Transportation Electrification and the Low Carbon Grid: Perspectives from E3's work in California, Hawaii, and New York Friday, November 9, 2018, 10:30am – 12pm
Campus Location:West Village
Room:1605 Tilia Street, Room 1103
Location of Event:UC Davis Campus
Event Type:Lectures and Seminars
Presented by:Energy and Efficiency Institutue

Dr. Nancy Ryan will present findings from several recent E3 studies that have examined the extent of transportation electrification needed to meet aggressive GHG mitigation goals and explored aspects of integrating electric vehicles into an increasingly low carbon grid. In a series of studies for California regulatory agencies E3 has used its PATHWAYS model to develop scenarios for deep decarbonization. Scenarios that meet California’s 2030 and 2050 targets include high levels of transportation electrification, with deployment of EVs in 2025 significantly higher than the current ZEV Program goal.  The PATHWAYS analysis also demonstrates the cost savings that result from using the flexibility in EV charging loads to balance variable renewable generation. In supporting the CPUC’s Integrated Resource Planning efforts under SB350, E3 has used its long term capacity expansion model (RESOLVE) to develop least-cost resource portfolios that optimize the trade-off between renewable curtailment and flexibility. This work informs the valuation of flexibility services from EVs and provides a basis to weigh investments in developing and accessing smart charging technology and programs. E3’s EVGrid model provides an addition set of perspectives.  Utilities have used it to project the distribution grid upgrades needed to accommodate EV charging under different scenarios for the rate of adoption and type of charging infrastructure deployed. EVGrid estimates the costs and benefits of EV adoption from the perspective of EV owners, ratepayers, and society. Recently completed studies for NYSERDA and Hawaiian Electric Companies show that EV adoption provides societal and benefits, demonstrates the value of implementing smart charging.

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