Interest Group: Electric Transportation 

Electric Transportation Interest Group

The PLMA Electric Transportation Interest Group addresses the growing popularity of electric transportation and its impacts on demand response, grid reliability, and beneficial electrification. Participants in this Interest Group's activities collaborate to develop a deeper understanding, and share best practices, on how utilities and vendors can most effectively work together. Though this Interest Group, PLMA member practitioners also gain knowledge from industry experts who address trends related to both electric transportation and to the infrastructure and data needs for deploying light- and heavy-duty electric fleets.

Group Leadership

Kessie Aveseikova

Kessie Avseikova,
Opinion Dynamics

Joyce Bodoh

Joyce Bodoh, Rappahannock Electric Co-op

Katie Parkinson, Apex

Katie Parkinson,
Apex Analytics

Nick Bengtson

Nick Bengtson, 

Archived Activities

HOT TOPIC Conversation: Designing Effective EV Managed Charging Programs
Featuring PLMA's Electric Transportation Co-Chair Nick Bengston and
Guest Speakers Sanem Sergici of The Brattle Group and Eamonn Urey of Salt River Project 
Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET / 11:00 am to 12:00 pm PT
Managing the peak load impacts of EVs is crucial to maximizing the cost effectiveness of electrification. Utilities can play an active role in managing local and system-wide peak load impacts of EVs by developing and deploying managed charging programs. We will present the framework and key takeaways from our recent experience with a leading electric utility analyzing the potential system-level cost savings, the incentives necessary to atract customers, and the potential scale of the peak load reductions as EVs enter the market. 

HOT TOPIC Conversation: A "Lightning Round" Learning Opportunity with Leading Electric Transportation Vendors
Featuring PLMA's Electric Transportation Co-Chairs and Representatives from Eaton, Elocity, Enel X, EnergyHub, ESource, FlexCharging, Geotab, Rolling Energy Resources, and Uplight
Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 12:30 to 2:00 pm ET / 9:30 to 11:00 am PT
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Interested in learning about PLMA colleagues and peers working in the electric transportation space? In this HOT TOPIC Conversation you'll hear from PLMA member practitioners on their electric transportation products, programs, activities, and results to date, and the ways in which they are engaging with their utility partners.

HOT TOPIC Conversation: Exploring the Role of Electric Transportation in Demand Response and Load Management
Featuring: PLMA's Electric Transportation Co-Chairs
Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 1:00 to 2:00 pm ET / 10:00 to 11:00 am PT
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For this first conversation, Joyce Bodoh, Director of Energy Solutions and Clean Energy at Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC), will present REC's survey results and load data on electric vehicles from its Virginia service area. She will also discuss REC's roadmap on transportation electrification, and will share tips on member engagement. The group co-chairs will then host a discussion to share ideas, thoughts, and suggestions around topical and relevant issues for PLMA to explore throughout 2021. Join us for this first look at electric transportation and its role in demand response and load management.


PLMA Interest Group membership is restricted to representatives from PLMA member organizations. For information about PLMA membership, please email