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A little look into the future

  • 09-12-2021 8:22pm
    Registered Users Posts: 63,615 ✭✭✭✭

    This is working today. How just a small number of EV cars (just 10% of the total) can stabilise the grid using V2G through the common AC charge point every EV is equipped with.

    Of course every country will need to implement this at a very large scale with renewable electricity providing more than 100% of the country's total electricity consumption. But you get the picture.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,051 ✭✭✭silver_sky

    Imagine the possibilities. I see in other countries utilities are starting to bill based on kW and not just kWh. Being able to shave off the peaks for your home/office/building by utilising bidirectional charging could be a thing. It could also be used for the likes of park and ride facilities. Plug in your car before your commute and power the luas/dart/train. 🤣

    I would say it definitely needs to be explored here but realistically the only way it would get anywhere is with a private company. If ESB had any hand in it then you could be guaranteed it'd be a mess.

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,433 ✭✭✭✭ELM327

    We already bill for kW.

    If you're a commercial customer (especially anything above LVMD) you'll know the significance of the peak demand charges.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,051 ✭✭✭silver_sky

    I meant to clarify the above was related to residential. I know it's already a thing for commercial consumers.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,464 ✭✭✭celtic_oz

    surely something like this would be ideal for the long term car park in Dublin airport, would help run the entire airport building