Essential Energy

Charging Infrastructure plan
Project nameEssential Energy Charging Infrastructure plan 
Client nameEssential Energy
The ClientEssential Energy is a NSW Government-owned corporation, with responsibility for building, operating and maintaining Australia’s largest electricity network – delivering essential network services to more than 800,000 homes and businesses across 95 per cent of NSW and parts of southern Queensland.
Product or services providedZET Advisory

GridFleet

Client industryNetwork Providers
The BriefEvenergi was commissioned by Essential to create a forecast of the potential impact of electric vehicles on their network. Essential’s network is vast and diverse as it spans most of the regional NSW, containing long interconnecting lines with small loads, as well as large regional centers.
The ApproachThis work involved mapping future EV infrastructure within Essential’s network, looking at both the impacts that local EV uptake will have in regional centers as well as inter-regional travel that will cause holiday peaks in areas that may not have the electrical network capacity to support them.

The approach involved:

  • Electric vehicle adoption forecasting
  • Validating access to power
  • Infrastructure planning and investment in charging infrastructure networks
  • Reporting and presentations
  • Charging infrastructure economic modelling
  • Charging infrastructure strategic planning
Short descriptionEvenergi was commissioned by Essential to create a forecast of the potential impact of electric vehicles on their network. This involved mapping future infrastructure across the entire network
OutcomeElectrical load profiles were developed out to 2040 and provided to Essential to include in their forecasting and asset planning. This project gave Essential planners insights into the opportunities to use EV load to better utilise their assets, which in some cases can lead to better energy pricing outcomes for consumers.








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