Austin Energy, Manager, Emerging Technologies and Electric Vehicles
118 Nueces St.
5:45pm Doors and Bar
6:15pm Presentation, Q&A
What are the disruptive technologies, trends, and policies that are defining the future of the electric grid and its impact on you? What have we learned from recent hurricane activity? What is the status of Austin’s electric autonomous vehicles plan and transportation electrification program? What do we hope to accomplish with the US Department of Energy grant-funded Austin SHINES project?
Specific Austin-based programs will be discussed, with a “bigger picture” view on how they contribute to Energy & Smart Cities.
Karl Popham is Austin Energy’s first and current Electric Vehicles & Emerging Technologies Manager, the nation’s 8th largest public power utility. Karl has been the Principal Investigator on three U.S. Department of Energy grants advancing transportation electrification and renewable energy technologies and policies. He has published several articles on electrification and emerging trends, is a research contributor, and is co-author of Smart Cities: Applications, Technologies, Standards & Driving Factors, a book published by Springer in 2017.