About the EV workstream
The Electric Vehicle Grid Integration Workstream is considering how a growing number of electric vehicles can best be integrated into Australia’s electricity system.
Our purpose is to:
- provide a central forum for key industry and government stakeholders to collaborate and coordinate EV activities
- approach EVs from an energy sector perspective but with transport and infrastructure partners
- promote policy and regulatory development before wide scale EV adoption begins.
Following a discovery phase to identify risks and opportunities in late 2019, the EV Working Group agreed to focus on four priority areas:
- EV data availability
- Standards development
- Residential tariffs and incentives
- High capacity tariffs and connections
The Electric Vehicle Grid Integration Workstream Group consists of nine organisations:
- Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
- Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
- Australian Energy Regulator (AER)
- Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)
- Electric Vehicle Council (EVC)
- Australian Energy Council (AEC)
- Energy Networks Australia (ENA)
- The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER)
- Energy Consumers Australia (ECA)
“We’ve got to unlock our renewable energy force. It’s a beast we can awaken.”
ARENA met with Anna Freeman, Director of Decarbonisation Policy for the Clean Energy Council (CEC) at the Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Park, the biggest solar farm in the world, to discuss her agenda after COP28, the key role electrification plays in Australia’s renewables story and gender equality.