EVs and Utility Companies
How We Can Help
Strategic consulting and advisory services
EVs are a tremendous opportunity for electric utilities, so make sure you have the right plans and strategies in place. We have provided strategic EV consulting and advisory services for utility companies since 2012. Things are changing rapidly, so our job is to stay on the top of market developments and dynamics while understanding evolving customer expectations. We do not advise by looking in the rear view mirror, but rather by taking a look at where the market is actually heading. Our core competency is knowing what is valuable for EV owners, dealers and other stakeholders.
Training and education
We have led hundreds of EV presentations and workshops. We can provide everything from a 30-minute EV 101 course or market update presentation to your Board to a full-day EV Market and Utility Strategies Workshop. Here is for example an agenda for a four hour workshop that we have done for over 200 utility company managers. We can provide our trainings in person or online using virtual meeting and learning platforms.
Auto dealer engagement
Jukka Kukkonen is a former Area Manager for Ford, so he has combined his automotive industry knowledge with an understanding of the EV market to build powerful auto dealer outreach and education programs with utility companies. We have worked with over 12 utility companies and 100 auto dealers and trained well over 300 auto salespeople in EV sales strategies and utility programs. More information www.EVSalesPro.com
Program development assistance
Whether you are building programs for home, multi-housing, DCFC, workplace, fleet or destination charging or any EV owner engagement program, we have experience developing solutions that will fit your needs. In addition we have had a strong relationship with EV owners since 2012, and these daily connections give us valuable insight into what people expect from utility solutions. Examples of our work can be found at www.WorkplaceCharging.com
Metering, DER, stationary storage and smart charging
We have worked with these solutions for years and have run our own 11.6kW PV, 18.6kWh Li-ion storage batteries, ATS equipped Microgrid system with smart charging since 2018. This experiment has taught us a lot about the dynamics, grid impacts and proper interconnection requirements for this type of setup.
Public outreach and education
Since 2011, we have coordinated and executed hundreds of EV displays, Lunch&Learn presentations, Ride&Drive events and other public EV activities. We have worked with the MPCA and other partners to run the EV display at the State Fair Eco Experience building since 2013, and with the Auto Dealers Association and Great River Energy to create the Electric Room at the Twin Cities Auto Show since 2016.