The Good, Bad and Ugly of Vehicle-to-Grid Services

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All eyes are on Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) as it tests the ability of EVs to help power homes during outages and provide demand response. Will vehicle-to-grid live up to its big promise? Industry insiders are both optimistic and cautious. “The biggest challenge to using EVs to flow power back to the grid is that doing so would … [Read more...]

Growing Microgrid Markets? An Energy Attorney’s View

Growing Microgrid Markets

Where and why are microgrid markets growing? Chad Marriott, an associate with Stoel Rives, Portland, who is an active member of the company's energy development team, says he's seeing interest first of all from industries with critical loads -- hospitals, for example. In addition, in the Pacific Northwest, certain types of energy-intensive … [Read more...]