Electrifying Transportation: Insights from Utility Leaders

Join us for a dynamic panel discussion featuring leading utilities at the forefront of transportation electrification. Here’s what you can expect:


  • Strategic Insights: Hear directly from utility leaders about their strategies for accelerating and optimizing the transition to electric vehicles.
  • Lessons Learned: Gain valuable insights from real-world experiences in implementing EV programs.
  • Success Stories: Discover “best-in-class” programs and innovative solutions to include from recent winners of Chartwell’s Best Practices Awards for Electric Vehicle Programs
This panel discussion is a must-attend for anyone interested in the role utilities play as the EV trusted advisor today and into the future.

Panelists: To Be Announced


Panel Moderator:
  • Moderator: Karl Popham, Senior Consultant, Chartwell, Inc.
Karl launched and led the Electric Vehicles & Emerging Technologies program at Austin Energy, the nations 3rd largest city-owned utility, in 2011 whose program is recognized as “Drive Electric Utility of the Year” by Plugin America and “EVisionary City of North America” by the Electric Drive Transportation Association.
Karl has been a Principal Investigator on over ten electrification/innovation grants and led the utility’s “5 EV Pillar Strategy” advancing transportation electrification through infrastructure, fleets, grid integration, outreach, and equity. Karl has served on several boards including The Energy Thought Summit, Austin Forum on Technology & Society, co-chair of the Tx Public Power Corridor EV workgroup, and co-chair of the Austin Climate Equity Plan workgroup, to name a few.
An active speaker and research contributor, Karl is co-author of “Smart Cities; Applications & Standards” an industry/college textbook published by Springer. Previous roles include Austin Energy’s Chief Information Officer, a Managing Director at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, and Captain in the US Army Corps of Engineers.


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