National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
EVs & Solar Batteries WHEN THE GRID GOES DOWN; V2H, V2G, VPP Virtual Power Plant
Oct 03, 2020

Note: This is an online only event with no physical location.
Day: Saturday, October 3, 2020 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 4:30 - 6:30 pm PT
Audience: United States National
Host: Central Coast Electric Auto Association
Topics: Battery Technology
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2020.

Event Report


Beverly DesChaux, President, EAA Central Coast CA, Host & Introductions

Jon Robello, Secretary & Head of Tech, EAACCC, Co-host & managing tech

Guy Hall, Secretary for National EAA was on hand for tech & moral support on our maiden zoom voyage


Will Beckett, Vice President, Treasurer & Founder of EAACCC; former member of the first EAA group in Palo Alto; on his 7th EV

Michael Mora, Solar Professional & long time EAACCC member

Tom Gage, former CEO, AC Propulsion, developer of the Tzero, the technology precursor that was licensed to the first Tesla, EVGrid Company working with major EV manufacturers on Vehicle to Grid, V2G, technology; currently consulting truck company on bidirectional charging for V2G 

Dr Jose Torre-Bueno, CC Energy, Intervener for CPUC, developing Virtual Power Plant technology using V2G and other storage for local resilience and Integrated Resource Planning

Our purpose was to present what else is possible with EVs, yet another reason to switch to driving electric. Participants were engaged and had lots of good questions. One participant said that although she did not understand a lot of it, it got her back into the mode of learning more to upgrade from her Prius to full electric and asked for a consultation to help her with that. 

We were so pleased to contribute to furthering the transition to clean, renewable energy.

Event Description


We invite you to join the Electric Auto Assn of the CA Central Coast after the events of your day with this advanced presentation at our live online event for the tech interested as well as the tech savvy for the future of EVs.

EVs & Solar Batteries WHEN THE GRID GOES DOWN: V2H, V2G & VIRTUAL POWER PLANT for Local Grid Resilience

A panel will address the integration of EVs with Solar, Batteries & the Grid for home and local grid resilience

-- Live demo of how to power the home with Vehicle 2 Home (V2H) technology using his Chevy Bolt by long time EV expert and advocate Will Beckett

-- Battery storage from rooftop solar to power the home during grid shutdown or after the sun stops shining by professional solar guy Michael Mora 

-- EV and V2G Pioneer Tom Gage will present on what already exists with Vehicle 2 Grid (V2G), the future as a resource for local grid resilience, and the challenges

-- Dr. Jose Bueno-Torres will explain the how and rationale for aggregating EVs and battery storage for a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) to relieve the grid's duck curve and  fossil fueled peaker plants with local, renewable grid resilience

-- Q & A will follow

These presentations represent future steps EV and solar battery owners will take to Kick Gas and be part of the transition to local, national & global resilience with renewable energy!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 71 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 11
Chevrolet Volt 6
Tesla Model 3 6
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 3
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 3
AC Propulsion eBox 1
Audi e-tron 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
EV Conversion 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Hyundai KONA Electric 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Tesla Model X 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
15 Models 39

Registered attendees report 915,922 electric miles driven.

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