In another series of efforts to foster a new, sustainable energy future and further the state\’s leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) 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 electric vehicles 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.
In 2012, California Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order setting a target of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on California roads by 2025. To realize this goal, the Governor\’s Interagency Working Group on Zero-Emission Vehicles published a ZEV Action Plan. The Plan assigned the ISO to lead the coordinated roadmap effort in collaboration with the California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission, the California Air Resources Board, the Governor\’s office and industry stakeholders. The roadmap identifies actions that will advance the state\’s ZEV goals.
\”Vehicle electrification promises to not only help fight climate change, it presents an opportunity to provide grid services that complement other energy sources to meet the reliability needs of the grid,\” said ISO President and CEO Steve Berberich.