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Electric Vehicle Preparedness Analysis

Prescient is committed to assisting electric utilities successfully
implement electric vehicle infrastructure.

Description of Services

Electric utilities face a transformational shift as more electric vehicles hit the road, and news media question grid preparedness. Prescient is committed to assisting electric utilities prepare for a future with widespread EV usage.

Our assessments evaluate current infrastructure to determine necessary improvements to support charging stations, from level 3 chargers at commercial charging stations to very large chargers for long-haul transportation. We include important but often overlooked factors, such as ambient temperature impacts on charging considerations.

Prescient’s consultation services include modeling current power system dynamics compared to predicted dynamics with widespread EV usage. We also analyze ideal EV charging station locations to maximize convenience to EV owners.  

We provide congestion analysis and storm recovery analysis to ensure your system is prepared for the inevitable. Our reports advise on how EVs can be used to stabilize the grid, act as spinning reserve, and serve as backup power sources during neighborhood blackouts. 

Deliverables

  • Assessments that identify infrastructural improvements to support EV charging stations.

  • Models of power system dynamics with increased EV usage.

  • Recommended locations for level 3, 100 KWH charging stations.

  • Recommended billing strategies to enhance EV grid support.

  • Recommended storm recovery strategies to utilize the benefits of mobile energy storage.

Why Use Our Services?

As more EVs hit the market, electric utilities need to increase their knowledge of EV battery capabilities and upgrade their infrastructure to utilize EVs as electric grid stabilizers. Electric utilities’ experience charging standby batteries in substations is much different than charging EV batteries.

 

Today’s consumers are hesitant to switch to an all-electric vehicle due to concerns over the lack of convenient charging stations and the negative stories in the news media when upsets happen.

Electric utilities can lead the way to an all-electric future by preparing for expanded EV usage today. At Prescient, we have a clear vision of what is needed to successfully integrate EVs, and the technical skills to advise the buildout of the future.

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