Smart grids can help electric vehicles tick

While several states in India continue to face high energy and peak-time power deficits along with unreliable supply, the demand for electricity is growing consistently. Under NEMMP 2020, India envisages a deployment of 6-7 million Electric Vehicles (EVs) by 2020. Considering the possibility of increased EV penetration in the coming years, it is critical to evaluate its impact on the electricity grid. Is the present grid ready to handle the additional load demand from the planned fleet of EVs?