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Interoperability of Public Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

This paper is a cooperative effort of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the Alliance for Transportation Electrification (ATE), the American Public Power Association (APPA), and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) to identify challenges, create awareness, and provide perspective to achieve greater interoperability and open standards in the burgeoning U.S. electric vehicle (EV) charging market.

By definition, interoperability is the ability for multiple systems to work together without restriction. With regards to electric vehicle charging infrastructure, interoperability refers to the compatibility of key system components—vehicles, charging stations, charging networks, and the grid—and the software systems that support them, allowing all components to work seamlessly and effectively.