Report | 2016

Driving Integration

By Rachel Gold, Cara Goldenberg

New sources of concentrated load growth from electric vehicles can pose challenges to the distribution system and to electricity customers—affecting grid reliability and increasing electricity costs—but they can also provide considerable benefits.


A wide range of market actors have roles in EV integration onto the grid — and coordination amongst many of them will be required to enable optimized, smart charging behavior. However, state electric utility regulators and policymakers have the particular opportunity to bring these stakeholders together to proactively design the policies needed to avoid these risks and unlock those benefits from using EVs as grid assets.