As the PEV market continues to grow, so does the need for access to compatible charging infrastructure. The form that infrastructure takes will determine how the use of electric vehicles (EVs) affects utility operations—PEVs are a significant new load, but their impact depends on how and where drivers choose to recharge.

This report is produced by E Source and is made available to all NRECA members through our membership in E Source.

Value to Electric Cooperatives

Co-op staff can use this report to understand how electric vehicles will affect their load profile and the type of infrastructure needed to support their spread.


System operators, communicators, marketing


Energy efficiency, electric vehicle, load management