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I have designed, financed, managed and sold systems, services and organizations through the transformation of the telecom and energy industries. As a business advisor, I have sold, led or...

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Through behavioral or direct control approaches, managed charging encourages customers to charge at times when grid and generation capacity is available. Likewise, it discourages charging during peak demand or low renewable generation periods. In doing so, it reduces the need to build additional grid and expensive or greenhouse gas emitting generators to meet the electric system load. Managed EV charging makes optimal use of existing infrastructure, lowers costs that would otherwise be incurred, and benefits ratepayers.

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Matt Chester on Jan 24, 2022

Thanks for this info, Benoit-- the nuance of managed charging is much more appealing than trying to just tackle by brute force the new expected load all at once. 

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Jim Stack on Jan 24, 2022

Just offer a low EV charging rate at Off Peak times and the customers change their behavior. It has worked very well for a few utilities here in Arizona . Provide the right tariff and people will follow. 

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