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Will Smart Prices Induce Smart Charging of Electric Vehicles?

Publication Date: July 2011
Publishing Organization: The Brattle Group
Format: PDF
Keywords:

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

Summary:

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.