Agenda

Please note that the Zero Emission Bus conference will be in English.

9:40

Germany’s Zero Emission Transition

Christoph Dammermann
Christoph Dammermann

Vice-Minister, Ministry of Economy/Energy of NRW

9:50

State of Play: Zero Emission Buses

Nikolas Soulopoulos
Nikolas Soulopoulos

Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Bart Biebuyck
Bart Biebuyck

Director of FCH JU

14:00

European Zero Emission Plans

Maja Bakran
Maja Bakran

Deputy Director General DG Mobility and Transport

14:15

16:15

17:45

Closing Remarks

Valerie Bouillon-Delporte
Valerie Bouillon-Delporte

President of the Board of Hydrogen Europe

19:00

Networking & Dinner

A shuttle service will be arranged between the conference and dinner venues

9:40

10:05

Activity in the US

Dan Raudebaugh
Dan Raudebaugh

Executive Director, Center for Transportation & the Environment (CTE)

10:20

Planning for Large Scale Demand

Sectorial announcements and news.

11:40

Suppliers with Big Plans

What is the zero emission offer available from the suppliers? Pitches from:

  • Daimler EvoBus
  • Irizar e-mobility
  • Safra
  • Solaris
  • Van Hool
  • VDL
  • Volvo
  • Wrightbus
  • + others TBC

9:40

10:05

Activity in the US

Dan Raudebaugh
Dan Raudebaugh

Executive Director, Center for Transportation & the Environment (CTE)

10:20

Planning for Large Scale Demand

Sectorial announcements and news.

11:40

Suppliers with Big Plans

What is the zero emission offer available from the suppliers? Pitches from:

  • Daimler EvoBus
  • Irizar e-mobility
  • Safra
  • Solaris
  • Van Hool
  • VDL
  • Volvo
  • Wrightbus
  • + others TBC

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

Executive Director, Center for Transportation & the Environment (CTE)

8:40 AM

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 Managing 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, Bus

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
Download Presentation
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
Download Presentation
Michele Chait
Michele Chait

Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3)

Director

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

ChargePoint

Head of eBus Solutions

Scaling for Large EV Infrastructure Deployments
Download Presentation

3:00 PM

Session 3: Fueling the "Other" Electric Bus

Moderator: Tyson Eckerle, Office of Governor Jerry Brown

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
Download Presentation
Ryan Erickson
Ryan Erickson

Trillium

GM | Strategic Development

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

Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Senior Engineer | Engineering Directorate

Maximizing the range and affordability of H2 buses using cryo-compressed storage
Download Presentation
Nishchay Bharati
Nishchay Bharati

Cummins

Global Product Manager | Electrified Power Business Unit

Cummins' Perspective on Fuel Cells
Download Presentation

4:15 PM

Session 4: Support Programs Panel

Moderator: Dan Raudebaugh, CTE

Support programs and legislative frameworks for innovative transit development

Dan Raudebaugh
Dan Raudebaugh

Executive Director, Center for Transportation & the Environment (CTE)

Mary Leary
Mary Leary

Federal Transit Administration | U.S. Department of Transportation

Acting Deputy, Associate Administrator | Office of Research, Demonstration, and Innovation

Leslie Goodbody
Leslie Goodbody

California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Engineer | Innovative Heavy Duty Strategies

Jen Deci
Jen Deci

U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Majority Professional Staff Member

8:00 AM

Welcome

Dan Raudebaugh
Dan Raudebaugh

Executive Director, Center for Transportation & the Environment (CTE)

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: Voices from the ZEB Front Lines

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
Download Presentation
Jon Nouchi
Jon Nouchi

City and County of Honolulu | Department of Transportation Services

Deputy Director

Planning for Honolulu's Electric Bus Future: Charging Forward with Renewables
Download Presentation
Richard Dooley
Richard Dooley

WeGo Public Transit

Maintenance Director

Nashville's Battery Electric Bus Experience
Download Presentation
Danny Ilioiu
Danny Ilioiu

King County Metro

Strategic Project Manager

Sustainability and Metro’s Zero-Emission Fleet
Download Presentation

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
Download Presentation
Mike Wiley
Mike Wiley

PECO

Sr. Economic Development Specialist

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

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Program Manager

Electric Transit Programs at PG&E
Download Presentation
Robert Thomas
Robert Thomas

SCE

Manager, Pricing Design | Regulatory Operations

Understanding Electricity Pricing for Your Charging Strategy
Download Presentation
Darren Epps
Darren Epps

Southern Company

Product Development Specialist

Providing Solutions for Electric Buses & Fleets
Download Presentation

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

Executive Director, Center for Transportation & the Environment (CTE)

8:40 AM

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 Managing 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, Bus

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
Download Presentation
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
Download Presentation
Michele Chait
Michele Chait

Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3)

Director

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

ChargePoint

Head of eBus Solutions

Scaling for Large EV Infrastructure Deployments
Download Presentation

3:00 PM

Session 3: Fueling the "Other" Electric Bus

Moderator: Tyson Eckerle, Office of Governor Jerry Brown

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
Download Presentation
Ryan Erickson
Ryan Erickson

Trillium

GM | Strategic Development

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

Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Senior Engineer | Engineering Directorate

Maximizing the range and affordability of H2 buses using cryo-compressed storage
Download Presentation
Nishchay Bharati
Nishchay Bharati

Cummins

Global Product Manager | Electrified Power Business Unit

Cummins' Perspective on Fuel Cells
Download Presentation

4:15 PM

Session 4: Support Programs Panel

Moderator: Dan Raudebaugh, CTE

Support programs and legislative frameworks for innovative transit development

Dan Raudebaugh
Dan Raudebaugh

Executive Director, Center for Transportation & the Environment (CTE)

Mary Leary
Mary Leary

Federal Transit Administration | U.S. Department of Transportation

Acting Deputy, Associate Administrator | Office of Research, Demonstration, and Innovation

Leslie Goodbody
Leslie Goodbody

California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Engineer | Innovative Heavy Duty Strategies

Jen Deci
Jen Deci

U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Majority Professional Staff Member

6:30 PM

Dinner Reception at Sheraton Grand: The Deck

            Dinner Reception Sponsor: Ballard Power Systems

8:00 AM

Welcome

Dan Raudebaugh
Dan Raudebaugh

Executive Director, Center for Transportation & the Environment (CTE)

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: Voices from the ZEB Front Lines

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
Download Presentation
Jon Nouchi
Jon Nouchi

City and County of Honolulu | Department of Transportation Services

Deputy Director

Planning for Honolulu's Electric Bus Future: Charging Forward with Renewables
Download Presentation
Richard Dooley
Richard Dooley

WeGo Public Transit

Maintenance Director

Nashville's Battery Electric Bus Experience
Download Presentation
Danny Ilioiu
Danny Ilioiu

King County Metro

Strategic Project Manager

Sustainability and Metro’s Zero-Emission Fleet
Download Presentation

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
Download Presentation
Mike Wiley
Mike Wiley

PECO

Sr. Economic Development Specialist

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

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Program Manager

Electric Transit Programs at PG&E
Download Presentation
Robert Thomas
Robert Thomas

SCE

Manager, Pricing Design | Regulatory Operations

Understanding Electricity Pricing for Your Charging Strategy
Download Presentation
Darren Epps
Darren Epps

Southern Company

Product Development Specialist

Providing Solutions for Electric Buses & Fleets
Download Presentation

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.