“The Train Crash Scenario”: California EV Mandates Will Further Stress An Already Exhausted Electric Grid – Sept. 27, 2022

So apparently the idea of EVs providing a problem-free and pollution-free utopia where everybody lives in total harmony and there are no problems isn’t quite the reality of the situation.

The reality in California, as the Wall Street Journal wrote about this week, is actually that EV charging is putting stress onto an aging grid and forcing the state to think about ways to generate more power. 

The state’s plan to end gas powered vehicles by 2035 means that power needs in the state are going to increase. Meanwhile, as California’s grid has already been stressed this year, the state has been asking citizens to be mindful of when they charge their EVs – and even when they use their major appliances.

Which, of course, begs the question: how the hell is the state going to go all electric within 12 years?

First, it’ll need buy-in from its citizens over charging habits. Dan Bowermaster, senior program manager for electric transportation at EPRI, a nonprofit research group, told WSJ: “Are people going to top off every night? Are people going to wait every few days and then charge up all at once? There are a lot of questions about customer behavior.”

Utilities and auto makers are already trying to offer incentives for owners to charge at certain times and using favorable methods, the report says.

The state is expected to have 5.4 million passenger EVs and 193,000 medium and heavy duty EVs by 2030, the state’s energy commission estimates. This charging will amount to 5% of the electric load at peak hours, compared to about 1% now. 

Despite this, Liane Randolph, chair of the California Air Resources Board, is optimistic. She told the WSJ: “The reality is the grid is only stressed in a limited period, a few hours in the early evening on certain types of days. Most of the time it’s fine.” 

Oh, okay. Problem solved.

Well not quite. A study out of Stanford released last week showed that the grid could face problems late at night when cars are charged at home. Siobhan Powell, the study’s lead author, commented: “If everyone were doing that, it would cause really big problems.”

At home charging draws about the same power as using 2.5 air conditioners, the report says. 

John Moura, director of reliability assessment and performance analysis at the North American Electric Reliability Corp., added: “There’s some energy challenges in how we’re bringing on new resources to meet this new growth of electricity demand.” 

“The disaster kind of comes from the rally cries from the public that utilities aren’t connecting their EVs fast enough. And now that bumps up against EV mandates. That’s the train-crash scenario.”

One thought on ““The Train Crash Scenario”: California EV Mandates Will Further Stress An Already Exhausted Electric Grid – Sept. 27, 2022

  1. MY PERSONAL RESPONSE TO PEOPLE LIKE THE ONE TAT POSTED THIS ARTICLE, IS THAT WE ALL SHOULD “”IGNORE”” SHUCH STUPID COSERNS, SPECIALY WHEN IT COMES FROM PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN ALL NORTH EASTERN STAYES AN WESTER STATES KIKE CALIFORNIA AND OREGON, THOSE PEOPLE THAT HAVE PERMITED THEIR OWN STATE GOVERNMENTS TO DESTROY THEIR ECONOMIES, BY CHOSING NOTHING MORE THAN SOCIALIST/CONNUNIST/FASCIST JEWS TO DESTROY THEIR OWN ONCE GREAT STATES ECONOMIES, ASTHEIR NATIVE CITIZENS PERMITED THE INVASION AND INFILTRATION OF NORTH EASTERN JEWS TO IMIGRATE INTO THEIR STATES AND THEN INFILTRATE THEIR STATE GVERNMENTS POSITIONS OF KEY POWER TO DESMANTAL THEIR NATURAL RESOURCESS.

    BECAUSE JEWS WILL TELL YOU RIGHT ON YOUR FACE THAT THEY ARE “”THE DESTROYERS””

    CALIFORNIA WAS AMONGST NATIONS OF THE WORLD THE 8TH GREATEST ECONOMY, BECAUSE IT WAS THE BREAD BASKET OF THE WORLD, UNTILL THE JEWS BY WAY OF HOLYWOOD JEW POWER OF STOLEN WEALTH FROM CHRISTIAN CREATORS OF WEALTH WHERE ROBED MAKEING IT EASIER FOR JEWS TO CONTROL THE STATE ECONOMICS, EDUCATION, AND RELIGIOUS SYSTEMS.

    REASON WHY THE ONLY THING THEY HAVE LEFT IN THEIR ARSENAL OF DECEPTIVE POSTING LIES IS “”FEAR””.

    ANERICA WILL NEVER BE A FORCED TO DRVE ELECTRIC TRANSPORTATION FOR THEMSELVES AND FAMILIES, WE WOULD REATHER GO BY CREATING CARS THAT RUN ON WATER REATER THAN ELECTRICITY, AND THAT TECHNOLOGY IS ALREADY USED PRIBETLY, BY GOOD MECHANICS THAT MAKE THE CHANGE TODAY JEWS IN POWER NEVER MENTION THIS TECHNOLOGY BECAUSE FILLING YOUR CAR’S THANK WITH WATER IS CHIPER THAN WIT GASOLINE, DISEL, OR CARGING BATTERIES WITH ELECTRICITY, A MAN BY THE NAME MR. ED JUST MADE A GREAT REASEARCH ON MEMES OF WHAT IDIOTS THAT ARE BUYING ELECTRIC CARS TO SAVE THE PLANET ARE PROVEN TO BE THE DUMBEST IDIOTOTS ON PLANET EARTH, WHEN THEIR ELECTRIC CARS RUN THEIR BATTERIES DOWN ON SIDE OF FREEWAYS AND AWAY FROM REPOWEING STATIONS THSY HAVE TO CALL ON ROAD SERVICE TO COME AND REPOWER THEIR CAR BATTERIES, AND IS DONE BY A GAS POWER BAN PULLING A GENERATOR MILITARY SIZE THAT RUNS ON GASOLINE AND BURNS MORE THAN 20 GALLONS OF GASOLINE PER HOUR TO CHARGE THE ELECTRIC CAR’S BATTERIES WHICH CAN TAKE MORE THAN 2 HOURS TO RECHARGE SUCH TYPE OF TRANSPOTATION ONLY IDIOTS MAKE DECITIONS LIKE THAT

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