AGL has responded to the Energy Security Board’s Electric Vehicle Smart Charging Issues Paper.
AGL supports a coordinated industry approach to developing technical standards for smart EV charging, it is too early to introduce such standards in Australia.
The EV sector is in the early stages of development. Australia is some years behind EV uptake and implementation of regulation in comparison to several other jurisdictions. We have an opportunity to learn from their experiences and adopt well established and tested approaches when they have reached their maturity. A wait and see approach will allow Australia to adopt internationally accepted standards to ensure access to an open and competitive EV market is maintained. Mandating unique and Australian-specific standards will limit availability of products and services and work as a disservice to energy consumers.