GIS Holds the Key to Identifying Where Electric Vehicles Will Impact the Grid
- Jul 27, 2019 12:28 am GMT
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GIS plays a crucial role in forecasting the impacts that the electrification of transportation will have on the grid. Data-derived vehicle registration forecasts already tell us how much and when electric vehicle (EV) adoption will occur, but by merging this data with the “where” of network optimization in GIS, we can better plan for and even hasten the process of electrification in the transportation sector.
The future locations of charging stations will play a larger and larger role in distribution planning as the adoption of EVs increases. At the same time, the capacity of the grid to meet energy demands as EV technologies advance will be a limiting factor in the rate and efficiency of EV assimilation in communities across the country.
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