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October 23, 2005


Felix Kramer

Here's one more element to the Smart Grid: yet another acronym: V2G, meaning "vehicle to grid." Some day, when we have millions of plug-in hybrids connected to the grid during the 23 hours or so the average car is parked, they can become part of the power system, initially providing "regulatory services" to even out the momentary voltage fluctuations and "spinning reserves," and ultimately providing peak power reserves. See lots of studies at the end of the CalCars Vehicles page and the entire research program at the University of Delaware. We might get some early tests in the next few years...

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