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Executive Director -- Sustainability & Energy Management Stanford University

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Electric utilities have barely spoken in 100 years.  Now they are getting married -- a marriage that simply must succeed.

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Matt Chester on Feb 25, 2021

Such a fascinating transformation being undergone right now-- and that's no hyperbole. 

For any readers really interested in the topic, Lincoln and his colleague at Burbank Water and Power, Joe Flores, joined the Energy Central Power Perspectives Podcast to dive in deeper: https://energycentral.com/o/energy-central/energy-central-power-perspectives%E2%84%A2-podcast-episode-28-swirling-romance-utilities

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Jim Stack on Feb 26, 2021

I love how the utilities have been trying for years with Low Off Peak rates to get people to use power Off Peak at night when the GRID and power plants have excess. Now with Electric vehicles they can easily charge at almost anytime and normally do charge at night. Given the right incentives and they can match the exact times the GRID can use. It make the entire GRID more efficient. 

   EVen the high power use DC Fast Charger sites are adding Batteries to keep the demand and Peak Hours low. Again with favorable rates that pay it's a good investment for them and the Utilities. What a perfect marriage 

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