Electric Vehicles: Opportunities and Challenges for Utilities

Electric Vehicles: Opportunities and Challenges for UtilitiesThis IDC Market Perspective analyzes the role utilities will play to support the development and deployment of electric vehicles (EVs). In particular, IDC focuses on outlining what are some of the key opportunities and challenges that utilities must address when participating in this increasingly electric (vehicle) world."The ability to precisely forecast electric supply and demand is changing with the expected growth in EVs and other forms of distributed clean energy such as solar, battery storage, and wind generation. Advanced distribution network planning and increased investment in the distribution system will be needed to maximize reliability and profitability particularly in areas with a high penetration of EVs," states John Villali, research director, IDC Energy Insights.

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Understanding the Role of the Utility
Key Opportunities
ROI-Based Infrastructure Investments
Building and Growing a Multiparty EV Ecosystem
New/Additional Revenue Streams
Vehicle-to-Grid Capabilities
Key Challenges
Managing Electrical Output and Load
Infrastructure Buildout
Software, Middleware, and Service Tooling
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Advice for Utilities
Advice for Automotive Manufacturers and Suppliers
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