 2011)

2011 IEEE-USA Electric Vehicles &
Personal Transportation Workshop

4 March 2011


Friday, 4 March
6:30 am - 5:30 pm Registration & Conference Office
(Closed during lunch)
7:00 - 8:00 am Buffet Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 am Welcome, Introduction & Overview
Ronald Jensen, President, IEEE-USA

Keynote Speaker:  Karl Rábago
Vice President, Austin Energy

  Track A - Ballroom B Track B - Ballroom A
9:00 - 10:15 am Electrical Vehicle Market

Moderator:  Bill Williams

Craig Eppling
Regional Communications Manager, General Motors

Mark Perry
Director of Product Planning, Nissan America

Ali Emadi
Founder and President, Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technologies, Inc. and Harris Perlstein Endowed Chair Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology

Rob Ferber
Chief Technology Officer, KLD Energy Technologies

Charging Infrastructure

Moderator:  Russell Lefevre [slides]

Justin Murrill
AMD, Electric Vehicle Charging Station Models/Solutions

Blake Dickinson
Director of Customer Satisfaction, AeroVironment

Rachel Proctor May
Senior Research Analyst, Austin Energy Emerging Transportation Technologies
10:15 - 10:45 am Coffee Break & Exhibits
  Ballroom B Ballroom A
10:45 - Noon PEVs and the Electricity Business

Moderator:  Mayer Sasson 

Harold Adams [slides]
Senior Planning Engineer, Downes Associates, Inc., "PEVs and the Grid: Planning, Operating and Market Considerations"

Dr. James Gover [slides]
Kettering University, Business and Technical Hurdles to Widespread Implementation, Professor of Electrical Engineering

Chris Mi [slides]
Director, DTE Power Electronics Laboratory, Professor, University of Michigan, Dearborn
Customer Acceptance

Moderator:  Doug Taggart

Dave Goldstein
Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington, DC "If You Built it, Will They Come?"

Dr. Veronika Rabl [slides]
Principal, Vision and Results,  "Fuel Economy and the Environment"

John Voelcker [slides]
Editor, High Gear Media 
Noon - 1:15 pm Luncheon Speaker:  Robert Hebner, University of Texas at Austin    GLASS OAKS
"Pecan Street Project:  Implications of Electric Charging"
  Ballroom B Ballroom A
1:15 - 2:30 pm Managing PEV Loads

Moderator:  Russ Harrison

Mark Kapner
Senior Strategy Planner, Austin Energy

Paul Wattles
Supervisor, Demand Response, Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)

Saifur Rahman
Professor, Advanced Research Institute, Virginia Institute of Technology

Electric Vehicle Policy Issues

Moderator:  Erica Wissolik

Jess Totten
Director, Competitive Markets, Texas PUC

Austan S. Librach, P.E., AICP [slides]
Director, Emerging Transportation Technologies, Austin Energy

Chuck Harder [slides]
Director of Regulatory Policy and External Relations, CenterPoint Energy

2:30 - 3:00 pm Coffee Break & Exhibits
  Ballroom B Ballroom A
3:00 - 4:15 pm Panel:  PEVs and the Electric Grid Technology Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator:  Dr. S. Hossein Mousavinezhad, EECS Professor & Chair, Idaho State University

Don Hillebrand
Director of Transportation Research, Argonne National Laboratory

Joe Redfield
Southwest Research Institute

John Goodenough
Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Personal Electric Transportation

Moderator:  Kenny Rice

Dave Wilson [slides]
Director, Corporate Marketing and Academic Programs, National Instruments - LabVIEW e-Bike

Alexis Kwasinki [slides]
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering University of Texas at Austin

Mark SZE-To [slides]
Electric Avenue, Austin
4:15 - 5:00 pm Coffee Break & Exhibits



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