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What is a virtual power plant? An energy expert explains

Daniel Cohan, Rice University After nearly two decades of stagnation, U.S. electricity demand is surging, driven by growing numbers of electric cars, data centers and...

Minimizing electric vehicles’ impact on the grid

Careful planning of charging station placement could lessen or eliminate the need for new power plants, a new study shows. MIT - Massachusetts Institute of...

Households with One Electric Vehicle Could Consume 37% More Daily Energy

Governments are setting aggressive goals to ban sales of Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles, and there has been a growing commitment by carmakers to...

Power crunch: How NIO’s swap stations help reduce grid peak load

This summer, a total of 108 NIO battery swap stations participated in peak load reduction initiatives in their cities. The power supply gap caused by...

Duke Energy and Ford plan to use F-150 Lightning to help power the grid

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) and Ford Motor Company are leading the charge to expand vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging using the new F-150 Lightning electric truck's...

EY report: a resilient grid supported by digital solutions will underpin a successful transition to eMobility

Adoption of eMobility is not just an economic or environmental phenomenon, but a psychological one that hinges on widespread customer acceptance. The current pace...

Energy storage technology is accelerating – but grids aren’t ready for the transition

Jonathan Radcliffe, University of Birmingham Thanks in part to the pandemic-induced economic slowdown and the collapse of coal and triumph of wind power over the...

Climate explained: could electric car batteries feed power back into the grid?

Alan Brent, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media...

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