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PROFILE: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP)

By April 3, 2013 No Comments

The Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program is a 24-30 hour course made up of a series of modules that cover numerous subjects relevant to both commercial (public) and residential electric vehicle supply equipment including:  load requirements; codes, regulations and standards; renewable energy; technical charging applications; electric vehicles; and field installation practices.  All courses are taught by licensed or certified commercial, industrial or master level electricians, electrical administrators, registered professional electrical engineers or International Association of Electric Inspectors (IAEI) certified electrical inspectors.  Upon completion of all modules and mastering a competency examination, participants will receive a professional EVITP certification.

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office and their Advanced Transportation and Technology Education campuses are in partnership with EVITP.

  • Specific Topics:
    • EV prospect/customer relations and experience
    • Automobile manufacturer’s charging performance integrity specifications
    • EV battery types, specifications, and charging characteristics
    • Utility interconnect, notice, policies and requirements
    • Utility grid stress precautions including demand response integration technologies
    • Charging station fundamentals including brand/model-specific installation instructions for:
      • Level 1: 120 VAC 15 amps
      • Level 2: 120-240 VAC 60 amps
    • Service-level site assessments, load calculations, and upgrade implementation
    • Integration of electric vehicle infrastructure with distributed generation
    • Understanding Internet Protocol (IP) networking of charging stations
    • National Electrical Code (NEC), standards, and requirements
    • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E and OSHA regulations
    • National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS) for electric vehicle equipment
    • First responder safety and fire hazard measures
  • Training teaches industry best practices in electric vehicle infrastructure installation, commissioning, and maintenance
  • Results
    • In the past year, EVITP certified over 800 electricians and has over 220 Certified EVITP instructors in 35 states
  • Partner Advisors
    • General Motors (Vehicle Manufacturer)
    • SPX (EVSE Manufacturer; Program Manager)
    • BMW North America (Vehicle Manufacturer)
    • AeroVironment, Inc. (EVSE Manufacturer; Nissan Partner)
    • Coulomb Technologies (EVSE Manufacturer)
    • Pacific Gas & Electric (Utility)
    • General Electric (EVSE Manufacturer)
    • The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
    • Ecotality (Program Manager)
    • The International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI)
    • California Community Colleges, Advanced Transportation Technology and Energy Program Network, (ATTE)
    • Schneider Electric (EVSE Manufacturer)
    • DTE Energy (Michigan Utility)
    • PEP Stations (EVSE Manufacturer)
    • Consumers Energy (Utility)
    • ClipperCreek (EVSE Manufacturer)
    • Exergonix (Battery Storage)
    • The University of California-Davis, PHEV Research Center
    • Orlando Utilities Commission (Municipal Utility)
    • Southern California Edison (SCE)
    • EATON Corporation (EVSE Manufacturer)
    • Smith Electric Vehicles (Vehicle Manufacturer)
    • American Electric Power (Ohio Utility)
    • The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
    • Hubbell (EVSE Manufacturer)
    • Commonwealth Edison (Illinois Utility)
    • Leviton (EVSE Manufacturer)
    • Legrand/Pass & Seymour (EVSE Manufacturer)
    • Kansas City Power & Light (Utility)
    • Duke Energy (Southeastern & Midwestern U.S. Utility)
    • Ameren Missouri (Utility)
    • The National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC)
    • Milbank Manufacturing (EVSE Manufacturer)

For more information, go here.