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A Comprehensive Guide to Electric Vehicle Managed Charging

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Managed charging can yield a suite of benefits touching every part of the electricity marketplace. With a growing charging load that can be flexible and intelligent, EVs are part of the larger discussion around the evolution of the grid and the future of the electric utility industry. For example, managed EV charging can be a powerful tool to better align and balance a power supply that is increasingly diverse, decentralized, renewable, and intermittent with flexible demand.

Smart management of EV charging makes sense for many reasons; however, turning managed charging concepts into mainstream practice requires advances on multiple fronts, such as developing an understanding of the value and market mechanisms, technology, standards and protocols, and established use cases.

This comprehensive guide provides readers with a complete understanding of managed charging, its potential benefits, the current industry state, utility program requirements, how managed charging communication pathways relay signals, and define the vendor landscape to date. This report is packed with never-before-published data collected and vetted by SEPA and numerous experts in the field.

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The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is an educational nonprofit working to facilitate the electric power industry’s smart transition to a clean and modern energy future through education, research, standards and collaboration.


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Matt Chester on May 9, 2019 11:44 pm GMT

Really fascinating and indeed important to see the advent of EVs making deep market penetration shifting from a liability to utilities to an actual opportunity

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Jalaludin Hashim on May 13, 2019 11:18 pm GMT

If I were to say that you do not need to bother much about charging stations, what questions would you like to post to me? And, where does the vacuum exist that you missed out?

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Jalaludin Hashim on May 14, 2019 12:39 am GMT

​​​​​​Good day everybody!

When mentioning about Electric Vehicles, my mind quickly goes to, how to power it up? How to ensure that the power could last for a very long period of time? How much power(in KWatts), does the small and the Big, really need? In their operations, could they help actively c!ean the atmosphere? Could they behave to become generators in remote areas where electricity is needed? And lastly, could they perform on land, on water and the air!

So, with all these qustions in mind, I started eveluating technically, the capabilities of evey generators, and how and where improvement are needed such that they could perform satisfactorily as expected. Thus, by bringing in new methodologies, even with the use of our natural resources, that people mocked upon them, as unreliable, now they have to change those thoughts, because they could become the elements that are able to change the World Of Generating Electricity. The methodology introduced is, "High Pressure Bombardment", be it Compressed Water or Compressed Air. 

Thanks & Regards.

Jalaludin Hashim.

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Bob Meinetz on May 14, 2019 3:25 pm GMT

Julia, what I read in your description could be summarized as: "How Managed Electric Vehicle Charging Can Provide New, Expensive Solutions to Problems of Electricity Generation and Distribution Solved For Half a Century":

• Due to economies of scale, centralized generation is the most effficient and cheapest way to serve society with a reliable supply of electricity
• Managed charging offers no benefits to customers currently unavailable to them
• Managed charging only benefits utilities seeking to exploit captive ratepayers by forcing them to carry the burden of meeting demand with supply
• Compared to carbon-free, dispatchable nuclear energy, renewable electricity offers only added inefficiency, unreliability, expense, carbon emissions, and potential for anti-competitive fraud

Ask a physicist or electrical engineer: all of the proposed "solutions" you offer attempt to address problems endemic to distributed generation. A well-regulated utility model with centralized generation would solve them all far more economically and responsibly. 

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