Bouldergramp
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EVs shore up the grid

Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:53 pm

Finding this was a little complicated after seeing it on the TV. My local PBS station shows NHK Newsline. The following describes a Japanese hotel's use of Leafs to supply power during a power failure:
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/programs/#1005

NEWSLINE IN DEPTH 9:15
July 31, 9:15
At about 8:08 on the video.

Oilpan4
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Re: EVs shore up the grid

Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:29 am

I have been watching this for years and the technology does exist. The power companies and auto manufacturers have consistently had just about 0 interest in working with each other to actually grid connect electric vehicles with bidirectional chargers controlled by the power companies.
Eventually when electric vehicles are a major load for the power grid they will have to work together, it is inevitable. But until then both seem determined to put it off for as long as possible.

DougWantsALeaf
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Re: EVs shore up the grid

Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:42 am

Neat article, and wish they had pilot programs here.

I have been in contact with that quasar company and the wall box for the US isn't coming until next year.
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