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DER Aggregation Series: Vehicles & Charging Infrastructure & The Impact on the CA Grid

03/23/2023 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT

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 This panel will focus on the all-important nascent area of electric vehicle (EV) potentials for EV “Everything to Grid” i.e., V-to-Grid, V-to-Home, V-to-Other flexible capacity opportunities.  The session will also provide key insights on charging infrastructure related to the aggregated expansion of EV to its many potential uses.


Hilary Polis

Hilary Polis

Lead - Transportation Electrification, Opinion Dynamics

Hilary Polis is an Associate Director of Transportation Electrification at Opinion Dynamics where she leads Opinion Dynamics’ work in the transportation electrification space. Hilary leverages her expertise in vehicle grid integration to help clients understand the intersection of the EV owner and the grid. She provides advisory services to utilities and automakers across the country that are looking to building or scale EV load management offerings including PG&E, ComEd, and Puget Sound Energy.


Rani Murali

Rani Murali

Electric Vehicles Department (“bi-directional” Ford F-150),Ford Motors

Rani Murali is part of the EV Charging & Energy Services group within Ford Motor Company’s Model-e division. She works in the grid services business focusing on utility partnerships and vehicle grid integration (VGI) programs and pilots with utility companies. Rani brings her experience across the non-profit, government, and private sectors to develop customer charging programs to help utilize EVs as a grid resource.

Kristin Landry

Kristin Landry

Senior Program Manager, Utility, Pacific Gas & Electric

Kristin Landry is a certified Project Management Professional who works on enabling bidirectional electric vehicle technology at Pacific Gas & Electric Company. Through partnerships and pilots, she helps parties understand and overcome the technical and financial challenges of this emerging industry.

Dana Guernsey

Dana Guernsey

Chief Product Officer, Voltus

Dana has dedicated her career to pursuing a cleaner energy future and smarter, more affordable electric grid. As Chief Product Officer, she leads the development of Voltus’s technology-enabled Distributed Energy Resource (DER) platform, which connects Voltus’s customers and technology partners to the value that they can extract from their local energy markets, while at the same time contributing to a more decarbonized and resilient electric grid.


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT
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