News Digest Item
18 Jun 2018

Electric vehicles could stabilise power grid

Zeit Online

As renewable energy facilities supply a growing share of Germany’s electricity, the power grid is struggling to cope with their fluctuating output, Peter Ilg writes for Zeit Online. On very sunny or windy days, too much electricity surges into the network, meaning wind turbines have to be disconnected to stabilise the grid. Electric vehicles could instead store the excess electricity, according to German power grid operators. “Electric vehicles provide flexibility to the energy system because they allow renewable energies to better organise themselves,” Thomas Raffeiner, CEO of energy storage company The Mobility House, said.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the factsheet Germany’s electricity grid stable amid energy transition.

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