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PG E to Smart Charge 219,000 Cars

Customers Control Charging

By John Addison

Smart Grid EV Charge

By 219,000 customers of PGE may say goodbye to trips to the gas station. No more dials at the pump $20.00, $80.00, etc. Instead will conveniently plug-in electric cars at home or

The fill-up will be electrons, not

Across the country, electric are preparing to offer smart boxes for the garage and charging for work and downtown locations. For a of gasoline cost, you will be to charge plug-in vehicles.

Gas and Electric (PGE), for example, is a that is planning to service 219,000 and 845,000 battery cars and plug-in hybrids by under three different scenarios presented at Greentech’s The Grid Conference. PGE currently electricity to 5 million customers, a few thousand that currently electric cars. Currently, of these electric cars are per hour neighborhood vehicles are popular in college and university

A few hundred can zoom past you on a such as the Tesla Roadster.

year, Newsweek ranked PGE as the utility in the country due to its strong to customer energy efficiency and renewable energy (RE) PGE serves 15 million people in and central California with miles electric distribution needed to cover 70,000 miles of its service area. gas is 46 percent of PGE’s source for nuclear 20 percent, hydro 16 and out-of-state coal only 2

Renewable Energy Coal + Gas by 2020

Renewable energy is 14 of PGE’s total delivered today. It will miss its requirement to be at 20 percent by the end of 2010 due to roadblocks to large solar plants in the desert. PGE needs to install the high-voltage lines to bring utility-scale RE to PGE customers, adding to its current 18,610 miles of interconnected transmission

Hal LaFlash, PGE Director of Emerging Technologies, outlined how the utility have 34.8 TWh of RE in 2010 and of RE in 2020, the year when utilities must generate 33 of their electricity from RE. By renewable energy may be the utility’s #1 of energy. The RE mix will be (1) solar (2) photovoltaics, (3) wind, (4) geothermal, bioenergy and ocean adding to the

With terawatts of nighttime power. PGE may have more at night than it needs. One electric vehicles could be supported provided that charge off-peak, preferably at Smart charging allows to plug-in; yet not have charging until a preferred time, as when excess electricity is to the grid.

PGE hopes to secure regulatory for time-of-use pricing so that have an incentive to charge at

Utility executives worry people will charge they feel like it. charging an electric car is like an entire home, the concern is People are still buying gas as pump prices rise, so many may ignore price to charge at night.

So far, customers of plug-in vehicles been environmentally concerned, and shown a preference for charging renewables including their own rooftops. Automakers, utilities, and are working to make it easy for new car customers to select night and even renewable energy through web browsers, smart and even vehicle dash

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Smart Charging and Renewable

Between the electric cars and energy will be a smart Every vehicle charging will include a smart PGE is leading the nation with 1.6 smart meters now installed.

It is an average of 13,000 per day, and have 10 million smart installed by 2012.

Andrew PGE Senior Director of the Smart Web, expects 35 different of plug-in vehicles to be available the next two years. PGE actively with auto makers to sure that smart networking is compatible and in place. some homes and communities are now with dedicated 240V/30A for the 4-hour charging that car leaders, such as Nissan

Although smart charging for two-way communication, electricity only be delivered one-way the grid to the vehicle. Mr. Tang skepticism about vehicle-to-grid being cost-effective and acceptable to and automakers, even though PGE has V2G demonstrations within its own fleet, Tesla, with Google, and

PGE is looking at MW grid storage such as pumped hydro and air, such as the 300MW air storage in Kern Country PGE has applied for a federal grant. Sodium batteries that scale to hundreds of MW were presented at the conference.

Infrastructure may be greatest in communities that are now hybrid cars at fast For example, in Berkeley, 18 percent of new car are hybrids. As electric cars briskly in some communities, PGE likely need to upgrade to handle the increased distribution of

With the advanced planning in PGE’s presentations and with support for time-of-use pricing, energy, and high-voltage lines, PGE be ready to power a new generation of for a fraction of the cost of gasoline. these electric cars be powered by solar, wind, and renewables.

By John Addison. Founder of the Fleet Report, author of Gas, Save the Planet. writes about electric renewable energy, and sustainability. (c) John Addison.

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