Charging Smart: Drivers and Utilities Can Both Benefit from Well-Integrated Electric Vehicles and Clean Energy

This report focuses on the benefits of electric vehicle (EV) managed charging and vehicle-to-grid integration. The first chapter is an introduction. Information in the second chapter is based on interviews, a literature review, and conference presentations. Topics covered include: new technology and the grid of the future; the impact of EVs and renewable energy on the power system; encouraging EV owners to engage in smart charging; the role of utilities in EV penetration, infrastructure, and charging practices; Independent system operators; Electricity distribution alternatives; and Utility rate design and incentives. Case studies of vehicle-to-grid and smart charging pilot projects are included. In chapter three, the impacts of managed and unmanaged charging in 2030 are modeled using the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS) model. The report concludes with policy recommendations.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 39p

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  • Accession Number: 01648473
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 16 2017 10:47AM