Here in Colorado Xcel has a slightly better solar program... .except
for repeatedly shutting it down under questionable legal premises, and
fighting against solar at any point they can behind the scenes, while
trumeting how great they are in public. Last year they proposed
charging everyone with a solar system a $50/month minimum charge to
account for their impact on the grid. Never mind that they buy the
during peak hours, and we buy their power during off-peak
hours at night... If they do the same sort of pricing for V2G as
for solar, pretending the power is always the same value at any point
during the day, rather than being quite different in price to supply
at some times than other times... then I would not want to be a part
of it. If they are willing to pay the going rate for peak power when
they want to draw from my battery, then I pay them the lower rate for
recharging it later than night... sure. But given their history of
actively fighting against anything remotely past 1960's technology,
it'll probably be a while.
[quote] Lee Hart <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 10/29/2011 4:53 PM, David Dymaxion wrote:
>> You gave me a great idea. Your smart vehicle could also do a power
>> auction. You might work in a busy downtown that needs power badly
>> midday -- you could set your price to only sell power at a higher
>> rate than what you paid to charge.
> Except that almost everywhere, the utility has been granted a monopoly
> on selling power. (They demanded it way back when the grid was being
> installed, to prevent "ruinous competition".) It is illegal to sell
> power in competition with them (even if they don't have any to sell).
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