Advanced Clean Transit Technology Symposium

10:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Monday, February 8, 2016
Byron Sher Auditorium, CalEPA Headquarters Building, 1001 “I” Street, Sacramento

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Opening: 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Jack Kitowski - (Presentation)
Chief, Mobile Source Control Division, Air Resources Board Session

Session 1: Transit Agency Experience with Operating Zero Emission Buses & Performance Data
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

The panel will discuss how to overcome challenges in starting a zero emission bus (ZEB) fleet that will meet existing operational needs, and what is needed to foster large deployment of zero emission buses in the future as fleets expand. The panel will also discuss current performance statistics compared to conventional buses.

Tony Brasil
Chief, Heavy Duty Implementation Branch, Mobile Source Control Division, California Air Resources Board

  1. Andrew Papson - (Presentation)
  2. Lauren Skiver - (Presentation)
  3. Chris Peeples - (Presentation)
  4. Len Engel - (Presentation)
  5. Leslie Eudy - (Presentation)

Electric Bus Program Manager, Foothill Transit
CEO & General Manager, SunLine Transit
At Large Board of Director, AC Transit
Executive Director, Antelope Valley Transit Authority
Senior Project Leader Hydrogen Technologies & Systems Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Session 2: Advanced Technology Availability & Outlook
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The panel will discuss what advanced technologies are currently available, what evidence is available today to support technology readiness, how risk can be shared by multiple entities and minimized for transit agencies, and what the outlook is for further technology advancements and prices for the next 5 to 10 years.

Jaimie Levin
Senior Program Manager & Director, West Coast Operations Center for Transportation & the Environment

  1. Tom Hodek - (Presentation)
  2. Abas Goodarzi - (Presentation)
  3. Christopher Guzy - (Presentation)
  4. Bob Devine - (Presentation)
  5. Matt Horton - (Presentation)
  6. Macy Neshati - (Presentation)
  7. David Warren - (Presentation)

Director/Program Leader over New Product Development, Cummins Westport, Inc.
President & CEO, US Hybrid
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Ballard Power Systems
Director, Advanced Applications , BAE Systems
Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Proterra
Vice President Sales, BYD
Director of Sustainable Transportation, New Flyer

Session 3: Fuels for Clean Technologies
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

The panel will discuss the supply and costs of fuels for clean technologies. Topics include the low carbon fuel standard program, on-site hydrogen production pathways and costs, electricity rate, electricity and gas distribution, and renewable diesel and renewable natural gas.

Eileen Tutt
Executive Director, California Electric Transportation Coalition

  1. Marvin Moon - (Presentation)

  2. Laura Renger - (Presentation)
  3. Sahar Kamali - (Presentation)
  4. Sam Wade - (Presentation Updated 2/10/16)

Director of Engineering & EV Program Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP)
Principle Manager of Air Quality & Climate, Southern California Edison
Business Development Manager, Clean Energy Renewable Fuels
Chief, Transportation Fuels Branch, Industrial Strategies Division, California Air Resources Board

Session 4: On Site Infrastructure for Clean Technologies
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

The panel will discuss new on site infrastructure logistics and solutions for alternative fuels used by transit buses. Discussions will include lessons and experience learned from using gaseous fuels, charging standardization, energy storage, and hydrogen fast fueling for large deployment.

Catherine Dunwoody
Chief, Fuel Cell Program, California Air Resources Board

  1. Tyson Eckerle - (Presentation)

  2. Larry Rillera - (Presentation)
  3. Mark Kosowski - (Presentation)
  4. Nitin Natesan - (Presentation)
  5. Frank De Rosa - (Presentation)

Zero Emissions Vehicle Infrastructure Project Manager, CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development
Senior Clean Technology Development Manager, California Energy Commission
Technical Executive, Electric Power Research Institute
Business Development Manager, Linde LLC
Principle, Advanced Solutions, SunEdison