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The Regulatory and Political Challenges to V2G

  • Lance NoelEmail author
  • Gerardo Zarazua de Rubens
  • Johannes Kester
  • Benjamin K. Sovacool
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Part of the Energy, Climate and the Environment book series (ECE)

Abstract

In order for vehicle-to-grid to viably provide services to the electricity grid and gain new revenue streams, a proper regulatory framework needs to be in place. From this perspective, there are several obstacles to the implementation of vehicle-to-grid. The regulatory framework of the electricity grid needs to acknowledge and properly regulate energy storage for vehicle-to-grid to contribute to the grid. Additionally, the legal responsibilities, actor roles, and ownership of a vehicle-to-grid system also need to be clarified from a regulatory perspective. Regulation is also essential to the economics of vehicle-to-grid, as it can develop and properly value the ancillary services which vehicle-to-grid provides, and also remove barriers such as double taxation. Finally, the chapter concludes with the political role of government in developing vehicle-to-grid.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lance Noel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gerardo Zarazua de Rubens
    • 1
  • Johannes Kester
    • 1
  • Benjamin K. Sovacool
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Business and TechnologyAarhus UniversityHerningDenmark
  2. 2.Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU)University of Sussex UnitFalmerUK
  3. 3.Universiti Tenaga NasionalKajangMalaysia

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