Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Smart Cars

An interesting read. Instead of, or in addition to, a smart grid, what about smart charging items? In this blog, they talk about smart electric cars. I like the idea, distribute intelligence, collect some data, and then allow the grid to react.

This is a good way of working with supply and demand. Give out the information, let users decide if they want to pay more or less, based on the supply at different times. If we add in wind and solar power, perhaps we might get more charging and other work done during light periods in the US. I would certainly be willing to program my washer, dryer, dishwasher to work this way.

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