June 14, 2024

EV charging

NERC Addresses Growing EV Risks in White Paper
NERC warned that remaining industry “knowledge gaps” around electric vehicles and their charging systems may make it difficult for grid operators to maintain reliability.
As EV Penetration Rises, Utilities Turn to Smart Charging Strategies
A pilot program using smart EV charge management to smooth distribution loads and improve demand response has been so successful one utility is adopting the program permanently.
Duke Energy
Duke Files Settlement with Munis at FERC on Battery Dispute
Duke Energy Progress and North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency filed a settlement with FERC regarding the latter using batteries to shave its peak demand.
Cal Advocates
California EV Grid Fixes Could Cost $35B Less than Estimated
Upgrading California’s grid to serve millions of electric vehicles could cost far less than the $50 billion that a recent study indicated, Cal Advocates say.
Wash. Allocates Millions from Cap-and-Trade Fund
A pumped storage site, solar farms and agrivoltaic ventures are among the projects receiving funding from the state's cap-and-trade fund.
PSEG Sees Fortunes Stoked by NJ OSW, EV Advances
PGEG's CEO said the company should get a boost from New Jersey’s second solicitation for offshore wind transmission upgrades and a deepening embrace of EVs.
California Bill Would Require Bidirectional Charging in All EVs
A bill that would require all zero-emission vehicles sold in California to have bidirectional charging capabilities by 2027 cleared a key Senate committee.
Has Dynamic Pricing’s Time Come?
Price-responsive demand has long been supported by economists, but despite the significant investment in advanced meters, it has yet to take off.
EPA Releases Emissions Rules Aimed at Boosting EVs
EPA released proposed rules ramping up emissions requirements for cars and trucks, which are expected to drive electrification of the transportation sector.
Clark County, Nev. School Distri
Regulators Slash NV Energy’s Transportation Electrification Plan
Nevada regulators gutted NV Energy’s proposed $348 million EV plan, slashing the budget to about $70 million and removing most of its proposed programs.

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