Modelling the Distribution of Costs from Network Upgrades for Electric Vehicles (EVs)

Turner, Karen and Alabi, Oluwafisayo and Figus, Gioele and Calvillo, Christian and Low, Ragne (2018) Modelling the Distribution of Costs from Network Upgrades for Electric Vehicles (EVs). University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. (

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This project integrates energy and economic system modelling approaches to investigate the crucial question of who ultimately pays for the costs of upgrading the power network to facilitate the intended roll out of EVs. Our approach facilitates consideration of a range of indirect, and possibly unanticipated and unintended, consequences of network development for EVs through impacts on markets, prices and incomes across the economy. Such effects may affect both the actual pathway of the roll out, and who ultimately pays for required actions. The project involves collaboration between the University of Strathclyde’s Centre for Energy Policy and Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN). The EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI) brings together an interdisciplinary team of experts to gain a deeper understanding of the value of taking a whole systems energy approach to the energy trilemma. The CESI flexible research fund supports collaborative, multi-disciplinary, whole energy systems research projects that investigate the UK’s future energy system. For more information on the Centre and our research fund, please see our website .