Auto Grid – Charge Ahead: VPPs Transform EVs from Grid Challenge to Solution
We know the destination: Electric vehicles (EVs) will overtake fossil-fuel transportation. They’ll charge up with clean, renewable energy. Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) will help to keep power flowing when and where it’s needed most. It’s just getting there that’s hard.
With EV sales projected to exceed 50% of total auto sales by 2030, power providers are facing both a rapid rise in electricity demand and an enormous opportunity to tap flexible, mobile capacity. Harnessing the potential of this most transformative of all distributed energy resources requires both AI-powered solutions and innovative programs. Today’s power providers are seeking EV charging insights, demand forecasting, the ability to shape load and manage demand peaks, and a seamless customer experience.
At the front lines, one of California’s largest community choice aggregators, the Clean Power Alliance (CPA), is also trying to spur charging infrastructure investments and broader, equitable access to EVs and EVSEs for consumers of all incomes. Join CPA’s Electrification Program Manager Xico Manarolla; AutoGrid’s E-Mobility Business Lead Mimi Gupta; and industry veteran Peter Asmus for a high-energy conversation on integrating EVs into VPPs for a more resilient, cost-effective, and sustainable grid.