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Will the Rise of EV Charging Stations Cripple the U.S. Power Grid?

Date:  December 14, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM EST / 10:00 AM CST / 8:00 AM PST / 3:00 PM GMT
Duration: 1 Hour

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The electric vehicle (EV) market seems to be exploding and rapidly increasing the presence of EVs on the streets. This rapid increase — or anticipated EV revolution — has resulted in many people questioning whether the electric distribution system can handle this increase in electric demand from growing numbers of EV chargers being installed commercially and residentially. The answer to this question is not as simple as you might initially think.

In this webinar, electrical professionals will learn the basics about EV charging power requirements as well as how the potential increase might impact power distribution. Overall, attendees will come away from this webinar with the following information:

  • EV charging station power requirements
  • Potential issues associated with the increase of residential and commercial charging stations
  • Possible solutions to help meet the increase power demand

Tommy Northcott, PE, CRL, CMRP
Tommy serves as a senior power engineer and Branch Manager for Jacobs Technology Inc. With over twenty years in the electrical industry as an electrical engineer, project manager, arc flash program manager, electrical safety trainer, and utility manager, he brings a broad range of experience into his passion toward electrical safety. As a Certified Reliability Leader and Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional, he also has a clear vision on how maintenance of electrical equipment has a direct impact on personnel safety. Tommy has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in two states. He is also a principal committee member on the NFPA 70B Committee for The Standard for Electrical Equipment Maintenance. He currently lives in Tennessee with his wife of over 20 years and 4 children.

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