C4NET: Managing EVs in Australian urban and rural grids - initial findings

The adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) poses technical and economic changes for our power grid. Electricity distribution networks were not designed with the consideration of a high penetration of electric vehicles. Charging EVs at home can significantly increase our normal demand, affecting the poles and wires. Nonetheless, if EV charging is managed well, it could mean more efficient networks, leading to lower prices and better outcomes for energy consumers.

This webinar will discuss the initial results from studies that simulate the control of EV charging points at homes in both urban and rural areas. Researchers from the University of Melbourne will also present how they quantify the benefits of EV charging management strategies, as well as the likely effects on EV owners.

This webinar is part of the 2 year collaborative project on ‘EV integration into the electricity grid‘ between Energy Networks Australia (ENA), the Australian Power Institute (API), the Centre for New Energy Technologies (C4NET), and the University of Melbourne, as part of the ENA and API’s Australian Strategic Technology Program (ASTP).

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