Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Power

+ - Electric vehicles to back up the power grid 1

Submitted by holy_calamity
holy_calamity writes: Researchers in Delaware are working with electricity grid giant PJM on a scheme to use the batteries of electric vehicles to backup the grid while parked. Cars typically spend 23 hours a day off the road. During that time electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles can soak up excess generated power or trickle juice into the grid to smooth out mis-matches between supply and demand. Just 100 electric vehicles running the vehicle-to-grid software like their current prototype can provide 1MW of storage. City officials in Austin, Texas are keen to try the idea.
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Electric vehicles to back up the power grid

Comments Filter:
  • that the increased rate and number of charge cycles will kill more quickly. (And, please don't tell me about memory-free battery technology, because as much as it has been promised again and again it still has yet to prove to be true.)

One good suit is worth a thousand resumes.

Working...