Matthew Kavanagh

Chief Operating Officer
INF Associates

Matthew has been in the energy industry for over 20 years, beginning as a grid reliability engineer for a power utility after leaving the Navy.  He has been in renewable energy for 15 years with experience in large hydropower, small wind, ground source heat pumps, energy storage, solar PV (commercial and residential), and transportation energy services.  He has served many roles in the Distributed Energy Resources industry, from project management, procurement, program management, product development, logistics, operations, project engineering, and senior supply chain roles.  Matthew most recently served at a national solar + energy storage company in senior operational roles, including leading key projects to decarbonize the supply chain and transportation network.  At INF Associates LLC, he is the Chief Operations Officer leading sales, project management, engineering, and business operations for their building and transportation decarbonization verticals.  He is a graduate of the US Naval Academy with a Weapon Systems Engineering degree, Lehigh University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a Navy veteran of 5 years.  He has a passion for decarbonizing everything, removing fossil fuels from the built world, and accelerating the transformation to clean, sustainable energy as a lifelong mission.

Matthew Kavanagh’s Session(s):

2:00 pm–4:00 pm | Wed, March 20, 2024

(Workshop E) Microgrid and Distributed Energy Resources 101

Microgrids and DERs are vital in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, providing the clean, reliable power needed to charge EVs. In addition, microgrids can help to optimize the charging process by managing when and how much power is delivered to each EV. This workshop will dive into everything you should know about the benefits of microgrids, considerations for installing microgrids at your location, and how to work through some of the challenges you might face while integrating microgrids into your facility. 

Key takeaways include:

  • Utility's view of microgrids & DERs
  • Accelerating the implementation of microgrids
  • Up-front costs you’ll need to be aware of when building a microgrid
  • Technical challenges like grid integration and interoperability and how to work through them
  • Examples of DERs and what might work best for your needs
  • How microgrids can improve resilience and ensure reliability for your charging stations
  • Leveraging battery storage to minimize peak power usage

3:30 pm–4:00 pm | Fri, March 22, 2024

The Future of Infrastructure: The Electrified, Interconnected Interstate

Freight infrastructure, including road transport, is the lifeblood of the United States economy and a subset of critical infrastructure. Early-stage electrification plans and proposed market solutions for essential and heavily trafficked domestic freight corridors in the United States have a long way to go. Regional planning efforts need to be coordinated to ensure that a unified, right-sized network is created. 

INF and its partner ecosystem are redefining what the future of an electrified, interconnected interstate can look like. Their plans for zero-emission charging infrastructure for medium and heavy-duty trucking will enable widespread adoption by producing the greatest co-benefits for road transport stakeholders. Enter the “Evergreen Charging System,” a win for investors, utilities, the freight industry, and the planet. 

Join this panel with INF Associates and Prologis to learn:

  • How the “Evergreen Charging System” addresses pain points of infrastructure costs, reliability, total cost of ownership, permitting and interconnection timelines, disaster resilience, national security, and more.
  • How policy, development, and supply chains/third-party logistics/real estate/energy solutions can work together toward a sustainable future for medium- and heavy-duty transportation decarbonization.
  • Learn how partnership is the new leadership and how collaboration of research, data, and development leads to the best and most rapidly deployable solution.
  • Learn from INF Associates how the US is developing a National Freight Strategy for the Electrification of Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles 

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