Solving the Case of EV Charging load
Before you can manage EV charging load, you need to better understand it. The only way to understand it is with data. EV charging load is unique to each service territory and will be influenced by things like climate, commuting patterns and electric vehicle specific market-share.
SmartCharge Homes explains the dangers of using studies created for other utilities and emphasizes why you need data to understand EVs.
Why it’s Electrification my dear Wattson.
Understanding the problem of EV Charging Load with SmartCharge Profile
SmartCharge Homes and his companion Wattson are still working on solving the Case of EV Charging Load, but figuring out how to manage EV charging load is like feeling around in the dark. Luckily SmartCharge Profile provides utilities with the real-world data they need to get started.
You must understand the problem before finding a solution, it’s Electrification my dear Wattson!
Managing EV Charging Load with SmartCharge Rewards
Wattson my boy, you can’t just throttle EV Charging! Electric Vehicles are not air conditioners. SmartCharge Homes and his companion Wattson discuss how utilities should be managing EV charging load with their customers in mind. SmartCharge Rewards is a customer-controlled load management program that rewards customers for charging during off-peak periods. You must treat your customers as part of the solution instead of a part of the problem, it’s Electrification my dear Wattson!
EV Growing Pains: A report on how EVs are evolving
EVs aren’t just becoming more popular, they are evolving!
Wattson is visited by the ghosts of EVs past, present and future who explain how the EVs on the road today are not the same as the ones 5 years ago. Today’s electric vehicles use twice the amount of energy (kWh) and twice the power (kW) while charging.
Download the EV Growing Pains report, with data from over 3,900 vehicles, to see how EV charging load has changed as a result of the increase of Long-range BEVs.
Leaders in EV Smart Charging
SmartCharge New York
EV drivers living or charging in the service territory can earn rewards for charging off-peak periods. This program incentivizes drivers to charge when demand is low, shifting charging from evening to overnight.
Con Edison Company of New York
Optimize the power grid for increased adoption of EVs while keeping charging costs low for electric vehicle drivers.
Salt River Project
Duke Energy Charge FL
Planning for wider EV adoption, Florida is gathering data on how charging impacts the electric grid. Drivers earn rewards for helping understand mass charging.
Duke Energy Florida
Electric vehicle drivers and utilities alike are planning for wider EV adoption. Drivers are asked to monitor their charging habits, in return they receive useful data regarding their EV.
Tennessee Valley Authority
LES EV Study
Lincoln is preparing for a plug-in future by gaining insight from EV customer charging behaviors. EV groups are pitching in by providing data on how they charge.
Lincoln Electric System
EV Charge Tacoma
Tacoma needs to better understand how EVs affect the electric system and assist EV customers with new programs, education, and new services.
Tacoma Public Utilities