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EE/CEE 292X presents "EV Charging Networks - Critical Infrastructure for the Transition to Electrified Transportation"

EV Charging Networks - Critical Infrastructure for the Transition to Electrified Transportation
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 3:00pm
Skilling Auditorium
Ivo Steklac (EVGo)
Abstract / Description: 

EVgo builds, owns, operates and maintains the largest EV fast charging network in the U.S. This is a rapidly growing, mission-based business with greater than 50% year-on-year growth that comprises a complex integration of high-power electronics, IoT systems, data science, and rapidly evolving business models. This lecture will introduce the fundamentals of an EV charging business from EVgo's perspective and experience. The lecture will cover:

  • The basics of AC and DC EV charging
  • Architecture of a complete charging network
  • Exploration of customer segmentation and EV penetration forecasts
  • Business fundamentals and models
  • Policy and regulation


Ivo Steklac is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer at EVgo, responsible for network engineering, construction, and operations, as well as the company's technology roadmap and supplier relationships. With more than three decades of experience in the energy sector, Steklac joined EVgo most recently from True North Venture Partners, where he served as an Operating Partner and CEO of AquaHyrdrex a green hydrogen venture. Prior roles include General Manager of SunPower Corporation, Chief Customer Officer at C3 Energy (now C3 Ai), and COO of Tendril (now UpLight). Ivo holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.