This research from Enbala explains why conversations in utility board rooms around electric vehicles are shifting dramatically. Traditionally there has been a focus on EVs as potential grid destabilizing problems. With the burgeoning EV market accompanied by a dramatic change in mindset, EVs are increasingly seen a unique opportunity to achieve heightened levels of positive customer engagement while balancing supply and demand swings and enabling new ways to participate in wholesale energy markets. The research will be of interest to researchers, technology suppliers, utilities, integrators and policy makers.
Key words: EVs, smart meters, smart charging, energy efficiency, smart grid, batteries

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