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Even without the rapid growth of EVs, our current power systems are in the midst of disruptive transition towards cleaner, diversified and more flexible structures.
As the transition from internal combustion engines (ICE) to electric vehicles (EVs) grows, what will be the impact on the power system? What are the barriers to scale and which solutions (and hence market opportunities) will be essential?
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the cross-sector issues that must be understood and integrated, plus the competitive battles ahead, including: technology status and trends, management of electricity demand & supply, charging network players and competitors, consumer behaviour influences.
Session 1: The EV market and its bulk impact on electricity systems
EV market drivers & charging trends
Policy environments and drivers for EV uptake, including recent trends
Quantifying the key metrics for EVs which matter to electricity systems, including: efficiencies, ranges and charging rates
A review of key technology issues and value chain players, including charging types, locations and networks
Segmenting the EV and charging market (current and future)
The macro impact of EVs on transitioning power systems
Quantifying the impacts of EVs on bulk energy demand and system power
EVs in the context of typical (and example) patterns of electricity demand
A critical analysis of the key variables in “well-to-wheel” emissions debates and disagreements: examining the numbers
Integrating EV charging with renewable power
Charging deployment challenges, including the uncertainties evident in different forecasts and scenarios
Session 2: Charging challenges, smart charging and EVs as grid assets
Charging networks, smart charging and grid distribution systems
Can local grids support home charging on a mass scale? (Examining the numbers)
What do recent trials and charging data tell us about the impacts of EV charging on demand?
How to incentivise smart charging? (policies, pricing and new business models)
Smart charging and smart home examples
New opportunities and threats for the business models of system operators, electricity utilities, aggregators and emerging value-chain disruptors
Electric vehicles as grid assets
Assessing the case for vehicle-to-grid (V2G): what problems can it realistically solve?
How much are grid services worth, how are they monetised and how is this changing?
Examples of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) case studies and pilots: target sectors and early lessons
Evaluating the barriers to V2G development (including competition, business model and EV owner concerns)
2nd life EV battery applications: early examples, long-term scalability, growth barriers
Session 3: Value chain convergence and technology disruption
New players, new strategies and new business opportunities
What strategies are key players pursuing? (oil companies, fuel retailers, electricity utilities, automakers, newcomers and more)
Location, location, location: homes, workplaces, forecourts, leisure destinations and the issues in developing sustainable business models
Integrating stationary storage and EV charging
Integrating distributed power generation and EV charging
Electrification in heavy-duty vehicle segments: the state of play
Evaluating the impacts of technology, behavioural change and potential competition
The importance of different outcomes of hybrid vs “pure” EV uptake
Battery evolution: chemistry, resource limitations and future tech
Vehicle autonomy: its status and potential impacts on electricity demand and charging requirements
A rational perspective on the battery vs. hydrogen debate: efficiencies, economics, end-users
Are today’s assumptions appropriate for the long-term, sustainable charging networks and business models of tomorrow?
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