California Grid Operators Group Releases EV Integration Blueprint

December 31, 2013

The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) on December 27 released a blueprint for integrating electric vehicles (EVs) into the grid. The Vehicle-Grid Integration Roadmap: Enabling Vehicle-based Grid Services outlines three inter-dependent tracks to assess how consumer use of EVs could benefit electric reliability, and to determine policies and technologies necessary to elicit that value through appropriate market signals for a more reliable, sustainable electric grid. Coordinating EV charging with grid conditions and providing a mechanism for aggregation of EVs to respond to the ISO’s signals will maximize the benefits to be gained from EV use. The VGI Roadmap also explores the potential for VGI services to be included in clean technology development such as demand response, energy storage and energy efficiency. See the ISO press releasePDF.