Energy Central Power Perspectives™: Utilities & Preparing for the Electrification of Transportation, an Exclusive Interview with Lincoln Wood of Southern Company
- Sep 18, 2019 4:11 pm GMT
Electric vehicles have seemingly gone from futuristic and high-tech niche product to mainstream penetration in quick order, as you can’t go to a car show without seeing an EV section and more often than not you’ll find at least one EV charger in parking garages. However, this transition has been anything but an overnight success and the process of is quite far from complete.
While consumers are now more aware than ever of EVs, utilities across the country are working on getting their systems ready for a more pervasive EV loads. This process includes aspects like installing chargers, preparing for the heavy peak loads from cars all plugging in at once, utilizing EVs as a demand response tool, and more. Southern Company is one such utility who is all-in on wrestling with what the EV demand explosion will mean for their operations and staying several steps ahead of the curve.
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