As the cost of EVs has decline, and pressure is put on corporate sustainability goals, logistics and transport groups are increasingly looking at fleet electrification to reduce fuel costs as well as their greenhouse gas impact.
While most of the focus is on the vehicles themselves, an often overlooked but critical subject is the effect fleet charging has on the electrical system at the fleet facility. Although some sites can handle the load associated with EV charging with minimal impact, at many locations, they will likely exceed existing power capacity and management tools. Hence, the most complex operation in an electrification process is often the optimization, deployment, and management of the charging infrastructure.
Microgrids are emerging as a solution that tackles these issues. By intelligently managing different assets, like solar generation, batteries, or gensets, microgrids can provide low-cost and reliable energy, while lowering the grid requirements from the installations. In this Guidehouse Insights webinar, the panel will explore the role of microgrids in ensuring logistic and transport companies a seamless transition from ICE-based fleets to EV Fleets.