Electricity Distribution Utility preparedness for electric vehicles
- Jan 16, 2020 5:19 pm GMTJan 16, 2020 12:52 pm GMT
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The simplest way to look at electrification of transportation is that it eventually leads to an increase in electricity demand. Every electric vehicle (EV) is effectively a new consumer for the electricity distribution company (DISCOM).
When it comes to electricity connection for EV charging facilities, one of the key questions that needs to be answered is ‘who will bear the cost of the grid upgradation?’. Will the DISCOM bear the cost of upgradation? Should the charging service provider or the consumer bear the cost? As I see it, there are some unavoidable costs associated with the procurement ‘wires and poles’ to get the connection. But then again, I believe it is possible to limit the expenditure on the grid upgradation.