Written by David Thill, Midwest Energy News
Midwest utilities’ plans for preventing electric vehicles from overwhelming the power grid are expanding beyond discounted rates for overnight charging. Time-of-use rates — still in the pilot phase for most utilities — are a big part of the strategy for keeping too many drivers from plugging in during peak hours. But with a potential electric vehicle boom on the horizon, more programs and technologies are being tested to help manage the expected load growth. Known as managed charging or smart charging, the terms broadly refer to any practices and programs to encourage responsible charging behavior. Read more here.
Free SEPA Research: A Comprehensive Guide to Electric Vehicle Managed Charging
Photo: ChargePoint’s “NOS,” the company’s system for charging station owners and hosts to use when managing the chargers at their sites.
Learn more at the following community events about electric vehicles, including information on available incentives, and how, when and where to charge EVs:
National Drive Electric Week – Bellevue / Omaha, September 15, 2019, 12 to 4 pm,
Bellevue University Campus, 812 Bruin Boulevard, Bellevue, Nebraska 68005.
National Drive Electric Week – Lincoln, September 22, 2019, 12 to 4 pm, HyVee Parking Lot, 5020 N 27th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68521