The grid system is the most direct way to get power. It’s probably one of the most important developments in our modern lives. The Grid system is very powerful, but will it be able to withstand a fully electric society?
Let’s start with an explanation of how the grid works, the grid is made up of four components; individual generators such as coal, natural gas burning powerplants, hydroelectric dams, nuclear power plants, wind turbines and solar panels. From these individual generators, the energy then goes to the transmission lines and distributed through a system of wires, eventually coming to an end when electricity finally gets to the consumer, allowing you to turn on the lights, watch television, or run your dishwasher.
With the grid system being the main source of how consumers receive electricity, those in the EV charging market and utility companies need to be aware of how the growing popularity of EVs will put a strain on the grid. Local distribution of electricity will vary greatly on whether the grid can handle the increased usage of electricity or will upgrades be necessary?
For EVs the problem will be centered around two things; the amount of electricity needed to keep up with the charging demand and the timing of charging. If these two conditions are not met and improved upon, the future of EVs will be at a standstill.
In my opinion, as long as utility companies and companies like GreenCore are proactive with their upgrades and commination with consumers everything should work out for the best. The grid system is a major part of our history and how we got to the modern society we have today, I am sure that the grid as well as consumers can adapt to some changes for the betterment of our future.