Center for Business and RegulationPhotos of UIS Students and Faculty

Energy and Transportation: Electric Vehicle Technology and Grid Modernization Convergence

Featuring a demonstration plug-in hybrid electric vehicle from the University of Delaware's Vehicle-to-Grid Research Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
8:00 a.m. - 1:15pm

Phoenix Park Hotel
520 North Capitol Street, NW

Light Lunch will be served

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Business and Regulation, College of Business and Management, University of Illinois

Opening Remarks

The Honorable Federico Pena
Co-Chair, COMPETE Coalition
Former U.S. Energy Secretary
Former U.S. Transportation Secretary

Keynote Address

The Honorable Philip D. Moeller
Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Electric Vehicles: Obstacles and Opportunities

Moderated by:
The Honorable William Massey, Former Commissioner,
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


  • Deron Lovaas, Federal Transportation Policy Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Bill Reinert, Advanced Technology Group, Toyota Motor Sales, USA Inc.
  • Scott Baker, Policy Analyst, Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration, University of Delaware
  • Vincent Lyons, Vice President of Engineering & Product Development, Leggett & Platt
  • Kenneth Schuyler, Vice President EIS, PJM Interconnection

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Market Support for Electric Vehicles

Moderated by:
The Honorable Robert Powelson, Commissioner,
Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission


  • Allen Friefeld, Senior Vice President,Viridity Energy
  • Chris Thomas, Policy Director, Illinois Citizens Utility Board
  • John O'Brien, Senior Vice President, NRG Energy
  • Stu Bresler, Vice President, Market Operations, PJM Interconnection

The University of Delaware vehicle is part of a plug-in vehicle energy storage pilot program in operation with PJM Interconnection, the nation's largest electricity grid operator.

To RSVP: (202) 745-6331 or

(NOTE: There is no cost for this event, and it is expected to qualify as a "widely attended event" pursuant to House and Senate rules. Congressional staff may contact the Senate Office of Congressional Ethics at 225-9739 or the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct at 225-7103 with questions.)