Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology allows electric vehicles to charge and discharge electricity to and from the grid. V2G can improve the power system’s resiliency and reliability and make customers money. Studies have been conducted to understand how V2G service can be implemented, but more are necessary before it becomes widely available.
Vice President Lisa Cagnolatti of Southern California Edison confirmed that electric vehicle batteries are “capable of two-way electricity flow into and out of the power grid. That allows them to go from simply consuming energy to potentially becoming a fully functioning component of the smart grid.”
Recently, Lisa was featured in Forbes magazine. For the entire article.