Grid Integration

Electric Vehicles are Driving Electric Rates Down

This analysis examines costs and revenues associated with EVs between 2012 and 2019 in the two utility service territories in the US with the most EVs of any--Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE).

By |2020-07-02T09:45:45-04:00July 2nd, 2020|

Best Practices for Commercial and Industrial EV Rates

Traditional commercial and industrial (C&I) electricity rates can present a barrier to EV adoption by erasing the EV fuel cost savings relative to gasoline or diesel. This paper discusses strategies that can be used to design EV rates for the C&I sector that balance multiple objectives.

By |2020-05-20T15:01:55-04:00May 4th, 2020|

Public and Electric Utility Support for Electric Buses and Trucks

This report provides an overview of public and utility funding for three major categories of medium- and heavy duty EVs: transit buses, school buses, and trucks. It builds on recent reports covering the market in California and finds that the business case for investing in electric buses and trucks is improving and electric models already have lower lifetime costs than conventional models in some cases. 

By |2020-02-13T08:11:53-05:00December 17th, 2019|

Colorado Electrification & Decarbonization Study

The present study aims to access the impacts of incorporating electrification of other economic sectors (and hydrogen production) into a carbon constrained electricity system across the state of Colorado.

By |2019-12-05T12:49:19-05:00November 5th, 2019|

Vehicle-Grid Integration

This brief lays out the challenges and opportunities of vehicle-grid integration (VGI). Electric vehicles (EVs) can help increase the utilization of existing electrical grid assets and put downward pressure on electricity rates by decreasing the average cost of delivering electricity. Many aspects of VGI, including time-of-use (TOU) rates and demand response programs have similar characteristics to other grid management programs.

By |2019-10-24T20:51:21-04:00October 24th, 2019|

Charging Smart: How EVs Can Integrate with the Grid

The report finds that utilities could reduce the costs of integrating variable resources like wind and solar and spread the costs of maintaining the grid more broadly, reducing electricity rates for non-EV owners. It also argues that EV users could provide utilities with consistent, predictable energy demand and grid operators with abundant and precise data on local conditions.

By |2019-12-24T11:32:07-05:00May 12th, 2019|

A Comprehensive Guide to Electric Vehicle Managed Charging

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.

By |2020-02-10T19:40:03-05:00May 8th, 2019|
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