EV charging trial tests impact on grid

The Australian Government is funding a trial to understand the effects of electric vehicle (EV) charging on the power grid.

The trial will monitor the charging habits of EV drivers to understand the network conditions and impact on the grid in real time.

Energy operator Jemena will undertake the trial in conjunction with network service providers AusNet Services, Evoenergy, TasNetworks and United Energy. It will be conducted in 176 homes across Victoria, Tasmania and the ACT.

The Australian Government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), is providing $1.6 million toward the project. The total cost is expected to be $3.4 million.

For more information, see the Minister’s media release and the ARENA website.