A Zero Emission Infrastructure Planning Workshop for Transit Agencies

The Grand Long Beach Events Center
4101 E Willow St
Long Beach, CA 90815

 

Tentative Agenda

August 14, 2019

2:30PM | Registration Opens (Garden Room) (Confirmed RSVP required for tour, no onsite registration is available)

3:00PM | Site Tour Begins

Hop aboard a Long Beach Transit bus to visit Long Beach Transit’s Charging Depot. Upon arrival, guests will be taken on an infrastructure walking tour.

4:30PM | Return to the Grand Long Beach Events Center

5:00PM | Reception Begins (Garden Room) hosted by Ballard Power Systems

Join us for a welcome reception hosted by Ballard Power Systems and hear from company leadership on what it means to Zoom to Zero. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided

• Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jack Brouwer, Director of National Fuel Cell Research Center, University of California Irvine DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE

7:00PM | Reception Ends

August 15, 2019

8:00AM | Registration Opens and Networking Breakfast (Grand Ballroom)

Kick off the day with pastries and an opportunity to network and make new connections.

9:00AM | Call to Order, Welcome, and Opening Remarks– Why Infrastructure is Critical to Zero Emission Vehicle Deployment (Grand Ballroom)

  • Call to Order: Fred Silver, Vice President, CALSTART
  • Welcome and Opening Remarks: Lauren Skiver, Chief Executive Officer, General Manager, SunLine Transit Agency
  • Opening Remarks: Ben De Alba, Advisor to Commissioner Patty Monahan, California Energy Commission

9:20AM | Regulation Presentation (Grand Ballroom)

Learn about the requirements and important aspects of the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Innovative Clean Transit Rule.

• Yachun Chow, Manager, Zero Emission Truck and Bus, California Air Resources Board DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE

9:40AM | How to Decide? Electric or Hydrogen – What are the Barriers and Solutions? (Grand Ballroom)

Hear from industry leaders and early adopters on battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell technologies. Learn how to evaluate your technology needs of your fleet, electric, hydrogen, or both. Discover the barriers and solutions that early adopters have faced when planning and deploying these technologies.
• Moderator: Tommy Edwards, Chief Performance Officer, SunLine Transit Agency
• Martin Tompkins, Senior Director of Operations & Planning, Antelope Valley Transit Authority
• Cliff Thorne, Director of Maintenance, Orange County Transportation Authority DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE
• Cecil Blandon, Director of Maintenance, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

10:25AM | Plan your Infrastructure to fit your Operations (Grand Ballroom)

Hear from industry experts on deploying zero emission infrastructure. What steps need to be considered for infrastructure planning and development? What are key lessons learned to support successful deployment?
• Moderator: Alycia Gilde, Director of Fuels & Infrastructure, CALSTART DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE
• Brian Lee, Head of Transit Operations, Los Angeles Department of Transportation DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE
• Jagmeet Khangura, Microgrid Solutions Lead, Power, Black & Veatch DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE
• Kimberly Okafor, Zero Emission Solutions, Trillium DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE

11:10AM | Break

11:25AM | Breakout #1: Hydrogen – How to Source your Fuel: Make or Buy it? (Grand Ballroom)

In order to have hydrogen fuel cell buses meet operational needs, a fleet must decide how they will fuel their fleet. This breakout will provide fleets with the options to either produce their own hydrogen fuel or buy it.
• Moderator: Nico Bouwkamp, Technical Program Manager, California Fuel Cell Partnership
• Rob Del Core, Managing Director, Hydrogenics USA, Inc. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE
• Bob Fourie, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Hydrogen Energy, Air Liquide

Breakout #2: Electric – Plug in your Electric Bus (Catalina Room)

When deploying battery-electric buses there are many charging options for fleets. Hear from electric vehicle supply equipment providers about the considerations of different charging methods your battery-electric bus.
• Moderator: Fred Silver, Vice President, CALSTART DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE
• Chuck Ebbets, Senior Account Manager, Viriciti DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE
• Larry Hayashigawa, Business Development BTCPower Inc. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE
• Brian Pollock, Business Development, Siemens Industry, Inc. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE

12:10PM | Lunch (Grand Ballroom)

1:15PM | Breakout #1: Hydrogen – Deployment Best Practices (Grand Ballroom)

Learn about the best practices for deploying a hydrogen bus fleet.
• Moderator: Rudy Le Flore, Chief Project Consultant, SunLine Transit Agency DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE
• Tim Sasseen, Business Development Manager, Ballard Power Systems DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE
• Arndt Lutz, General Manager, North America, Nel Hydrogen DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE
• Mark Abramowitz, Consultant, Plug Power DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE

Breakout #2: Electric – Best Practices of Municipal Utilities (Catalina Room)

Many municipal utilities or “munis” supply power to transit agencies and partner with them on infrastructure planning. Hear from various munis on their implementation strategies and role in transit electrification. Discussion leaders will talk about their best practices and how fleets can work with their municipal to deploy their battery-electric buses.
• Moderator: Kristian Jokinen, Program Manager, CALSTART
• Yamen Nanne, Electric Transportation Programs Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
• Marvin Moon, Assistant General Manager- Power Delivery, Pasadena Water and Power
DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE

2:00PM | Break

2:15PM | Who is on Your Implementation Team? (Grand Ballroom)

After you have determined the optimal ZEB technology for your transit fleet, you then need to build your team to implement an infrastructure project to completion. Who should be on your team, and what should your team consider from start to finish for deploying a zero emission bus?
• Rudy Le Flore, Chief Project Consultant, SunLine Transit Agency DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE
• Len Sheptock, Principal and Owner, Desert Paradise Construction, LLC

2:45PM | How to Fund Your Zero Emission Fleet? (Grand Ballroom)

Learn about incentive programs that can help with the cost of deploying zero emission infrastructure needed to fuel your buses.
• Moderator: Tarah Campi, Program Manager, CALSTART DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE
• Yachun Chow, Manager, Zero Emission Truck and Bus, California Air Resources Board DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE
• Ben De Alba, Advisor to Commissioner Patty Monahan, California Energy Commission DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE
• Andrew Papson, Advisor, eMobility, Southern California Edison DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE
• Jacob Whitson, Program Supervisor, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District

3:45PM | Closing Remarks (Grand Ballroom)

• Lauren Skiver, Chief Executive Officer, General Manager, SunLine Transit Agency
• Fred Silver, Vice President, CALSTART

4:00PM | Workshop Adjourns