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SDG&E Treats EVs as ‘Assets’ to the Grid

February 24, 2015 in EVs, Infrastructure, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Energy Storage Systems and EV Fleets Managed Together
To Relieve Grid Pressure and Optimize Times for Charging

San Diego Gas & Electric is in its “fifth-generation” of electric vehicle grid integration, with three company and two customer fleets of electric vehicle participating in the latest pilot initiative. Because the EV operators agree to charge at the best time for the grid and the wholesale markets for electricity, the EVs are seen as assets rather than loads on the system. Further, the fleet operators are able to charge their EVs when electricity costs are lowest.

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