“While officials say electric vehicles will be a key factor in balancing the grid, it is still premature to be looking at widespread adoption of vehicle-to-grid services. SCE’s proposals do not include demand management or grid services aspects.
Laura Renger, SCE’s principal manager of air and climate policy, said the utility sees electric vehicles as “mobile distributed resources” with the capability of soaking up excess renewable energy or assisting with grid management.
“EVs are incredibly important, and not just because of greenhouse gas emissions,” Renger said. “They are also a beneficial grid resource. … As we move to solar overgeneration, we’ll have a lot of extra capacity on the grid.” ”
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