Day 1

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8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks

    Joan Ogden, Director, STEPS Program

9:10 a.m. Session 1: California Targets 2030-2050 (recap of CCPM3)

    Moderator: Lew Fulton, Co-Director, STEPS

  • Robert Bienenfeld, Assistant Vice President, Environment and Energy Strategy at American Honda Motor Company
  • Michael Coates, CEO, Mightycomm
  • Colin Murphy, Policy Advocate, NextGen Policy
  • Austin Brown, Executive Director, Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy, UC Davis

10:10 a.m.Keynote: Big Data, Data Analytics and Transport Modeling

Sonia Yeh, Professor, Chalmers University

10:40 a.m. Coffee Break

11:00 a.m Session 2: Grid Integration of EVs

    Moderator: Joan Ogden

  • Grid Impact Modeling for Large Scale Penetration of Zero Emission Vehicles in California
    Behdad Kiani, Assistant Project Scientist, STEPS
  • The Future of Electric Vehicle Emissions in the US
    Alan Jenn, Researcher, Plug-In Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center

  • Daniel Hopper, Senior Manager of Strategy, Southern California Edison
  • Lisa Snapp, Director of the Climate Analysis and Strategies Center, US Environmental Protection Agency

12:15 p.m. Lunch and Poster Session

    STEPS students and researchers present in poster format

2:15 p.m. Session 3: Trucking and Logistics

    Moderator: Lew Fulton

  • Last Mile Delivery and Automated Trucks
    Hanjiro Ambrose, PhD Candidate, UC Davis
  • An Update on California Transition Scenarios
    Marshall Miller, Senior Development, Engineer, STEPS

  • Jimmy O'Dea, Senior Vehicles Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Sarah Flick, Corporate Development Manager, Westport Fuel Systems

3:30 p.m. Coffee Break

3:45 p.m. Session 4: Perspectives on Hydrogen Infrastructure Developments

    Moderator: Joan Ogden

  • Stephen Ellis, Fuel Cell Vehicle Marketing Manager, American Honda Motor Company
  • Jean Baronas, Supervisor Hydrogen Unit, California Energy Commission
  • Wayne Leighty, Hydrogen Fuel Business Development Manager, Shell
    Discussant: Robert Wimmer, Director of Energy and Environmental Research Group Toyota Motor North America

5:00 p.m. Day 1 Wrap Up

    Joan Ogden

5:30 p.m. Reception at City Hall Tavern-Bistro 33 (226 F Street, Davis, CA 95616)

Day 2

8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee

9:00 a.m. Session 5: Three Revolutions (3Rs)

    Moderator: Austin Brown, Executive Director, UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, the Environment, and the Economy

  • Summary of 3R Conference held February 2018 and other 3R Updates
    Mollie D'Agostino, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Policy Director, ITS-Davis
  • California Panel Study of Emerging Technologies and Transportation Trends
    Giovanni Circella, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program Director, ITS-Davis
  • The Cost of 3 Revolutions: a Deeper Dive
    Lew Fulton, STEPS co-Director

  • Ken Laberteaux, Senior Principal Scientist, Toyota
  • Adam Gromis, Public Policy Manager, Sustainability & Environmental Impact, Uber

10:15 a.m. Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. Session 6: EV Market Update

    Moderator: Gil Tal, Researcher, PHEV Center

  • Comparison of ZEV mandates in California and China
    Yunshi Wang, Director, China Center for Energy and Transportation, ITS-Davis
  • Buyers and Market Demand in California, US and China
    Gil Tal, Research Director, PHEV Center
  • Gender Differences in Plug-in Electric Vehicles Purchasing Patterns
    Ken Kurani, Researcher, PH&EV Center
    Discussant: Kadir Bedir, EV Infrastructure Specialist, California Energy Commission

11:45 a.m. Day 2 Wrap Up and Closing Remarks

    Lew Fulton

12:00 p.m. Boxed Lunch and Adjourn

STEPS Spring Board of Advisors Meeting
May 16 2018
Founders Room
Alumni Center

12:45 p.m. Arrival and Coffee

12:55 p.m. Group Photo

1:00 p.m. Discussion Items

  • STEPS3 wrap up
  • Setting the Stage for STEPS4
    • New sponsorship structure
    • Tower System presentations

3:15 p.m. Concluding Remarks

3:30 p.m. Adjourn


Sonia Yeh, Chalmers University

Sonia Yeh, Chalmers University

Dr. Yeh is Professor in Transport and Energy Systems in the Department of Space, Earth and Environment at Chalmers University in Sweden. Her expertise is in energy economics and energy system modeling, alternative transportation fuels, sustainability standards, technological change, and consumer behavior and urban mobility. Between 2007 and 2014, she co-led a large collaborative team from the University of California Davis and UC Berkeley advising the U.S. states of California and Oregon, and British Columbia, Canada to design and implement a market-based carbon policy (Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and Clean Fuel Standard (CFS)) targeting GHG emission reductions from the transport sector. She received Academic Federation Award for Excellence in Research by the UC Davis in 2014 and was appointed as Adlerbertska visiting professor at Chalmers University of Technology in 2015. She served as Fulbright Distinguished Chair Professor in Alternative Energy Technology in 2016-2017.