As the prevalence of electric vehicles (EVs) increases, EV charging poses both challenges and opportunities to the grid in the clean energy transition. Challenges, such as physical limitations of grid infrastructure and variability of renewable energy, can potentially be overcome by proper collection and usage of data. The data collected can potentially lead to benefits such as increased electricity reliability and decreased greenhouse gas emissions, but may also raise questions about privacy.
This 1-hour virtual panel will discuss what types of data are collected and for what purpose, where the data is sent and used, how it is used, and what additional data is combined with the vehicle charging data. The range of both current and future benefits that can be derived from data collected both now and in the future will be discussed. This is the first of a 2-part series. The second panel, planned for 2023, will focus more on the privacy challenges associated with EV data.