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Introduction to the Principles of Transportation Electrification

May 21 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

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*To register with Group Member Points, email [email protected]
Awards 0.4 CEUs / 4 PDHs (Click for more info)
AESP is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). AESP complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, AESP is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. AESP instructors disclose in advance that they have no interest in any product, service, or material discussed during the course. This information is stated orally and in the training course handbook.
Course Description:
The Introduction to the Principles of Transportation Electrification (“TE”) course is designed for those new to the industry. The course will cover a brief history of the TE market, an overview of the legislative and regulatory environment, a review of utility TE programs, an understanding of the role of the utility in supporting TE, and steps to plan, implement, and evaluate TE pilots, programs, and portfolios. Students can expect to come away with a better understanding of what TE entails, and why it’s important for utilities to lead in this transition to electric transportation.

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the historical development and current state of the TE market in the US.
  • Identify key legislative and regulatory drivers for TE at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Compare and contrast different types of utility TE programs, such as rebates and incentives, rates, education and outreach, and infrastructure deployment.
  • Apply the principles of utility planning, implementation, and evaluation to design and manage TE pilots, programs, and portfolios that meet customer needs and regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrate their understanding of the role and value proposition of the utility in supporting the transition to electric transportation, and the benefits and challenges of TE for the utility, customers, and society.
    *Attendees must earn an 70% or higher on the final course test in order to earn 0.4 CEUs.


Michael James Colby

Michael James Colby

Principal, Energy and Utilities Transportation Expert, The Cadmus Group

Mr. Colby is an energy decarbonization leader with 15 years of experience in the electric utility industry, including significant experience leading research, planning and development efforts focused on utility load forecasting, demand-side management (DSM), demand response (DR), distributed energy resources (DER), and transportation electrification (TE). He brings significant real-world experience working with key stakeholders in the energy industry in California and the U.S. Mr. Colby has a deep understanding of the barriers to decarbonizing the energy and transportation industries, drawing on a dynamic background in utility regulation, state and local policy, and utility demand-side management and beneficial electrification programs. Prior to Cadmus, Mr. Colby worked for two different investor-owned utilities: Xcel Energy in Colorado and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), where he developed innovative new TE programs at both organizations. Mr. Colby earned a BA in Economics with a Minor in Urban Studies from San Francisco State University (SFSU) and a MA in Economics from San Diego State University (SDSU).

Mr. Colby is an experienced educator and trainer as well. While earning his graduate degree from SDSU, Mr. Colby taught two courses of Introduction to Macroeconomics. In addition, throughout his career Mr. Colby has led numerous trainings (e.g., for internal staff, contractors and consultants, program participants, etc.), stakeholder outreach events, community education events, conferences, and other opportunities to present and educate in front of diverse audiences, both online and in-person. Mr. Colby is passionate about decarbonization, and transportation electrification specifically, and one of the reasons he recently left working for a utility to re-join the consulting world is to have a broader impact on the clean energy transition. Mr. Colby is excited about the potential opportunity to share what he has learned over 15 years in the industry with those just starting out.


May 21
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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