Live event

28 – 30 March: Global EV Charging Test – V2X edition

Tuesday March 28th 2023 / donderdag 30 maart 17:00 uur

Important: Registration for the Global EV Charging Test is closed —

On March 28 through 30, ElaadNL and the Open Charge Alliance (OCA) join forces to organize a three-day symposium and test event:  The Global EV Charging Test – V2X Edition.

This event will host a symposium on March 28th and an OCPP Plugfest on March 29 & 30. The symposium is free of charge, the Plugfest is free for members of the OCA, non-members can participate by paying a registration fee.

More information about the event can be found in our news item about the event.

The agenda for Day 1 is available below. The agenda for the OCPP Plugfest (March 29 & 30) can be downloaded here (pdf).

Agenda – Day 1 – V2X Symposium

10:00 - 10:15 - Welcome and introduction

Introduction by our host: Baerte de Brey (V2G Evangelist at ElaadNL)

Welcome by Onoph Caron (director of ElaadNL)

10:15 - 10:30 - Opening Speech

Keynote on V2X – Are we in the future yet?

Keynote by Ben Wender – Special Advisor Z.E. infrastructure at the California Energy Commission (CEC).

Ben Wender serves as a Special Advisor to Commissioner Patty Monahan of the California Energy Commission (CEC). His portfolio includes zero emission vehicle infrastructure programs and informing strategies to efficiently and flexibly integrate electric vehicle (EV) charging with the grid. Previously he worked in the CEC’s Energy Research and Development Division where he managed research projects spanning vehicle grid integration, bidirectional charging, and EV battery reuse and recycling.

More information - Jeffrey Lu CEC

10:30 - 10:45 - Grid Support functions & EV charging – a match made in heaven.

Introduction on V2X, gridcodes and communication protocols by:

Lonneke Driessen – Director of the Open Charge Alliance

Agenda OCPP Plugfest March 29/30

10:45 - 11:00 - Introduction to the Utrecht V2G project

An overview of the V2G project that is taking place in the city of Utrecht.

Matthijs Kok – Developer Electric Transport and New Energy at the Municipality of Utrecht.

11:00-11:15 Panel discussion

Panel discussion with the first three speakers:

Ben Wender

Lonneke Driessen

Matthijs Kok

They will reflect on eachothers viewpoints on what policies are needed to implement V2X.

The panel will be moderated by:

Yasmine Assef – AFRY

Senior Principal at Afry Management Consulting, Future Cities and Mobility. Yasmine is an energy professional, with expertise on Energy Management, Smart Grid, and electro-mobility ecosystem over full value chain. Before joining AFRY, she was Energy Services program Director in a large French car manufacturer, leading the design,  deployment of charging services for Electric Vehicles.

11:15 - 12:00 - Live demonstration

Live demonstration of AC V2G Utrecht use case, presented by:

Robin Berg – Initiator We Drive Solar.

Thijs van Wijk (and team) – Testlab ElaadNL

Robin and Thijs wil present the newest technology on V2X and how it works. Mathijs will present a municipalities’ view on the subject.

12:00-13:15 - Lunch

Lunch will be provided as well as a chance to get to know eachother.

13:15-14:45 - How do OEMs view V2G?

In this session, three leading OEM experts will share their view on V2X charging.

Presentations and discussions by:

Diego Manuel Cebreros – Stellantis

Ph.D. researcher at Stellantis. His research objective is to study the development of the Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) ecosystem; particularly in the coordination amongst actors to share information and enable an information system that supports a sustainable integration of Electric Vehicle to the grid.

Thomas Neuman –  Secretary General at AVERE – The European Association for Electromobility

As Policy Manager at AVERE – the European Association for Electromobility, Thomas leads the association’s work on all EU policy developments relevant to the deployment of e-mobility – from emissions standards to battery regulation, and from infrastructure rollout targets to enabling conditions for smart charging and V2X.

Christiaan Pielkenrood – New Business and Mobility Manager at Hyundai Motor Nederland

Oren Halevi – VP of Products at Driivz 

During, between and after the presentation, there will be room for questions and discussions moderated by:

Yasmine Assef – AFRY


15:00-16:00 - Next steps - Players in the value chain.

Presentations and discussions on V2G end-to-end:

  • IEC61850
  • ieee 2030.5
  • OCPP
  • Chademo
  • ISO 15118-20


  • Tomoko Blech – Chademo Association

Managing Director of CHAdeMO Association Europe oversees all operations of CHAdeMO Association in Europe (and beyond), including public relations, institutional communications, member services, and event coordination. Based in Paris, she does not own a car.

  • Antonio Bonvento – Terna SpA

E-Mobility Grid Integration Specialist at Terna SpA in Italy.

  • Glenn Cezanne – CharIN Interface Initiative e. V.

Head of Public Affairs for CharIN Interface Initiative e. V. in the European Union.

  • Franc Buve – Open Charge Alliance

Technical editor and protocol specialist at the Open Charge Alliance (OCA)

16:00 - 16:30 - Closing with drinks and chat

Last chance to increase your network.

Agenda OCPP Plugfest March 29 & 30th

Day 2 and 3 of the Global EV Charging Test will be organized in association with the Open Charge Alliance. It will feature an OCPP Plugfest testing event and a side programme.
Testing will take place from March 29th at 9:00h until March 30th 16:30h. On the evening of Wednesday, there will be a dinner and a get-together untill 22:30h.

Download the agenda