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Frank (WNY)    Posted 03-14-2023 at 07:04:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • California EVís
  • They told EV owners to stop charging during peak hours. Now they are suggesting that the owners could supplement the grid to avoid rolling blackouts.

    Ed Gooding (VA)....    Posted 03-14-2023 at 09:11:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • "Thereís an existing and growing fleet of battery storage thatís virtually untapped so far: the roughly 1 million electric vehicles already on the road in California. When plugged in at homes, offices and charging stations, and with the right equipment, many could become mini power plants, available to quickly feed the electricity stored in their batteries to the grid when demand peaks and itís needed most to prevent blackouts, and also power homes when utilities shut off electricity to prevent wildfires."

    Sooooooooooooo.....when you have discharged your car battery to share your electricity and then need your car to evacuate from a flood or forest fire.......wutcha gonna do, Bunkie????

    Frank (WNY)    Posted 03-14-2023 at 09:54:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: California EVís
  • I wonder if the conversion factor is taken into account? Changing from AC to DC to charge a EV and changing back to discharge to the grid isnít free. Power is lost in the process because most inverters are typically 75% to 85%. That translates to money. Do you think the state will reimburse you for any of that?

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