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Clean Charge Network Futures Panel

KCP&L CLEAN CHARGE NETWORK HAPPY HOUR AND FUTURES PANEL

May 4th from 6 to 8:30 PM at the Crown Center MTH Theatre

Join us for some drinks, appetizers and camaraderie — then listen to a panel of national experts discuss the future of electric vehicles, from technology and sustainability to the inevitability of the EV revolution. You won’t want to miss this intriguing look into the future! Invite friends and colleagues — whether they are EV drivers or not—to join in the fun.

6-7 PM // Happy Hour
7-8 PM // Panel and Q&A
8-8:30 PM // Post-Panel Conversations
Yutaka Motoaki

Yutaka Motoaki

Idaho National Laboratory
Dr. Yutaka Motoaki is a researcher in Idaho National Laboratory’s Energy Storage and Advanced Vehicles Department. His work involves modeling of electric vehicle charging behavior, station infrastructure demand analysis and cost estimation of fast charging stations. Previously, he was a research associate at Cornell University, where he earned his master’s and doctorate in transportation systems engineering. He holds a master’s in economics from Binghamton University’s Harpur College of Arts and Science, and a bachelor’s in environmental economics from Oregon State University.
Logan Grizzel

Logan Grizzel

Navigant Research
Logan Grizzel is an Associate Director at Navigant with experience on developing and leading projects in customer engagement, regulations and regulation strategy, communicating complex ideas to non-technical audiences, the automotive sector (including vehicles to grid and grid to vehicles), and other emerging transportation technologies (new business models of mobility). Prior to joining Navigant, Logan worked for Toyota for over 10 years, with an emphasis on communicating complex topics and developing long-term corporate strategies, primarily focused on new powertrain technologies (plug-in, battery electric, hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles).
James Ellis

James Ellis

ChargePoint
James Ellis is the Director of Utility Solutions for ChargePoint. He advises electric utilities on electric vehicle trends, market engagement and investment opportunities, and supports the development of policies and programs to accelerate the adoption of EVs and EV charging equipment and services. James previously served as the Director of Electrification and Electric Vehicles for PG&E, EV Regional Manager for Nissan North America, and held multiple leadership roles with the Tennessee Valley Authority, developing and implementing electrification programs and economic development initiatives, leading utility plug-in readiness activities and designing carbon reductions strategies.