Seattle Site of Vehicle-to-Grid, Plug-in Hybrid Workshop
Recharging vehicle batteries won't constitute a big load on the system because demand will tend to occur at night when generating systems have unused capacity.
You wouldn't think hybrid-power cars would need incentives to encourage consumers to buy them, nor might you think Seattle City Light would be looking for ways to increase demand for electricity.
But the municipal utility is co-sponsoring a two-day seminar next week on whether it ought to offer incentives for purchases of gasoline-electric vehicles, and whether encouraging such purchases would help City Light.
One of the speakers scheduled for the event is Roger Duncan, deputy general manager of Austin Energy, the municipal electric utility that serves the Texas capital.
Spc. Jeffrey Hamme and Staff Sgt. Michelangelo Merksamer of HHC, 1/506th Infantry, point out features of the Hybrid Electric Humvee at the AUSA Annual Meeting earlier this month. The two Soldiers participated in a Military Utility Assessment of the prototype vehicle last month at Fort Campbell, Ky.
Ford's 'Hybrid Patrol,' a 10-city initiative this fall that aims to show hybrid drivers how to drive for best fuel economy. EV World photo of Bill and Lisa Hammond on way to first Ford Patrol event in Detroit during stop-over in Omaha.