Smart Electric Vehicle Charging for a Reliable and Resilient Grid

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Adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) has expanded over the last few years, yet introduction of PEV smart charging has been stalled due to barriers in communication, controls, and an unclear method for determining the value PEVs will bring to the grid. This project will consider the grid impact of a variety of future scenarios, including adoption of different vehicle types, proliferation of extreme fast charging (xFC), expanded adoption of distributed energy resources (DER), and multiple smart charge management approaches. This project will determine how PEV charging at scale should be managed to avoid negative grid impacts, allow for critical strategies and technologies to be developed, and increase the value for PEV owners, building managers, charge network operators, grid services aggregators, and utilities.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2020

Bibliographical note

See the Vehicle Technologies Office Electrification 2019 Annual Progress Report at

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/MP-5400-78517


  • PEV smart charging
  • plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)


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