ABOUT THE ZEB CONFERENCE

Accelerating the adoption of battery & fuel cell electric transit buses

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WHAT’S NEXT IN CLEAN TRANSIT

After the success of the 2016 London conference, the Zero Emission Bus conference will return for a second edition in Cologne on 27 th and 28 th November 2018. The conference is organised with the support of the mayor office. The Mayor of Cologne, Ms Reker will open the conference.

The Zero Emission Bus conference brings together 300 policy makers, bus operators and industry experts to drive forward the realisation of zero emission public transport for Europe.

National and regional policy makers are under increasing pressure to provide clean solutions for the transport sector to improve air quality across Europe’s cities and regions. The Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) conference aims to provide these solutions and inform policy makers of the different options available to them from the battery and fuel cell electric bus industries. Participants are invited to join the exchange of ideas on these innovative technologies, and how barriers to their effective roll out can be overcome.

The ZEB conference is also an open invitation to operators, industry players and investors alike to participate in a new wave of zero emissions technology for public transport and get involved in ongoing and future European initiatives.

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Schedule

Expanding the knowledge base for ZEB adoption

9:30

State of Play – Why Now?

Political commitments and readiness level of ZE technologies. Are zero emission technologies ready for widespread deployment? What are the current status and prospects for zero emission buses?

13:30

Affordability

New financing and business models to reduce the cost of ZE technologies. How can ZE buses become more affordable?

9:00

Scaling Up

Looking to the future - bus & infrastructure manufacturers share details of their zero emission offers.

11:45

Big Plans: Global Perspectives & Announcements

Large-scale plans for expanding ZE fleets in Europe and beyond. How can Europe be a world leader on zero emission technologies?

15:45

How to Make it Happen: Policy & Operation

Cities currently deploying ZE buses share lessons & best practices for implementing zero emission policies and guidelines for procurement. Operators and industry experts discuss overcoming challenges in early deployments and the impacts on operation & maintenance.

9:30

State of Play – Why Now?

Political commitments and readiness level of ZE technologies. Are zero emission technologies ready for widespread deployment? What are the current status and prospects for zero emission buses?

13:30

Affordability

New financing and business models to reduce the cost of ZE technologies. How can ZE buses become more affordable?

15:45

How to Make it Happen: Policy & Operation

Cities currently deploying ZE buses share lessons & best practices for implementing zero emission policies and guidelines for procurement. Operators and industry experts discuss overcoming challenges in early deployments and the impacts on operation & maintenance.

9:00

Scaling Up

Looking to the future - bus & infrastructure manufacturers share details of their zero emission offers.

11:45

Big Plans: Global Perspectives & Announcements

Large-scale plans for expanding ZE fleets in Europe and beyond. How can Europe be a world leader on zero emission technologies?

8:00 AM

Opening Address

Dan Raudebaugh, CTE's Executive Director and co-host of the ZEB conference, kicks off Day 1.

Dan Raudebaugh
Dan Raudebaugh

Center for Transportation & the Environment (CTE)

Executive Director

8:40 AM

9:10 AM

State of European Battery Electric Buses

Umberto Guida
Umberto Guida

UITP

Director | Research & Innovation

9:50 AM

Session 1: Planning Our Zero Emission Future at Scale

Moderator: Steve Clermont, CTE

Current full fleet transition work underway.
 

Steve Clermont
Steve Clermont

Center for Transportation & the Environment (CTE)

Senior Engineering Consultant, Director of Planning and Development

Marc Manning
Marc Manning

LA Metro

Senior Director | Vehicle Engineering & Acquisition

Sal Llamas
Sal Llamas

AC Transit

Chief Operating Officer

Erik Johanson
Erik Johanson

SEPTA

Director of Innovation

Bill Spraul
Bill Spraul

San Diego MTS

Chief Operating Officer

11:30 AM

Lunch & ZEB Display Tours

See first hand the state of the art battery and fuel cell electric buses from BYD, Proterra, ENC, New Flyer and GreenPower Bus.

1:15 PM

Session 2: Operational & Infrastructure Considerations for Battery Electric Buses

Moderator: Chris Nelder, Rocky Mountain Institute

Various aspects of battery electric bus deployments that differ from traditional technology and efforts underway to address these differences.
 

Chris Nelder
Chris Nelder

Rocky Mountain Institute

Manager | EV-Grid Initiative

Matt Boothe
Matt Boothe

Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE)

Engineering Consultant, Propulsion Systems Specialist

Modeling for Procurement, Route Design & Charging Profile
Cliff Henke
Cliff Henke

WSP

Assistant VP, Senior Analyst | Transit and Rail

Going Beyond the Pilot: Depot modifications planning and design considerations for whole-fleet ZEBs transitions
Michele Chait
Michele Chait

Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3)

Director

Electric Rate Structures Supporting ZEBs
Leah O’Dwyer
Leah O’Dwyer

ChargePoint

Head of eBus Solutions

3:00 PM

Session 3: Fueling the "Other" Electric Bus

How will the hydrogen industry provide for cost-effective and logistically feasible fuel cell electric bus fueling?

Tyson Eckerle
Tyson Eckerle

Office of Governor Jerry Brown

Deputy Director | ZEV Infrastructure

Oliver Bishop
Oliver Bishop

Shell Hydrogen

General Manager

Realizing Hydrogen As A Cost Competitive Fuel
Ryan Erickson
Ryan Erickson

Trillium

GM | Strategic Development

Trillium/Love’s H2 station for OCTA & Others
Salvador Aceves
Salvador Aceves

Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Senior Engineer | Engineering Directorate

Maximizing the range and affordability of H2 buses using cryo-compressed storage

4:15 PM

Session 4: Support Programs Panel

Moderator: Dan Raudebaugh, CTE State and federal funding mechanisms for ZEB adoption.

Dan Raudebaugh
Dan Raudebaugh

Center for Transportation & the Environment (CTE)

Executive Director

Mary Leary
Mary Leary

Federal Transit Administration | U.S. Department of Transportation

Director of Research Management, Innovation, and Outreach

Leslie Goodbody
Leslie Goodbody

California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Engineer | Innovative Heavy Duty Strategies

8:00 AM

Welcome

Dan Raudebaugh
Dan Raudebaugh

Center for Transportation & the Environment (CTE)

Executive Director

8:10 AM

Zero Emission Bus Resource Alliance

ZEBRA activities and opportunities for interested transit agencies

Lauren Skiver
Lauren Skiver

SunLine Transit Agency

CEO/General Manager

6:30 PM

Dinner Reception at Sheraton Grand: The Deck

            Dinner Reception Sponsor: Ballard Power Systems

8:20 AM

Session 5: Strategies for Getting Started with ZEBs

Moderator: Mona Babauta, Golden Gate Transit

Transit leaders and case studies of key learnings

Mona Babauta
Mona Babauta

Golden Gate Transit

Deputy General Manager, Bus Divsion

Gary Miskell
Gary Miskell

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)

Chief Information and Technology Officer

VTA's Smart Charge Bus to Grid Pilot
Jon Nouchi
Jon Nouchi

City and County of Honolulu | Department of Transportation Services

Deputy Director

Planning for Hawaii’s Electric Bus Future: Charging Forward with Renewables
Richard Dooley
Richard Dooley

WeGo Public Transit

Maintenance Director

Nashville's Battery Electric Bus Experience
Danny Ilioiu
Danny Ilioiu

King County Metro

Strategic Project Manager

10:05 AM

Session 6: Utility Programs for Transit & Process for Engagement

Moderator: Carrie Sisto, CPUC

Utility perspectives, existing transit pilot programs, and the process for engagement

Carrie Sisto
Carrie Sisto

CPUC, Energy Division

Analyst | Electric Vehicles

Joe Colett
Joe Colett

Portland General Electric (PGE)

Product Manager | Emerging Technologies

Electrified Mass Transit Pilot Projects: Lessons Learned
Mike Wiley
Mike Wiley

PECO

Sr. Economic Development Specialist

Engaging your utility when partnering in electrification – where to start
Ben Villagra
Ben Villagra

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Program Manager

Electric Transit Programs at PG&E
Robert Thomas
Robert Thomas

SCE

Manager, Pricing Design | Regulatory Operations

Darren Epps
Darren Epps

Southern Company

Product Development Specialist

Providing Solutions for Electric Buses & Fleets

12:00 PM

Lunch Workshop: Diving Deeper into Fuel Cell Electric Buses – Benefits, Costs and Opportunities

    Box lunch and fuel cell bus workshop hosted by the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) from 12 PM to 3 PM in the Union Station Conference Room. 

8:00 AM

Opening Address

Dan Raudebaugh, CTE's Executive Director and co-host of the ZEB conference, kicks off Day 1.

Dan Raudebaugh
Dan Raudebaugh

Center for Transportation & the Environment (CTE)

Executive Director

8:40 AM

9:10 AM

State of European Battery Electric Buses

Umberto Guida
Umberto Guida

UITP

Director | Research & Innovation

9:50 AM

Session 1: Planning Our Zero Emission Future at Scale

Moderator: Steve Clermont, CTE

Current full fleet transition work underway.
 

Steve Clermont
Steve Clermont

Center for Transportation & the Environment (CTE)

Senior Engineering Consultant, Director of Planning and Development

Marc Manning
Marc Manning

LA Metro

Senior Director | Vehicle Engineering & Acquisition

Sal Llamas
Sal Llamas

AC Transit

Chief Operating Officer

Erik Johanson
Erik Johanson

SEPTA

Director of Innovation

Bill Spraul
Bill Spraul

San Diego MTS

Chief Operating Officer

11:30 AM

Lunch & ZEB Display Tours

See first hand the state of the art battery and fuel cell electric buses from BYD, Proterra, ENC, New Flyer and GreenPower Bus.

1:15 PM

Session 2: Operational & Infrastructure Considerations for Battery Electric Buses

Moderator: Chris Nelder, Rocky Mountain Institute

Various aspects of battery electric bus deployments that differ from traditional technology and efforts underway to address these differences.
 

Chris Nelder
Chris Nelder

Rocky Mountain Institute

Manager | EV-Grid Initiative

Matt Boothe
Matt Boothe

Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE)

Engineering Consultant, Propulsion Systems Specialist

Modeling for Procurement, Route Design & Charging Profile
Cliff Henke
Cliff Henke

WSP

Assistant VP, Senior Analyst | Transit and Rail

Going Beyond the Pilot: Depot modifications planning and design considerations for whole-fleet ZEBs transitions
Michele Chait
Michele Chait

Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3)

Director

Electric Rate Structures Supporting ZEBs
Leah O’Dwyer
Leah O’Dwyer

ChargePoint

Head of eBus Solutions

3:00 PM

Session 3: Fueling the "Other" Electric Bus

How will the hydrogen industry provide for cost-effective and logistically feasible fuel cell electric bus fueling?

Tyson Eckerle
Tyson Eckerle

Office of Governor Jerry Brown

Deputy Director | ZEV Infrastructure

Oliver Bishop
Oliver Bishop

Shell Hydrogen

General Manager

Realizing Hydrogen As A Cost Competitive Fuel
Ryan Erickson
Ryan Erickson

Trillium

GM | Strategic Development

Trillium/Love’s H2 station for OCTA & Others
Salvador Aceves
Salvador Aceves

Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Senior Engineer | Engineering Directorate

Maximizing the range and affordability of H2 buses using cryo-compressed storage

4:15 PM

Session 4: Support Programs Panel

Moderator: Dan Raudebaugh, CTE State and federal funding mechanisms for ZEB adoption.

Dan Raudebaugh
Dan Raudebaugh

Center for Transportation & the Environment (CTE)

Executive Director

Mary Leary
Mary Leary

Federal Transit Administration | U.S. Department of Transportation

Director of Research Management, Innovation, and Outreach

Leslie Goodbody
Leslie Goodbody

California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Engineer | Innovative Heavy Duty Strategies

6:30 PM

Dinner Reception at Sheraton Grand: The Deck

            Dinner Reception Sponsor: Ballard Power Systems

8:00 AM

Welcome

Dan Raudebaugh
Dan Raudebaugh

Center for Transportation & the Environment (CTE)

Executive Director

8:10 AM

Zero Emission Bus Resource Alliance

ZEBRA activities and opportunities for interested transit agencies

Lauren Skiver
Lauren Skiver

SunLine Transit Agency

CEO/General Manager

8:20 AM

Session 5: Strategies for Getting Started with ZEBs

Moderator: Mona Babauta, Golden Gate Transit

Transit leaders and case studies of key learnings

Mona Babauta
Mona Babauta

Golden Gate Transit

Deputy General Manager, Bus Divsion

Gary Miskell
Gary Miskell

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)

Chief Information and Technology Officer

VTA's Smart Charge Bus to Grid Pilot
Jon Nouchi
Jon Nouchi

City and County of Honolulu | Department of Transportation Services

Deputy Director

Planning for Hawaii’s Electric Bus Future: Charging Forward with Renewables
Richard Dooley
Richard Dooley

WeGo Public Transit

Maintenance Director

Nashville's Battery Electric Bus Experience
Danny Ilioiu
Danny Ilioiu

King County Metro

Strategic Project Manager

10:05 AM

Session 6: Utility Programs for Transit & Process for Engagement

Moderator: Carrie Sisto, CPUC

Utility perspectives, existing transit pilot programs, and the process for engagement

Carrie Sisto
Carrie Sisto

CPUC, Energy Division

Analyst | Electric Vehicles

Joe Colett
Joe Colett

Portland General Electric (PGE)

Product Manager | Emerging Technologies

Electrified Mass Transit Pilot Projects: Lessons Learned
Mike Wiley
Mike Wiley

PECO

Sr. Economic Development Specialist

Engaging your utility when partnering in electrification – where to start
Ben Villagra
Ben Villagra

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Program Manager

Electric Transit Programs at PG&E
Robert Thomas
Robert Thomas

SCE

Manager, Pricing Design | Regulatory Operations

Darren Epps
Darren Epps

Southern Company

Product Development Specialist

Providing Solutions for Electric Buses & Fleets

12:00 PM

Lunch Workshop: Diving Deeper into Fuel Cell Electric Buses – Benefits, Costs and Opportunities

    Box lunch and fuel cell bus workshop hosted by the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) from 12 PM to 3 PM in the Union Station Conference Room. 

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