2019 

INTERNATIONAL

ZERO EMISSION

Bus Conference

The world's premier conference for zero-emission bus conversations

September 26-27, 2019

San Francisco, CA

2019 ZEB Conference
 

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE AND WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The Zero Emission Bus Conference is the premier event for electric bus knowledge and industry collaboration.

 

As more cities, provinces, and states ramp up their climate change mitigation goals in accordance with the Paris Agreement, countries are turning toward electric mobility as a key strategy to stay below 2°C warming.

 

Join us this September to discuss real strategies for the world’s transit innovators and learn more about how to prepare for electrification at scale.

Who Should Attend the Zero Emission Bus Conference?

  • Transit agencies/Transport operators

  • Sustainability professionals

  • Bus manufacturers and industry suppliers

  • Utility representatives

  • Elected officials, particularly from cities or states/provinces who have pledged to go 100% zero-emission

  • Environmental advocacy organizations

  • Organizations looking to learn more about funding opportunities for ZEBs

 

All levels of electric bus knowledge and experience are welcome!

ABOUT THE HOST

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The Center for Transportation and the Environment is a U.S., 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the health of our climate and communities by bringing people together to develop and commercialize clean, efficient, and sustainable transportation technologies. CTE has helped more than 200 U.S. companies move cutting edge technologies into the global energy and transportation marketplace, leveraging more than $530 million in local, state, federal, and private funding.

 

CTE provides services for every part of the zero-emission transition, including route and utility rate modeling and simulation, vehicle optimization analysis, procurement consulting, feasibility studies, market assessment, outreach, and general project management, among others. CTE has worked with more than 60 transit agencies that have or will deploy 265 zero-emission buses. CTE maintains a presence with the U.S. Congress and with the State of California to help shape legislation that moves clean energy and transportation industries forward. Our work touches nearly every state and several countries. CTE is based in Atlanta, Georgia with offices in St. Paul, Berkeley, and Los Angeles. CTE is a catalyst for change, providing our members with a platform to transform their interests into deployed solutions. Learn more at www.cte.tv

 

AGENDA

Day One

7:30am

September 26

8:30am

Light Breakfast and Expo

Welcome from Bay Area Host Consortia

Michael Hursh

AC Transit

General Manager

Julie Kirschbaum

SFMTA

Director of Transit

8:45am

8:55am

Jump Start

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Dan Raudebaugh

CTE

Executive Director

9:05am

Opening Address

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Kirk Burcar

New Flyer of America

Vice President Engineering Services

9:20am

California's Zero-Emission Commitment

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Richard Corey

California Air Resources Board

Executive Officer

10:20am

Session 1: The Electric Bus—A Multi-Faceted Solution

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Hal Connolly

Panelist

The Climate Reality

Project

Policy Director

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Alan Lloyd

Moderator

Energy Institute

UT-Austin

Senior Research Fellow

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Fernando Saka

Panelist

Santiago Metropolitan Public Transport Board

Director

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John Markowitz

Panelist

NYPA

Director of EV Technology and Engineering

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Kenshi Itaoka

Panelist

International Institute of Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University

Professor

10:35am

Break - Sponsored by BYD

State of Global Battery Electric Bus Market

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Nick Albanese

Bloomberg NEF

EV Analyst

10:50am

11:05am

State of Global Fuel Cell Electric Bus Market

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Ben Madden

Element Energy

Director

12:15pm

Session 2: Experience from the Earliest Adopters

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Jimmy O'Dea

Moderator

Union of Concerned

Scientists

Senior Vehicles Analyst

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Sal Llamas

Panelist

AC Transit

Chief Operating Officer

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Jens Conrad

Panelist

RVK

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Martin West

Panelist

Transport for

London

Senior Engineer

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Jörn Schwarze

Panelist

Cologne KVB

Chief Technology

Officer

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Bill Weidenaar

Panelist

Denver RTD

Technical Services

Manager

1:15pm

Lunch

VS! #1: Bus Technology - Battery and Fuel Electric Bus Performance

Now that it is clear that zero-emission buses are the cleaner, quieter, more efficient solution, it is time for the two compliant technologies to state their case for market share.  Come see experts from both battery-electric and fuel cell electric bus technologies state their case in a friendly debate.

1:45pm

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Matt Boothe

CTE

Engineering Consultant

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Jaimie Levin

CTE

Director of West Coast Operations

2:55pm

Session 3: Deploying Today's ZEB Technology

Keynote

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Andrew Murphy

Panelist

Capital Metro

Quality Assurance

Coordinator

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Erik Bigelow

Moderator

CTE

Senior Engineering

Consultant

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Matthew Dake

Panelist

Metro Transit

Minneapolis

Director, Bus

Maintenance

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Dan Sperling

Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis

Founding Director

Author, Three Revolutions

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Jennifer Hirsch

Panelist

MetroLINK

Manager of

Administration

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Luke Morrison

Panelist

Carbridge,

Brisbane Airport

Operations Manager

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Karl Gnadt

Panelist

Champaign Urbana

MTD

Managing Director

3:20pm

3:35pm

Break - Sponsored by ENC

VS! #2: Infrastructure at Scale

Now that it is clear that zero-emission buses are the cleaner, quieter, more efficient solution, it is time for the two compliant technologies to state their case for market share.  Come see experts from both battery-electric and fuel cell electric bus technologies state their case in a friendly debate.

4:05pm

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Chris Kretz

Air Products

Business Development Manager

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Leah O'Dwyer

ChargePoint

Head of eBus Solutions

5:15pm

Session 4: Case Studies of Transitioning Fleets

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Steve Clermont

Moderator

CTE

Director of Planning and Deployment

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Danny Ilioiu

Panelist

King County Metro

Zero-Emissions Fleet Strategic Planning Manager

Statement from Ballard

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Nicolas Pocard

Ballard Power Systems

Marketing Director

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Roger Watkins

Panelist

Spokane Transit Authority

Chief Operations Officer

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Wilko Mol

Panelist

OV Bureau, Groningen & Drenthe

Director

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Mike Wygant

Panelist

San Diego MTS

Chief Operating Officer

5:25pm

6:30pm

Statement from Shell

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Wayne Leighty

Shell Hydrogen

Hydrogen Fuel Business Development Manager

Dinner Provided at the San Francisco City Club