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Integrating Vehicles and the Electricity Grid to Store and Use Renewable Energy

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David Hodas
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This report explores energy laws that broadly shift private incentives towards efficient use of renewable energy using of "game-changing" technology such as vehicle-to-grid (V2G) motor vehicles. V2G vehicles integrate separate energy conversion systems: the electricity grid and light vehicle transportation fleet by storing electricity from the grid when it is not needed and returning it to the grid when it is needed. The grid could use power stored in idle V2G batteries when required, yet each vehicle would be tapped only within the constraints of its drivers' specific schedule and driving needs.