EV  Charging Infrastructure US(October 4-5, 2023 )

The  electric mobility revolution in the US is now at the next level.  Several states have established strict zero-emission vehicle (ZEV)  targets. While technology is advancing at a fast pace, charging  infrastructure is still a critical challenge. Accelerating investments  in building a resilient, equitable and inclusive charging infrastructure  has become a prerequisite for realizing the ZEV targets. The continued  federal and state support and industry commitment are signs enough that  this challenge is being addressed. 

Global  Transmission Report will organize its 5th annual conference on EV  Charging Infrastructure US on October 4-5, 2023 at New York Marriott Downtown.

The  conference will highlight programs, opportunities, technology and  solutions to build a resilient, efficient and equitable charging  infrastructure in the US. 

The  conference will bring together policymakers, regulators, utilities,  charging infrastructure developers, auto OEMs and technology providers  to discuss the challenges and explore solutions for building the  envisioned charging infrastructure in the country.

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Port Electrification East (November 8-9, 2023)

Ports are actively striving to reduce carbon emissions through the electrification of their activities and operations such as shore powering, cargo handling and drayage. Electrification of ports can be complex and managing all its facets requires a robust strategy, overhaul of existing infrastructure, and, very importantly, funding. 

The federal government recently announced USD4 billion in funding to support the electrification of ports. Through Clean Ports Program, the government will invest USD3 billion in technologies to reduce pollutants and emissions at ports. It will invest an additional USD1 billion under its Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicle Program through which the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce vehicle emissions, including those used to move cargo in and around the ports. Several other federal agencies including the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) have funding programs and grants for greening the ports. Decarbonizing port operations has become crucial and collaborative efforts of the government, port authorities, terminal operators and industry are gaining momentum. 

After organizing a successful conference on Port Electrification US in Long Beach in June 2023, Global Transmission is excited to announce the launch edition of its Port Electrification East conference to be held on November 8-9, 2023 at The Westin Jersey City Newport. The conference’s mission is to highlight opportunities and solutions for the electrification of ports. 

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Buildings Electrification US (November 29-30, 2023)

Buildings are a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and in many states, next only to transportation. As the US economy transitions to net zero, federal, state, and city governments have set ambitious targets, and are offering incentives and programs to promote beneficial and equitable electrification of buildings. Funding programs under IIJA and incentives through IRA provided an impetus to accelerate this transition. State leaders of California, New York, Colorado, Utah, Massachusetts, Maine, etc., have already delivered notable progress. Even individual real estate investors have set emissions reduction targets and are adopting solutions to achieve those goals by phasing out the use of fossil fuels and accelerating electrification. Moreover, the increasing availability and declining costs of renewable energy sources are making it feasible to power buildings with clean electricity.  

Incentives and rebates are also being offered for retrofitting existing buildings with electrified systems, including heat pumps and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. While these measures are promising, equity and social justice considerations become important for the benefits of electrification to reach all communities.  

Moving to low-carbon and resilient buildings at scale will require careful planning of the electrical system at the property’s premises. This, in turn, is creating an urgency to assess the infrastructure required for electrifying new and existing buildings and its impact on and integration with the wider electric grid of the local utility.  

Policy goals, regulatory mandates,utility support, cost reductions, and technology advancements are driving the electrification of buildings. In this context, Global Transmission is organizing its launch conference on Buildings Electrification US, to be held on November 29-30, 2023 at San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront. The mission of the conference is to discuss challenges and explore solutions for electrifying buildings in an energy-efficient, cost-effective, and equitable way.  

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 Baltic Offshore Wind Transmission (November 15, 2023)

Offshore wind is emerging as a driving resource for strengthening the security of energy supply in the Baltic Sea region. Given the ongoing energy supply challenges, the Baltic Sea countries are already taking steps to collaborate and accelerate the development of the offshore wind industry in the region. Last year in August, eight Baltic Sea countries pledged to develop 20 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030. However, insufficient grid capacity and limited offshore infrastructure pose a huge challenge to realising this ambition.

Global Transmission Report is organising its 4th annual conference on the Baltic Offshore Wind Transmission on November 15, 2023 at Sofitel Warsaw Victoria, Poland. The mission of the conference is to discuss the challenges and explore solutions for the development of the OSW industry and the related transmission infrastructure to meet the region’s energy security goals.

The event will bring together different stakeholders involved in offshore wind energy and grid development in the Baltic Sea region. It will provide an opportunity to meet and learn from policymakers, regulators, project developers, transmission system operators, technology providers, and industry experts.

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