- Jun 11, 2021 5:18 pm GMT
Most of this article by the California Energy Commission about a report it issued late last month deals with the fact that California is going to need a heaping helping of electric vehicle chargers by 2030 and that the state is on pace to come up 54,000 chargers short of its goal of 250,000 chargers by 2025.
Near the bottom of the report, however, is another interesting fact. EV charging is going to produce a whole lotta load by 2030 — as much as 5,500 megawatts around midnight and 4,600 MW around 10 a.m. on a typical weekday, which would be an increase of 20 to 25 percent at those times.
To manage that, the commission emphasized the importance of pursuing vehicle-grid integration technology, which enables charger owners to program charging to make it easier at times when renewable generation is high, demand on the grid is low and electricity is cheapest.
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