Price Incentives for Smart Electric Vehicle Operation - Status Quo and Perspectives

C. Brandstatt, N. Friedrichsen

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Integrating electric vehicles (EVs) into future smart power systems is challenge and opportunity in one. Achieving system optimization, renewables integration and quick diffusion requires coordination of EVs with the power system. This paper analyzes price differentiation as a means to incentivize smart EV operation. For smart EV operation time, location and volume are important dimensions of price incentives. A diverse portfolio of tariffs caters to different business models and actors. Ideally this induces a win-win situation with benefits for both users and system operation. However, the quality and effectiveness of price incentives and thus the success of coordination depends on conditions such as price level, consumer behavior and regulation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT Europe 2012)
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Publication date2012
Article number6465642
ISBN (Print)9781467325974
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe. IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2012 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 14 Oct 201217 Oct 2012
Conference number: 3


Conference3rd IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe. IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2012
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  • Electric vehicles
  • Smart grids
  • Energy management
  • Power system economics

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