The economic value of smart integration of electric vehicles into the Australian electricity industry

ARC Linkage Project LP100200756

Project outline

The aim of this project is to develop tools for better understanding and managing the integration of Electric Vehicles (EVs) into the Australian electricity industry. The project focuses on the economics of EV integration with respect to both potential network and energy market operation and investment, and in the context of other industry developments including smart grids and growing renewable generation. 

The expected outcomes are a set of tools for analysing and managing the impacts of EV charging from household and commercial facilities, to localized regions of the distribution network, through to system-wide impacts. The partner organisation is Better Place Australia. 

UNSW Research Project Team:

Iain MacGill – Chief Investigator
Paul Twomey – Chief Investigator
Regina Betz – Chief Investigator
Robert Passey – Senior Research Associate
Graham Mills – PhD student

Publications

Title & place of publicationsort descending Author Research area Type Links Year
'CEEM submission to AEMC's Energy Market Arrangements for Electric and Natural Gas Vehicles', EMO0022 Graham Mills, Iain MacGill, Robert Passey Electric vehicles Submissions 2012
'Impact of Electric Vehicles and Solar PV on Future Generation Portfolio Investment’, IEEE Transactions for Sustainable Energy Vithayasrichareon, P., Mills, G., MacGill I. Electric vehicles, Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Technology Assessments Journal Papers 2015
Assessing the Potential Role of Large-Scale PV Generation and Electric Vehicles in Future Low Carbon Electricity Industries Vithayasrichareon, P., Mills, G., MacGill I. Electric vehicles, Large-scale Renewable Energy Conference Papers 2013

Events

Event Presenter Type Research area Location Date
The financial impacts of PV systems and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on customers who do not have them Rob Passey Seminar Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Technology Assessments Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference 2014, Sydney, Australia Monday, December 8, 2014
Electric Vehicle Integration – benefits and impacts Jenny Riesz Short course Electric vehicles Australian Power Institute (API) Summer School, Sunshine Coast Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Assessing the Potential Role of Large-Scale PV Generation and Electric Vehicles in Future Low Carbon Electricity Industries Peerapat Vithayasrichareon Seminar Electric vehicles, Large-scale Renewable Energy Solar Integration Workshop London, UK Monday, October 21, 2013
Electric Vehicle integration in the NEM: implications for passenger vehicle emissions Graham Mills Seminar Electric vehicles Low Carbon Living CRC ‘Low Carbon Transport Research Workshop’, Adelaide Tuesday, October 1, 2013
A Framework for Maximising the Economic Value of Electric Vehicle Integration into the Australian NEM Graham Mills, Iain MacGill Poster Electric vehicles AUPEC 2012, Green Smart Grid Systems, Bali, Indonesia. Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Carbon pricing meets energy markets - Australia's evolving energy + climate policy context Iain MacGill Conference Electric vehicles National Consumer Roundtable on Energy Meeting, UNSW, Sydney Wednesday, June 29, 2011