Daniel Girard

Alternative Power Generation, Inc.

Experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. Highly skilled in Renewable Energy (Wind, Solar, Energy Storage), Utilities, Industrial Manufacturing, and Commercial applications. Over 35 years of experience in design, engineering, construction, and project management of electrical power systems.

Daniel Girard’s Session(s):

1:00 pm–2:30 pm | Thu, March 21, 2024

Hospitality: Providing Peace of Mind to EV Hotel Patrons

Ever wonder why your favorite hotel does not have EV charging? Or why it has so few chargers? Or why it has Type 2 chargers? Stop by and ask Dan Girard, an expert in utility interconnection, your questions. He’ll discuss how hotel and utility infrastructure impact what’s possible in efforts to reduce travelers’ range anxiety.

Key takeaways:

  • The type(s) of EV chargers best suited for the hospitality industry.
  • When installing Type 2 versus Type 3 charging makes sense.
  • How hotels benefit from installing EV charging.
  • The top challenges in setting up hospitality charging infrastructure.
  • The most significant obstacles hotel operators encounter when providing EV charging and how they overcome them.

2:15 pm–2:45 pm | Fri, March 22, 2024

Case Study: How a Microgrid is Enabling EV Charging at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick

The engineering challenge of EV charging is not just accommodating the increased demand, it’s also controlling and managing the loads. Dan Girard, an expert in utility interconnection, will walk through setting up EV charging with a solar PV carport and a battery energy storage system on a microgrid at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island. He'll explain:

  • How EV charging impacts the grid
  • What the National Electrical Code (NEC) requires for EV charging
  • How to calculate the megawatts necessary for the number of vehicles expected
  • When an electrical load is too big for a distribution line
  • When a substation may be required

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