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Will Smart Prices Induce Smart Charging of Electric Vehicles?

June 30, 2011

The Brattle Group

Ahmad Faruqui, Ryan Hledik, Armando Levy, Alan Madian


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.

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