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Managing EVs in Australian Urban and Rural Grids- results on the control of home charging and time of use tariffs

Free Webinar 5 – Electric Vehicle Integration Project

The fifth webinar in our series presented the results from studies that simulate the control of EV charging points at homes as well as the use of time-of-use tariffs in both urban and rural areas. The assessment involves fully modelled HV (22kV and 11kV) feeders, and pseudo low voltage (0.4kV) networks to capture the effects close to end users, time-series analyses, and rapid adoption of EVs.

Researchers from the University of Melbourne presented how they quantify the benefits of EV charging management strategies as well as the likely effects on EV owners.

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.

Mitigating the effects of mass EV integration into existing power systems is a complex but not impossible task. However, whether it is by directly managing the EV charging points or by persuading EV users to charge at different times, the challenges and opportunities stemming from mass EV adoption’s impacts on the distribution system is important for all stakeholders to understand the extent of the benefits of potential EV management solutions.

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).

Categories: Electric Vehicles

Event Information

27 May 2022

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST)

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Event Partners

Energy Networks Australia

Australian Power Institute

University of Melbourne


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