Managing Increased Electric Vehicle Shares on Decarbonized Bulk Power Systems

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Transportation electrification and power sector decarbonization - the convergence of these two trends present a complex planning problem requiring realistic, region-specific modeling and analysis to ensure that both can happen rapidly and cost effectively. This project, funded through the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Office, models the evolution of the U.S. bulk power system (through 2050) in response to large-scale EV charging across all on-road vehicle segments. We will assess the opportunity and value of demand-side flexibility (i.e., "smart" charging) for reducing energy costs, increasing renewable generation shares, and managing future EV loads on the bulk power system. Overall, this study aims to provide an improved understanding of least-cost solutions for managing EV load growth on the grid and will make high-resolution EV load data sets publicly available for further analysis.
Original languageAmerican English
PublisherNational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
StatePublished - 2024

Publication series

NamePresented at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) 2024 Annual Merit Review, 3-6 June 2024, Arlington, Virginia

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PO-5400-89540


  • bulk power system
  • demand
  • elective vehicles
  • EV
  • managed charging
  • vehicle grid integration
  • VGI


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