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Renewable Energy

CEA advocates for EVs as energy storage in national grid support

Dishant Rathee

Notable because

As per the RPO trajectory, renewable energy (RE) share needs to reach 43.33% by 2030, dominated by variable RE. The usage of EVs as energy storage is a timely discussion in this context. The vehicle-to-grid (V2G) system could mitigate the high balancing costs of intermittent RE. The recent introduction of solar time-of-day (ToD) tariffs could also nudge consumers to charge during off-peak hours and supply to the grid through V2G during peak hours.

What to look out for in the months ahead

Considering it is a novel technology, how can infrastructure be tailored to meet the technical requirements of V2G? 

Given the recent push for E-buses, will they emerge as the centrepiece for this proposal?