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Will Smart Prices Induce Smart Charging of Electric Vehicles?

June 2011
The Brattle Group
Smart Grid, grid reliability, The Brattle Group, PEV charging behavior, time-of-use rates, pricing experiment, vehicle market

In this discussion paper, the authors explore the relationship between PEV charging behavior and time-of-use rates, and offer suggestions for conducting a well-designed pricing experiment that will determine whether such rates will help reduce future grid reliability problems as PEVs penetrate the vehicle market.