28 Dec '12, 3pm

Electric vehicles not a problem for Texas grid

I would think if you were to draft a list of the top three "fear factors" impinging mass adoption of electric vehicles, it might look something like this... The battery pack pooping out miles away from home Electric shock Power outages Trip Doggett, CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (the group that oversees the state's electric grid), has updated Texas lawmakers serving on the Senate Natural Resources Committee on the potential negative impact of widespread adoption of EV on the state's electricity transmission system. A big question that worried the committee: if the numbers of EV owners shot up at some point, would the state's power grid collapse? Probably not, Doggett said. There could be localized disruption in certain neighborhoods where EV ownership becomes popular, but it's not anything to be concerned about in the short-term future, he said. "In the ...

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