Why utilities MUST take on EV charging themselves (and the right way to do it)

April 29th 2014

Published by SmartGridNews.com.

A few years back, many utilities feared the onset of electric vehicles (EVs). They were concerned about peak load impacts. And about damage to overloaded transformers from nighttime charging.

Today, many utilities are eagerly awaiting EV charging, especially those that have a high percentage of intermittent renewables. They want use EV charging to buffer those renewables as their output moves up and down. To gain those benefits, the utility has to be in charge of deciding when and how fast to charge.

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