Victoria LEAF CLub

Report on BC Powertec Research Lab
By Manfred Wissemann 


As I understand it: Feasibility studies are being undertaken to provide a lower priced tier for late night charging. Further two way flow of energy from and too EV's is also being tested. Data from the USA, especially from California is being used to evaluate similar systems for BC. Data is being gathered from four different L2 charging systems at Powertec to better understand the charging process. 

The cost of the new Surrey station L3: $120,000. Most of the cost was in providing  power lines to the quick charger.

Hydro dams are in fact large storage places of power just like batteries. However, there may be thread to hydro dams as global warming and early massive melting of snow caps will create a rush of water and less long term storage.
A massive amount of EV's will not only create much needed carbon credits, but will also act as a giant
resource to stabilize electric power use. Power could be redirected, in an emergency, to where it is most needing.
Powertec has a Solar installation on one of it's buildings and it seems, solar power will play a part
in BC's future.

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