Electric car charging can be more expensive – in the afternoon

Electric car chargingElectric car charging.Photo: Erlend Aas / NTB scanpix
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It can be more expensive to charge the electric car at times of the day when the pressure on the mains are great, according to NVE director Kjetil Lund.

On Wednesday, the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) proposes new rules for how the grid for electricity will be in the years to come. One of the suggestions is higher online rental at times of day with high power consumption.

– “The proposal will not have major consequences for most people. It is a proposal that allows you to save part over time by distributing consumption better throughout the day and throughout the week,” says NVE Director Kjetil Lund to NRK.

The grid rent constitutes about one third of the electricity price and finances the electricity grid cost of about NOK 27 billion a year. Lund points out that more and more people are using a lot of electricity at one time, and that the development of electric cars, electric buses and electric ferries entails the need for new investments in grid capacity.

-“This is a development that is putting pressure on our power grid,” says Lund.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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