27 Sep '11, 2pm

Electric Vehicles Can Help Expand Wind Power (via @sustainablebizz)

The energy grid of the Pacific Northwest could add as much as 10 GW of wind power if 2.1 million electric vehicles (EVs) were equipped with charging technology that can recognize grid conditions. Fluctuations in wind strength can make it unpredictable. Current storage capabilities on the US grid are limited as well. But a partially charged EV sitting unused at home or work could sense wind power's fluctuations in the grid, acting as a shock sorber for the grid, advancing or slowing the charging process based on conditions of the grid. A report from the DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) determined that 2.1 million electric light duty vehicles with a 33-mile electric range would be enough to provide the balancing requirements to integrate an additional 10 GW of wind technology in the Northwest. The vehicles would need to be equipped with Grid Friendly techno...

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