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Old 08-27-2018, 12:46 PM   #2576 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
Forget about electric cars. Air conditioners are the major load during the day in the summer.
Then heating late at night during the winter.

Electric cars won't be the problem for a long time since only about 1.5 out of 1,000 cars on the road are electric, in the US.
Every house has air conditioning.
Electric cars could be a big help to the grid. Since all cars sit parked about 90% of the time on average, if even a small fraction of them were plugged in while parked - they could be used a vast storage system, that could buffer the grid demands.
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