14 Apr '11, 2pm

The Networked EV: Getting to Smart Grid, not Gridlock, with EVs: There is a lot of good news for the electric

The Networked EV: Getting to Smart Grid, not Gridlock, with EVs: There is a lot of good news for the electric

It is also vital to highlight the role that communications will play in the success of EV: virtually all of the solutions that will be required to integrate EVs can only be attempted after smart grid communications are installed. For example, good luck trying to discover how much power an electric vehicle is drawing in real-time, or the voltage at a particular location, using those old fashioned non-communicating, electro-mechanical meters. Fortunately, the ongoing, large-scale investments in AMI, which put in place end-to-end communication networks, are laying the first tracks for the grid communication platform. While AMI networks may end up primarily supporting EVs more through smart metering, dynamic pricing, and demand response capabilities (and not necessarily DA applications), it’s very important to recognize that the seeds of investment in grid communication have b...

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