Energy Seminar: Integrating Plug-In Electric Vehicles with the Grid in California, Noel Crisostomo
This seminar is dedicated to the memory and legacy of Karl Knapp.
California is progressing toward the deployment of 5 million Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2030, a critical measure necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. In addition, California has set targets to serve the state with 100% clean energy and achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. The California Energy Commission is responsible for assessing the demand for electric vehicle charging infrastructure to support these goals, and quantified that 250,000 chargers at multi-unit dwellings, workplaces, and destinations are needed to serve near-term targets for light-duty electric vehicle deployments in 2025. Efficiently planning for and integrating the charging and discharging of passenger cars -- and all types of electric transportation including in emergent freight and goods movement applications – into the operations of the grid is critical for the success of California’s simultaneous electric power and transportation network decarbonization efforts. This seminar will describe the charging infrastructure technology research, modeling, policy, and incentive designs that the Energy Commission is leading in collaboration with other state agencies to transform automotive and electrical manufacturer, utility, and local initiatives toward seamless vehicle-grid integration.
Noel Crisostomo is an Air Pollution Specialist leading transportation electrification and grid integration policy at the California Energy Commission. In this role, he coordinates interagency regulatory analysis, technology assessment, incentive design, and forecasting efforts for plug-in electric vehicle charging. Previously, Noel was lead utilities regulatory analyst at the California Public Utilities Commission, where he oversaw the investor-owned utility design of electric vehicle programs in dynamic electricity rates, charging infrastructure, the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, and demonstrations leveraging electric vehicles as demand response and storage resources. Noel was a Schneider Fellow (a.k.a. MAP Sustainable Energy Fellow) at Rocky Mountain Institute, where he analyzed utility energy efficiency programs and distributed generation. At San Diego Gas & Electric, Noel supported customer programs in local government partnerships, sustainable communities, and advanced meter infrastructure deployment. Noel holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in energy science and policy from the Earth Systems Program at Stanford University.
Ariane Erickson is Karl Knapp GoEV Manager at Acterra. Ariane has worked in several different capacities during her tenure at Acterra. She currently manages Acterra’s new Karl Knapp Go EV Program, which seeks to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in the Bay Area. Prior to this, she oversaw Acterra’s Business Environmental Awards from 2006 – 2015 and worked on various projects for Acterra’s Development and Energy programs. Prior to joining Acterra, Ariane was a program manager at the UCLA Alumni Association in Los Angeles.
Free and open to all.