A Comprehensive Guide to Electric Vehicle Managed Charging
- May 9, 2019 9:43 pm GMT
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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.