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Action plans and policy recommendations on vehicle grid integration in China

How do electric vehicles friendly interact with the electric grid series two

The widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) can bring about air quality and climate change benefits. However, the concurrent, unmanaged charging of PEVs will result in surges in power loads and strain power generation, transmissions, and distribution, leading to costly public investments on grid expansions. Harnessing PEVs’ load flexibility and storage capacity, PEVs can friendly integrate into the grid system, reducing grid capacity augmentation needs. serving as grid assets and virtual power plants to support large renewable integration. Although China is lagging on VGI exploration, it has late-comer advantages. Given China’s specific electricity market mechanisms and charging standards, the research performs contextualized analysis on the economic potentials of different VGI applications along with the regulatory and technical hindrances. For VGI to thrive in China, the study proposes that regulatory, economic and technical barriers should be overcome by creating synergies among different actors. 

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