John E. Doran

PlugIn Stations Online, LLC

John grew up in New City, New York and attended the State University of NY at Oneonta for his Bachelor’s degree and Kansas State University for his Master’s. His degree has a specific concentration in Satellite Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems. In 1998 John became a history teacher in the Albany City School District, where he taught courses ranging from World History to Anthropology and Sociology.

On Earth Day 2011, he started PlugIn Stations Online (PISO) and has been installing all levels of EV charging since then. PlugIn Stations Online currently employs more than 30 individuals and covers the entire Northeastern United States as well as Florida. To date, PISO has installed more than 3000 ports, with customers such as the MTA (Manhattan Transportation Authority), NYPA (New York Power
Authority), NFTA (Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (Electric Bus Pantograph
Chargers)) and NYISO (New York Independent Systems Operator). In 2020, John and his team purchased Valatie Falls Hydropower and brought an old, out of service, hydroelectric plant back to life. 

John E. Doran’s Session(s):

10:30 am–11:30 am | Thu, March 30, 2023

Site Installation Fundamentals

Installing EV charging stations at your residential, commercial, or municipal site will enable you to increase cash flow, and reap numerous benefits and value-creation opportunities. This session will dive into site analysis, security requirements, infrastructure planning, power requirements, environment integration, and installation. Join us for this fundamental session to learn:

  • How to evaluate your site and assess charging types for capacity needs
  • Guiding principles for site selection, feasibility, and design decisions for your region 
  • Proactive subsurface damage prevention measures

3:00 pm–4:00 pm | Thu, March 30, 2023

Designing for the Customer

EV Charging Stations are more than just a place to access energy. OEMs and owners of charging stations must incorporate several elements to keep their products and services competitive, reliable and user-friendly. Join this session to consider key factors to ensure successful charging infrastructure such as security solutions, access to single-phase and 3-phase AC (alternating current) power supply, intelligent sharing (connected to the cloud), smart metering, and more. 

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