Josh Kmiec is a management consultant at ScottMadden focused on Grid Transformation.
Some governments and indeed automakers already have sounded the clarion call that they will stop making internal combustion engines by varied dates certain. It follows that electric vehicles will need humongous amounts of infrastructure to fit their needs. EV make-ready programs are popping up across the country to support development of said infrastructure and related equipment.
But implementation takes work. That shift to EVS will put increased demand on electric utility distribution infrastructure to support the load required by all those new charging stations also popping up everywhere across the nation. That means opportunity.
Here to sort out what that all means to the utility, and who pays for what, is an expert on make-ready programs, ScottMadden's Josh Kmiec. He explains what you need to know. Listen in.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: You've recently done some important work related to EV make-ready. Talk about why it's distinctive.
Josh Kmiec: EV charging infrastructure, and the growth of EVs in general, represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity for utilities. We know the shift is coming, maybe not exactly when, but we're confident there will continue to be increasing adoption of EVs, and with that, increasing load to charge those vehicles.