California Bill Seeks to Use Electric Vehicles as Backup Storage to ‘Stabilize the Grid’: Energy Consultant

California Senate Bill 233 would require electric vehicles sold in the state after 2030 to be capable of sending energy stored in their batteries back to the grid. In theory, this would allow the EVs to serve as backup when the grid is under peak load. The bill was introduced by Democratic Senator Nancy Skinner. NTD’s Jack Bradley spoke to energy consultant and author Ronald Stein about the practicalities of the “unconventional” plan.


ntd newsletter icon
Sign up for NTD Daily
What you need to know, summarized in one email.
Stay informed with accurate news you can trust.
By registering for the newsletter, you agree to the Privacy Policy.