Electric vehiclesProject Origin Energy Electric Vehicles Smart Charging Trial
This report contains key learnings related to the ongoing Origin Energy Smart Charging Trial.
Origin’s smart charging trial seeks to collect charging and usage data to provide insights into EV charging behaviours and examine responses to smart charging. The trial will provide insights required to inform the design of tariffs and retail propositions for smart charging to encourage the charging of EVs by customers in a way that will be beneficial to both EV owners as well as the electricity system.
The trial commenced in August 2020 and involves:
- Installing and connecting at least 150 smart chargers onto Origin’s Virtual Power Plant
- Capturing data on EV charging patterns. Data will be captured during a baseline period of unmanaged charging followed by a period of smart charging with different incentives and price signals.
- Capturing data on how much energy usage can be shifted through smart charging.
- Longitudinal study on drivers to explore customer perceptions, motivations and experience in smart charging and driving.