Can the grid handle millions of EVs? In Tennessee, distribution systems will be ‘canary in the coal mine’ There are about 18,500 EVs on Tennessee roads today, but the state is aiming for 200,000 by 2028. “We have some work to do,” Alexa Voytek, energy programs administrator at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s … Continue reading Can the grid handle millions of EVs?
Biden invokes Defense Production Act to boost EV, storage battery minerals The Defense Production Act for critical minerals As the FEMA website explains: The Defense Production Act [of 1950] is the primary source of presidential authorities to expedite and expand the supply of materials and services from the US industrial base needed to promote the … Continue reading Defense Production Act to boost EV, storage battery minerals
Top 2022 Emerging Energy Industry Predictions PETALUMA, Calif., March 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A seismic shift is occurring in the energy industry, due in part to climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the actions of a new U.S. Administration. Emerging as the top predictions for 2022 and beyond by senior leaders and customers of energyOrbit, … Continue reading Top 2022 Emerging Energy Industry Predictions
What Will the Impact of Electric Commercial Vehicles Be on the Utility Industry? As demand among consumers for EVs builds, fleet electrification is happening now and more initiatives are being announced all the time. Driven by policy, business factors and environmental concerns, the impact of electrification of commercial vehicles on the grid will need to … Continue reading What Will the Impact of Electric Commercial Vehicles Be on the Utility Industry?
Michigan officials sign off on special electric rates to retain, attract EV industry State officials recently approved special discounted rates for industrial customers of Michigan’s two largest electric utilities, an effort to keep manufacturing here and encourage more economic development. The Michigan Public Service Commission last week approved requests from both DTE Energy and Consumers … Continue reading Michigan officials sign off on special electric rates to retain, attract EV industry
Mexico threatens legal action on US electric vehicle subsidy MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government threatened legal action Thursday over provisions of U.S. President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act that would give subsidies of up to $12,500 for purchases of union-made, American-made electric vehicles. Tatiana Clouthier, Mexico’s secretary of the economy, said the bill … Continue reading #Mexico threatens legal action on US electric vehicle subsidy
Panasonic Unveils a Battery Prototype For Tesla With 5 Times More Energy Storage Tesla is consistently driving innovation in the electric vehicle (EV) market and has pledged to make significant changes and advances in future batteries. Now, with the support of the Japanese tech giant, the new battery will have five times more storage and … Continue reading #Panasonic Unveils a Battery Prototype For Tesla With 5 Times More Energy Storage
Sleepy Electric Utilities Suddenly Face Major Disruption: How To Play It Commercial disruption is happening at an increasing pace. Some industries have learned to live with constant disruption. These include the tech industry, pharma, biotech, and communications. Others formerly unaffected now are increasingly facing it. The financials sector is being disrupted by Fintech. The formerly … Continue reading Sleepy Electric Utilities Suddenly Face Major Disruption: How To Play It
Tesla is closing its first Supercharger station over security concerns Tesla is closing its Supercharger station at its design studio in Los Angeles, its very first Supercharger, reportedly over security concerns. Almost a decade ago, Tesla opened the first Supercharger station, and it happened to be at its own design studio near the Hawthorne airport … Continue reading Tesla is closing its first Supercharger station over security concerns
Can Millions of New Ford F-150 Trucks Become a Clean-Energy Storage Grid? Listen, I think you should be able to get rid of your car if you want to. It should be easy to get everywhere you need to go on fast, frequent, fare-free public transit or by using safe, shaded, separated road designs that … Continue reading Can Millions of New Ford F-150 Trucks Become a Clean-Energy Storage Grid?