Oct. 29 — EV power demands are highly flexible because EVs, like conventional vehicles, spend most of their life parked, and the energy for daily trips can be delivered within a few hours from a level 2 charger. The gap between the time it takes to get to a full state-of-charge and the estimated time of departure creates an opportunity that is often ignored. If optimized, the EV’s power demand could be timed to coincide with renewables generation or grid service markets like frequency regulation or voltage optimization.
Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.