Keeping the lights on with smart grid pricing


About the research

How do we prevent power breaks when everyone starts driving electric vehicles? By using smart grid pricing to ensure that not everyone is charging their car at the same time. In his research, Niels Govaerts (VITO - KU Leuven - Energyville) simulates how people adjust their electricity consumption to a certain tariff.

Niels Govaerts
KU Leuven - VITO

The energy system is crucial for the transition to a sustainable future. Passionate about this system, at the intersection between engineering and economics, Niels Govaerts is currently pursuing a PhD at KU Leuven, VITO and EnergyVille. His research focuses on electricity network tariffs, which impact not only the electricity bill of consumers, but also electric vehicle charging schedules and solar panel investments. Improved tariffs will enable consumers to contribute more effectively to the energy transition.

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