ANSI - American National Standards Institute

Electric Drive Vehicles Workshop Proceedings

April 5-6, 2011

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bethesda North Marriott
5701 Marinelli Road
Bethesda, MD 20852

This two-day workshop considered the codes, standards, and related conformity assessment programs needed to facilitate the successful introduction and widespread acceptance and deployment of light-, medium-, and heavy-duty on-road electric drive vehicles (EDVs) – vehicles that must be connected to the electric grid for recharging of their propulsion energy storage systems, which in most cases will be batteries. The workshop was convened on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

Participants worked collaboratively through presentations, Q&A, and breakout discussions to identify the issues, determine where there are gaps, and make recommendations for additional standards and programs that may be needed. This input will inform a report to be prepared after the workshop.

Day One: April 5, 2011
Time 8:00 am
Topic Registration / Continental Breakfast
Time 9:00 am – 9:15 am
Topic Welcome and Opening Remarks
The speaker will discuss the need for a public-private partnership to help drive the market for EDVs.
Fran Schrotter
Senior Vice President and COO American National Standards Institute
Time 9:15 am –9:30 am
Topic Keynote Address
The speaker will highlight U.S. Department of Energy, (DOE) programs related to electric drive vehicles.

 Patrick Davis  [presentation]
Program Manager, Vehicle Technologies, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

Time 9:30 am – 9:35 am
Topic Introduction of Workshop Facilitator
Jim McCabe
Senior Director, Standards Facilitation, American National Standards Institute
Time 9:35 am – 10:55 am
Topic Panel: U.S. - Based Standards Activities
(Part 1 - Infrastructure)

Panelists in this two-part session will provide high-level overviews of the standards and codes landscape within the United States – what work is taking place and what remains to be done.

With audience Q&A. Topics will include:
  • DOE perspective on the standards and codes landscape for electric drive vehicles
  • IEEE P2030.1, Guide for Electric-Sourced Transportation Infrastructure Working Group and IEEE 1547, Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems
  • The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Priority Action Plan 11 and V2G Domain Experts Working Group
  • Knitting together the codes and standards for the electric vehicle infrastructure – an industry perspective

Facilitator:

Fred Hansen Ph.D.
Program Manager Energetics

Panelists:

 Lee Slezak  [presentation]
Manager, Vehicle Systems Vehicle Technologies Program U.S., Department of Energy

 Thomas S. Basso  [presentation]
Senior Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

 Vishant Shah  [presentation]
Consultant EnerNex Corp.

 Alan Manche P.E.  [presentation]
Director, Industry Standards Schneider Electric

Time 10:55 am – 11:10 am
Topic Networking Break
Time 11:10 am –12:30 pm
Topic Panel: U.S. - Based Standards Activities
(Part 2 - Vehicle)

With audience Q&A. Topics will include:

  • SAE International standards work, including communication protocols and connectors, fast charge, batteries
  • UL standards activity including charging equipment; batteries
  • Report of SAE / NFPA electric vehicles safety standards summit including vehicle charging infrastructure; battery hazards identification and fire protection; training for emergency first responders and enforcement officials
  • Battery abuse fire testing within SAE J2464

Facilitator:

Fred Hansen Ph.D.
Program Manager Energetics

Panelists:

 Jack Pokrzywa  [presentation]
Director, Ground Vehicle Standards, SAE International,

 Kenneth Boyce, P.E.  [presentation]
PDE Manager – Energy Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.,

 Christian Dubay, P.E.  [presentation]
Vice President and Chief Engineer, National Fire Protection Association

 Rich Byczek  [presentation]
Site Manager, Intertek

Time 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Topic Lunch
Time 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Topic Panel: International Standards Landscape
Panelists will provide high-level overviews of current and future standards development initiatives in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), including the IEC-e8 strategic roundtable on electric vehicles, and in the European and Asia-Pacific markets.

With audience Q&A. Topics will include:

  • IEC-e8 strategic roundtable on electric vehicles
  • The CEN-CENELEC Focus Group on European Electro Mobility
  • EDV standards activity in China and Japan
  • IEC/SC 23H on electrical connectors and IEC/TC 69 on charging equipment
  • TABD initiative on electric cars and smart grid

Facilitator:

Frank Kitzantides
Past Vice President, IEC, IEC Senior Technology Consultant

Panelists:

 John Ketchell  [presentation]
Director, Innovation, CEN / CENELEC Management Centre

 Keith Hardy  [presentation]
Senior Technical Advisor, Argonne National Laboratory

 Gregory C. Nieminski, LLC,  [presentation]
Chair, IEC/SC 23H

Kathryn Hauser 
U.S. Executive Director, TransAtlantic Business Dialogue

Time 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Topic Networking Break
Time 3:15 pm – 4:40 pm
Topic Panel: Code, Conformance, and Training Issues
Panelists will provide high-level overviews of code, conformance, and training issues. With audience Q&A. Topics will include:
  • National Electrical Code (NEC) installation issues
  • Potential NEC article 625 issues: listing and minimum enclosure rating requirements; electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) to building power connectivity for Level 2 and up; EVSE portability; branch protection and building wiring minimum sizing; EVSE charging cord topics; safety of chargers, plug-in connection, EVSE's personnel protection, and equipment
  • International Code Council (ICC) building, residential, fire and green construction codes; training of code officials
  • Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program

Facilitator:

Fred Hansen Ph.D.
Program Manager Energetics

Panelists:

 Mark Earley, P.E.  [presentation]
Chief Electrical Engineer, National Fire Protection Association

 Andrew Kriegman  [presentation]
Vice President, Business Development, Leviton Manufacturing Co., NEMA Electric, Vehicle Supply Equipment Section

 Bruce E. Johnson  [presentation]
Director of Fire Service Activities. International Code Council

 Al Ebron  [presentation]
Executive Director, National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium

Time 4:40 pm – 5:00 pm
Topic Wrap-Up Day One / Day Two Preparation
Jim McCabe / Fred Hansen
Time 5:00 pm –6:00 pm
Topic Networking Reception
 
Day Two: April 6, 2011
Time 8:00 am
Topic Registration / Continental Breakfast
Time 9:00 am –9:15 am
Topic Overview of Day / Breakout Group Assignments, (General Session)
Fred Hansen
Time 9:15 am –10:45 am
Topic Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Attendees will select one of three breakout groups to participate in:

  • Vehicle
  • Infrastructure
  • Support services / other
Each group will discuss / answer focus questions on:
  • What are the standards issues of concern for the identified stakeholders?
  • What standards and codes, conformance programs, and/or education programs are needed to address the key standards issues?
  • What are the most important take-aways or messages for DOE?

To augment the discussions, worksheets will be provided online and at registration so that participants may also record their answers in writing. Participants should think about which breakout group they want to participate in and consider writing down some of their answers to the questions ahead of time.


Vehicle Group Facilitator:

Ziga Ivanic, P.E.
Heavy Truck Team Leader, Energetics

Infrastructure Group Facilitator:

Fred Wagner
Program Director Energetics , Support Services / Other Group

Support Services / Other Group Facilitator:

Fred Hansen Ph.D.
Program Manager Energetics

Time 10:45 am – 11:00 am
Topic Networking Break
Time 11:00 am –12:30 pm
Topic Concurrent Breakout Sessions (continued)
Time 12:30 pm –1:30 pm
Topic Lunch
Time 1:30 pm –3:00 pm
Topic Breakout Group Reports (General Session)
Fred Hansen et al.
Time 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Topic Next Steps and Closing Comments
Jim McCabe
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