Smart Charging Trials

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Harnessing South Australia’s abundant renewable electricity supply and accelerating electric vehicle uptake.

The South Australian government is investing $3.6 million in Electric Vehicle Smart Charging Trials as part of its Electric Vehicle Action Plan.

The Trials will support market-led proposals that demonstrate, integrate and bring forward smart charging solutions that will benefit of all South Australians by contributing to the reliability, security and affordability of our clean energy system.

Proposals are sought in the following priority areas:

  • Virtual Power Plant integration
  • Apartment living, including shared electric vehicles
  • Adelaide CBD off-street car parks
  • Hotel, motel and holiday parks electric vehicle charging
  • Commercial
  • Public charging time-of-use pricing.
  • Successful proposals will address integration risks and service gaps to enable households and businesses to harness South Australia’s abundant renewable electricity supply, while also accelerating electric vehicle uptake. For more information about the selection criteria, download the Funding Guidelines.

    Calls for proposals closed 15 February 2021.
    The Department for Energy and Mining is currently assessing proposals.