For the success of the energy transition, more flexibility in the electricity system is of crucial importance. But with the citizens of the Federal Republic it obviously lacks the readiness to use the new possibilities also. Only one in three (37 percent) can imagine integrating an electric car into the power supply system in such a way that controlled charging and the battery help to stabilize the power grid.
Just over one in two (56 percent) would like to source electricity directly from an association of operators of smaller solar power plants. After all, two-thirds (66 percent) of respondents would automatically control appliances such as electric heaters or refrigerators to stabilize the power grid and conserve resources. This is the result of a survey commissioned by digital association Bitkom.
"Electricity will not simply come out of the socket in the future: consumers are no longer just customers, they are also an important part of the energy system." Thanks to digitization, this rethinking does not mean comfort loss, "says Robert Spanheimer, energy expert at Bitkom. By adapting power consumption flexibly, they could make an important contribution to reconciling supply and demand, thus ensuring network stability, the expert said.
The article "When electric cars stabilize the power grid" was added on 18.03.2019 in the Environment category by Ralf Loweg with the keywords Electric car, electricity storage, energy, consumers, survey, environment, released.