Yanotti: “If we add electric cars without storage to consumption, the situation becomes critical”
To avoid “cuts” caused by connecting electric vehicles to the network, it will be essential to update the distributed generation law. Next, the opinion of the Undersecretary of Electric Power of the Nation.
At the beginning of 2023, the undersecretary of Electric Power of the Nation, Santiago Yanotti confirmed that the agency is working on regulatory material on energy storage and its relationship with electric vehicles.
To find out more details about this initiative, Portal Movilidad talks with the president, who explains:
“The importance is given by the need to guarantee safety and reliability in the electrical system.”
“In periods of peak consumption, cuts occur due to the inability to supply the demand. If we add electric vehicles without storage, the situation becomes more critical. It is not essential to start, but it is to achieve mass electromobility ”, adds the undersecretary.
It should be remembered that this work is carried out within the framework of the efforts being made by the National Secretariat of Energy to modify the current standard of distributed generation.
In this way, the agency will seek to make further progress throughout the country and meet the objectives set forth in both Law No. 27424 and Law No. 27191 and the various climate change mitigation plans.
At the time, Yanotti anticipated Energía Estratégica: “The Ministry of Energy convened the regulatory framework commission of the Federal Energy Council to discuss modifications to the distributed generation regulations that allow for greater development.”
And he adds: “The reality is that, as provided for in the law, it is not possible to comply and many provinces report that the rule prevents progress, according to their own regulations, since it is injected into distribution networks, which are provincial jurisdictions” .
As of today, from the organization they are “analyzing comparative legislation and dialoguing with sectoral actors”.
In addition, with regard to sustainable mobility, they participate in different sectoral tables made up of the public and private sectors.
Latin American distributors “demand” to update regulations. The need to make modifications to the rules that regulate the use of energy is not a problem that concerns only Argentina.
On the contrary, Ignacio Santelices, executive director of the Association of Latin American Electric Power Distributors (ADELAT), during the Mobility Portal event entitled “Electric and Sustainable Mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean – Success Stories 2023”, indicates:
“The world of distribution is demanding to update regulations that have been going on for decades and respond to a different logic.”
“In this scenario of electrification of consumption and in which we are going to multiply the amount of electricity, we have to work with different logics,” adds Santelices.
It is worth mentioning that making these modifications becomes essential considering that, according to ADELAT, in less than 15 years in the capital cities of the region between 700,000 and one million electric vehicles will circulate.
Faced with this scenario, Santelices acknowledges: “We have to prepare the electrical networks for that moment and for this we must make new investments, have new regulations, flexibility and digitization in order to have the charging systems coordinated.”