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Webinar Recap: Power Quality Effects of EV Charging at the Grid Edge

E-mobility is a hot topic for those in the power industry. Although the rise of EV charging is a step in the right direction for environmental concerns, it comes with significant challenges to legacy grid loads and connected equipment. Stakeholders on both sides of the meter feel the consequences. 

Recently, Powerside’s own Seth Johnson and Kamron Tangney discussed these challenges—and their solutions—in their webinar “Power Quality Effects of EV Charging at the Grid Edge.” Keep reading to preview the biggest takeaways, and watch the full recording below.

Takeaway #1:

Demand for EV infrastructure will only increase over time

The US government intends to build 500,000 publicly available fast EV chargers nationwide by 2030. But actually supplying the amount of power required presents an enormous challenge, especially in remote locations. 

Takeaway #2:

EV charging can negatively impact grid integrity & reliability 

The way we produce, store and consume power has drastically changed over the past 20 years. Legacy grids are not built to handle new, heavy power loads — especially those presented by fast DC chargers. If left unaddressed, sags, swells and harmonics can cause charger disruptions and equipment failure. 

Takeaway #3:

Powerside is uniquely positioned to solve for an EV-ready future

Powerside’s sole focus is power quality. That means we are constantly innovating new ways to detect and correct power anomalies and provide solutions at the grid edge. Products like QubeScan and Pole-MVar are specifically built to help you remain compliant and keep good power — and electric vehicles — going strong.

Meet the Experts

Seth Johnson
President & General Manager, Corrections Business

Kamron Tangney
Vice President of Sales, Monitoring Business