Grid congestion has become a significant barrier to the transition of energy and mobility, especially within the Dutch framework. While there’s a growing roster of potential investors interested in electric vehicles (EVs) and charging infrastructure, the current power grid’s limited capacity prevents the addition of more EV charging stations. This situation is often referred to as “grid congestion” or “gridlock.”
My research aims to maximize the grid’s power delivery capacity through coordinated charging. By merely leveraging existing grid assets, we can immediately host more charging stations. This smart-hosting approach is a promising supplement to costly and lengthy grid expansions for grid congestion mitigation.
As a member of NEON WP5, I am examining the effects of ultrafast EV chargers on the grid, a critical step before developing a congestion management strategy. Additionally, to guarantee the feasibility of our suggested operational approach, my research extends to the regulatory and standardization aspects under NEON WP8.