Power sector accelerating
Can utilities turn EVs into a grid asset?
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Power grids face a new and salient
test: the oncoming mass penetration
of electric vehicles (EVs). This report
examines the imminent challenges and
opportunities for power and utilities
companies, and identi?es what they
can do to accelerate eMobility.
The pace of EV adoption already exceeds expectations.
But the readiness of vehicles, range anxiety and the ability
to charge quickly and easily are three major pain points
that could, potentially, hold back the uptake of EVs and the
transition to eMobility. The ?rst two are being addressed by
market forces. The third hinges on charge point operators
(CPOs) securing permissions to install infrastructure, and on
grid operators, which are responsible for connecting power to
the charge points. The whole premise of eMobility depends,
however, on a safe and resilient grid, supported by technology
solutions to mitigate the impact of EVs on local networks.
And, to that end, distribution system operators (DSOs) are the
lynchpins in making this evolution in transport happen.
This study focuses on the anticipated surg