Electric Vehicle Charging and Rural Distribution Systems 🗓 🗺

meeting seminar
3155 Chappel Drive Perrysburg, Ohio United States 43551 Map


Date: Nov 21 2019.
Time: 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Ryan Goolsby of Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative


3155 Chappel Drive
Perrysburg, Ohio
United States 43551

  • Cost: Free

RSVP: Required.
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Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative:
Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative is a non-profit, Member-owned electric utility serving more than 10,000 Members with more than 13,000 accounts spanning more than 1,800 miles of line throughout 10 northwest Ohio counties.

Electric Vehicle Charging and Rural Distribution Systems:
Rural electric distribution systems, compared to their suburban and urban counterparts, are characterized by longer, radial feeders with fewer consumers per mile. These feeders are limited in length by voltage drop more than thermal capacity. Corrective action must be taken when peak demand results in insufficient end-of-line voltage.

Today, most of the energy consumed by the transportation sector is delivered via fossil fuels. Electrification of the transportation sector has the potential to increase peak demand on feeders that have historically seen little to no load growth. Likewise, additional energy sales without a corresponding peak demand increase are possible. Both “on-peak” and “off-peak” charging of electric vehicles require consideration.


Ryan has been with Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative since 2012. He shares responsibilities in distribution line design, system planning, overcurrent protection, power quality, Advanced Metering Infrastructure, SCADA, renewable energy interconnections, and business analytics.

Ryan is a Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio, and holds a BSEE from the University of Toledo in Electrical Engineering. He currently serves as Treasurer for the IEEE Toledo Section and President for the Ohio Rural Electric Engineers Association.