1. Delayed/timed start-stop charge (peak hour handling)
Now with real-time insight into location-wise “available” power for distribution, the distribution system operators (DSO)/utility can send a signal to regulate or turn off ev charging during peak loads. Based on these signals, or according to reduced hourly tariffs, we can start/stop the charging.
This feature allows the user to plug their electric car in as soon as they get home, yet the ev home charger starts only at the defined time or when the rates are cheapest. This also minimises the load curve (typically, there is a high demand in the evening time) and thereby ease-off grid burden - without compromising customer’s comfort or cost.
An experiment conducted by Mckinsey1 in 150 homes shows that the reshaping of the load curve can reduce peak grid demand close to 50%. (from +30% peak demand to +16%)