27 Nov '17, 7am

Electric vehicles could provide 11GW of flexibility by 2030

New analysis by energy tech company, Open Energi, suggests that electric vehicles could provide over 11GW of flexible capacity to the UK’s energy system by 2030. T he analysis demonstrates the potential EVs could have as a significant grid resource able to provide rapid flexibility to support renewable generation, balance electricity supply and demand and alleviate strain on the network at a local and national level, without impacting drivers. Open Energi’s analysis quantifies flexibility based on different charging scenarios, speeds and time of day, using industry forecasts for EV numbers to attribute a volume to each scenario. It finds that by 2020, with an estimated 1.6 million EVs on the road, there could exist between 200-550MW of turn-up flexibility at different times of day, and between 400MW and 1.3GW of turn-down flexibility, to be unlocked from smart-charging. Av...

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