May 25, 2022 – The recent Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Infrastructure Midwest conference featured Eric Back of Sargent & Lundy, who moderated the conference’s keynote presentation. Back, an experienced professional in the electric vehicle and transportation sector, was joined by Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Secretary Omer Osman, whose role reflects three decades of experience at IDOT delivering leadership for transport infrastructure growth to support economic development for Illinois.
The keynote addressed IDOT’s plans to advance the future of EV charging infrastructure in Illinois and other Midwestern states. Back and Secretary Osman discussed a range of topics including:
- Navigating barriers to create the right incentives for equity and inclusion in transportation infrastructure policies and their adoption.
- Benchmarking Illinois with other states related to electric transportation deployment and policies.
- Developing the right policies to drive electric vehicle adoption.
Sargent & Lundy offers vital comprehensive services to support all aspects of electric grid projects, including electric transportation applications, vehicle electrification, and infrastructure development in the U.S. The firm provides EV charging station network modeling, innovative microgrid EV station design, fleet and logistic center strategy and planning, and financial and feasibility studies. Understanding utility requirements and working directly with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the firm ensures designs and solutions utilize the most contemporary technology.
Hosted by Global Transmission Report, the EV Charging Infrastructure Midwest conference is dedicated to showcasing the opportunities, plans, policies, and solutions to build a smart and efficient public charging infrastructure in the Midwest. The event brings together policymakers, regulators, utilities, charging network operators, OEMs, and technology providers to discuss the challenges and propose solutions for building a user-friendly public charging network in the Midwest.
Sargent & Lundy’s industry leadership, expertise, and forward-thinking processes help expedite clients’ projects to completion and reach unique EV charging infrastructure goals.