Distribution grid planning for a successful energy transition – focus on electromobility

  • Project Duration: 04/2018 - 07/2019

How to integrate electric vehicles into power distribution grids

While some commentators warn that the widespead adoption of electric vehicles will trigger blackouts, others argue that existing power grids can service a large number of electric vehicles, provided vehicle charging is intelligently managed. In this project researchers are comparing various scenarios for the growth of electric vehicles in order to model grid expansion needs and associated investment needs. A key aim of the project is to determine the conditions under which electric vehicles can supply the greatest net benefits to distribution grids and the power system as a whole.

The Project is a joint undertaking of Agora Verkehrswende, Agora Energiewende and the Regulatory Assistance Project. The research is being carried out by Navigant, the Center of Competence for Electromobility and RE-xpertise.

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