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November 2018
Electric Vehicle Sales Forecast and the Charging Infrastructure Required Through 2030
Adam Cooper (IEI) and Kellen Schefter (EEI)
The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is well underway with more than 1 million EVs on U.S. roads as of October 2018. Automakers are responding to customer demand and are developing more EV models, including both plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs), that are increasingly cost-competitive with internal combustion engines. Electric transportation is a win-win. It meets customer needs, provides environmental benefits, and supports America’s energy security.
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December 2017
Energy Efficiency Trends in the Electric Power Industry
Adam Cooper
This report shows that electric company customer-funded efficiency programs saved 183 TWh of electricity in 2016 – enough to power 20 million homes for one year – and avoided the generation of 136 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
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December 2017
Electric Company Smart Meter Deployments: Foundation for a Smart Grid
Adam Cooper
This report provides examples of how electric companies are leveraging information from more than 72 million smart meters deployed in the U.S. through end of 2016, covering 55 percent of households, to improve grid operations, integrate distributed energy resources, and provide new customer solutions.  Based on approved plans and survey information, smart meter deployments are estimated to reach 76 million by the end of 2017, covering 60 percent of households, and exceed 90 million by 2020.
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June 2017
Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Forecast Through 2025 and The Charging Infrastructure Required To Support PEVs
Adam Cooper (IEI) and Kellen Schefter (EEI)
Improvements in technology, growing customer demand, increasing fuel economy standards, and declining costs are combining to drive plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales to record levels. This report forecasts PEV sales through 2025 and estimates the scope and scale of charging infrastructure needed to support PEVs and the different approaches to infrastructure build-out.
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May 2017
Grid Modernization Technologies: Key Drivers of a Smarter Energy Future
Jonathan Blansfield and Adam Cooper
Grid Modernization is a key area of debate and discussion in the electric power industry.  Increasingly, states and electric companies and evaluating how best to deploy smarter energy infrastructure to achieve operational benefits and deliver customer value. This white paper discusses the "why" and the "how" of Grid Modernization, in terms of the technology and smarter energy infrastructure that electric companies have deployed to date.  Improved resiliency, reliability, and security; distributed energy resource integration and management; and improved grid efficiency and optimization are all driving investment in smarter energy infrastructure, including advanced metering infrastructure, technologies to improve power quality and power flow optimization technologies; and distribution automation and advanced outage management systems.
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April 2013
Forecast of On-Road Electric Transportation in the U.S. (2010-2035)
This report provides a forecast of electricity use in transportation from 2010 to 2035 based on the progressive adoption of electric vehicles, primarily electric light duty and commercial vehicles. The report develops multiple scenarios to assess a range of transportation electrification opportunities from 5-35 million EVs on the road by 2035, depending on advances in battery technology.
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March 2013
Factors Affecting Electricity Consumption in the U.S. (2010-2035)
In the coming decades, many factors will affect electricity consumption in the United States. This report examines the potential effects of three key factors on electricity consumption: 1) improvements to building energy codes and appliance/equipment efficiency standards; 2) growth in ratepayer-funded electric efficiency programs; and 3) electrification of the transportation.
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