Oncor, POWER Engineers
Jennifer Deaton is manager of corporate strategy and electrification at Oncor Electric Delivery. Nathan Bingham is director of strategy and technology at POWER Engineers.
Texas is vast, which leads to outsized issues concerning the growth of electrification, especially when you are the largest energy delivery company in the Lone Star State. There are growing pains at Oncor, which is leading the charge on fleet electrification in its considerable service territory.
The massive innovation requires lots of education for fleet managers as to why and how to make the change from the combustion engine to electric. On top of that, planning and implementation of fleet electrification on such a big scale requires new transmission lines and substations to handle the added loads.
PUF caught up with the experts taking on the Texas-sized issues from fleet manager education to grid expansion and everything in between. Oncor Electric Delivery's Jennifer Deaton and POWER Engineers' Nathan Bingham have the answers when it comes to fleet electrification in big spaces.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: Why is this subject of fleet electrification so important?
Jennifer Deaton: That's a question Oncor is passionate about trying to tackle. I explain it like this: Fleet electrification is a unique challenge for the infrastructure. It's almost like making a peanut butter sandwich.