Transport and Infrastructure Forum – The future of the electric fleet
26 March @ 7:30 am - 10:00 pm£15.00
The future of the electric fleet
Date: Tuesday 26th March
Time: 7.30am to 10am
Venue: dnata City, Northumberland Close, Stanwell
Ticket Price: £15
SBF Members: FREE (BECOME an SBF member for FREE HERE)
The Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) for Greater London comes into effect on 8th April this year and is a important deadline for all fleet managers. This event aims to look in detail at new electric vehicle technology and discuss the exciting new infrastructure plans for the borough to service this growing commercial sector.
7.30am – 8.00am: Arrivals, breakfast & networking
8am – 9.00am: Presentations
Mark Christensen has over 20 years’ experience in complex technical project development, specialising in bio-renewables, energy-from-waste, solar PV, energy storage and electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. As Director of Reliagen Holdings, he leads the development of a roll-out plan for London, the South East and other cities for integrated bio-fuelling and EV charging stations serving public and private sector fleets. Mark will also present his plans for the ‘Staines Super-Hub’ (SSH) that will plug the gap between fleet managers’ concerns over depot grid connection capacities and costs, plus the procurement uncertainties around electric vehicle (EV) vans and trucks. The SSH is offering time limited discounts to fleet operators that use the range of 10-20 fast, rapid and super-fast EV chargers to serve private and public sector vans and trucks.
Sarah Bee is a new product development specialist with extensive experience of building and leading public, private and academic sector partnerships in the UK and internationally. Programme areas include technology, energy, transport fleets, e-mobility and EDF Group’s sponsorship activities during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Sarah is currently responsible for delivery of Trakm8’s cR&D projects which are focused on asset optimisation, electrification of fleet and autonomous vehicles.
Zenobe Energy Ltd. is a leading owner and operator of battery energy storage systems (BESS) in the UK having built and owns and operates over 74MW BESS which supply grid services to National Grid and the UK government. Zenobe is utilising its experience in providing these services in new sectors including fleet operations. The company commissioned the first battery and charger infrastructure combination in the UK for Stagecoach at Guildford to support the charging of nine 330kW buses at a depot where the grid connection was constrained. The service offered by Zenobe including bespoke software was installed in under 6 weeks and reduced the cost to Stagecoach of the charging infrastructure by c.80%, providing additional flexibility to the operator. Zenobe also offers financing of the battery on the vehicle and total vehicle financing solutions.
Nicholas has over 25 years of experience in the financial sector and led the UK corporate finance department of BNP Paribas providing advice to a wide range of companies on transactions and funding. Nicholas also established companies that built solar PV farms which were the first companies in the UK to own and operate BESS technology.
9.00am – 9.30am: Q&A
9.30 – 10.00am: Networking & refreshments
10.00 – 10.30am: Tour of dnata City
Places are limited so early booking is recommended.