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V2G, V2H, V2WTF?

August 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

With fast moving consumer adoption of electric vehicles, the growing demand of energy presents a unique challenge for the grid. However, what if those same electric vehicles were part of the solution to this very problem?

This Veloz webinar will explore the role of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and vehicle-to-home (V2H) integration in the transition to total transportation electrification. Our speakers will present on the current technologies, innovative pilot programs and vehicle advances that are currently driving forward this part of the market. We will discuss both the potential benefits for drivers, our grid and our communities while also having a solutions-oriented conversation to the specific challenges that bidirectional charging presents to the grid.

Join us as we learn from the leading players in the industry about the exciting world of vehicle integration.



Jacob Mathews

Manager of EV Standards, Regulations and Policy

Ford Motor Company

Jacob Mathews is Manager of EV Standards, Regulations and Policy at Ford’s Sustainability, Homologation, and Compliance division in Sustainability, the Environment and Safety Engineering (SE&SE) and has been with Ford since 1989. In his role, Jacob interfaces with external organizations, agencies, utilities and policy makers to help shape regulations, standards, and policies for EV Infrastructure and EV adoption.

He currently serves on the board of CharIN NA, Inc. to help promote adoption of consistent EV charging standards across North America. Prior to joining SE&SE, he has over 25 years experience in Product Development launching various product lines including some early electrified Ford products. He is recipient of over 35 US patents, many in EV technologies. Jacob holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Temple University and a Master of Science Degree in Electrical & Computer Controls Engineering from Wayne State University.


Jeni Reynolds

Director of Clean Transportation

San Diego Gas & Electric

Jeni Reynolds is San Diego Gas & Electric’s Director of Clean Transportation (SDG&E). In this role, she is responsible for developing, advocating and leading innovative programs to advance the adoption of clean transportation.

She has 13 years of energy experience and has held various positions of increased responsibility within Innovation, Customer Service and Corporate Responsibility. Prior to her work at SDG&E, Jeni was an Officer in the U.S. Army Military Police Corp. Jeni earned her MBA from San Diego State University,and her undergraduate degree in bio-psychology from the University of California, San Diego.


Nikolas Runge

Director of Products and Services

InCharge Energy, Inc.

Nikolas Runge is responsible for the Hardware and Service products at InCharge Energy Inc. Previously he was working for an EVSE OEM, developing EV Charging programs and launching EVSE products in the US as well as building charging solutions for different use cases.  As a technology consultant, he was involved in mobility programs of Automotive OEMs, municipalities and fleet operators. Electric fleets and the deployment of EVSE on a large scale are his current focus.


Randal Kaufman

Sales Director of Transformative Technologies

Black & Veatch

With over 15 years of experience in the power industry, Randal Kaufman has expertise in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, data centers, distributed generation, energy management, power quality, power backup systems, hydrogen generation and hydrogen fueling. Randal’s focus and expertise areas are strategy, planning, design, and implementation of efficient, available and secure energy infrastructure to support clean transportation and mission critical facility power applications.

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Russell Vare

Director, Sales and Marketing

Flex Power Control

Russell Vare has 20 years of experience in clean tech with a focus on EVs, energy storage and EV charging. He is currently leading sales and marketing at Flex Power Control, a Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) hardware startup.

Previously, he led commercial partnerships with automakers to enable V2G at Nuvve. His accomplishments at Nuvve include the world’s first commercial V2G school bus commercial deployments, with over a megawatt of installed V2G capacity.

Prior to Nuvve he comes from a decade of experience in strategy and business development roles at automakers. At Mercedes-Benz, he led sales and marketing for the US stationary energy storage business. At Nissan he led the first V2G pilot for the company and first battery second-life projects. He has a BA in Economics from UC Santa Barbara and a Master’s in Public Policy from UCLA and resides in San Diego, CA.

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Munni Krishna

Strategic Partnerships Director


Munni Krishna is the Strategic Partnerships Director for Veloz. She is leading Veloz’s ambitious new strategic phase of revenue growth to realize the full potential of current members, expand Veloz’s membership base and build new relationships and funding partnerships in philanthropy.

Previously, Munni has worked in the electric vehicle industry for a decade, developing partnerships with local government entities, building electric highways throughout California, and most recently in a global business development role for electric vehicle manufacturers. Throughout her career, she has partnered with state entities to facilitate the adoption of electric vehicles and access to charging for all Californians.

Munni holds a BA in English Literature from UC Santa Barbara. She is a proud Bay Area resident and has driven electric since 2015.


August 23, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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