29 Jun '17, 3pm

Utility V2G test with BMW shows electric cars can aid the grid

BMW i3 electric car charging in 'EV Charging Only' space, Santa Clarita, CA [photo: Steve J. Myung] Enlarge Photo As the demand for electric cars grows, utility companies are considering their effect on local power grids—both positive and negative. Recently, California's PG&E and BMW recently wrapped up a pilot program testing experimental vehicle-to-grid technology to see if electric cars could actually aid the grid—and they did. The program showed electric cars were able to aid the grid during peak usage, which can lead to cost savings and greater flexibility for the utility. DON'T MISS: Electric Cars Can Stabilize Utility Grid Via V2G, Study Shows Both partners worked in concert to lessen the strain of electric-car charging during periods of high grid demand, requesting a load reduction of 100 kilowatts on the grid, according to Current . PG&E would forward the demand-r...

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