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An EV Managed Charging Framework: Simplifying Managed Charging with Energy Service Contracts



David G. Holmberg


This document provides a business and technical approach to integrate and coordinate electric vehicle (EV) charging within distribution areas and across a balancing area. Integrating behind-the- meter (BTM) resources provides a powerful tool to support enhanced grid stability, reliability and resiliency as the grid undergoes fundamental shifts in generation, distribution, and historical demand profiles. This framework, based on existing and widely supported standards, proposes energy service contracts as an open, transparent, and enforceable method to support energy information exchanges and transactions. Energy service contracts are realizations of energy services interface (ESI) principles. This document presents service contract data elements which can accommodate a wide range of uses and market structures along with the necessary service components and coordination architecture to enable secure and reliable energy information exchanges.
SEPA Energy Services Interface TF publication


electric vehicle, energy services interface, distribution system, congestion, renewable energy, DER integration


Holmberg, D. (2021), An EV Managed Charging Framework: Simplifying Managed Charging with Energy Service Contracts, SEPA Energy Services Interface TF publication, [online], (Accessed July 24, 2024)


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Created March 29, 2021, Updated May 6, 2021