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This is here and now. Utility companies are starting to pay people to buy electric cars . Well , it turns out , demand for electricity has been falling due to better efficiency and renewable energy so utility companies hope to see more electric vehicles on the road for their own benefit . Joining us now is Michael Corinna reporter with courts . Michael , thanks for joining us . Thank you . And and give us the background . First of all , how much has electricity demand been falling .
Well , it’s , it’s been flat for almost a decade. And we’re starting to see in certain places , double digit decreases . So I think in the Tennessee Valley Authority in the southeast . They’re expecting a 13% drop in the next 10 years .
13% and the electric companies are saying maybe we should be spending a little more time focused on electric cars because they’re gonna need us.
Well , a few of them are. You’d be surprised how many have just woken up to this , but yes , there is about 300 utilities that are still in the very early stages , but more than a dozen have actually start implementing plans to encourage ev customers .
How much would more electric vehicles on the road mean to the electric companies.
Well it would basically be everything in terms of increased demand. If they don’t have a large EV sector which would be equivalent to about what the industrial sector of requires today about 700 terabytes , there is no real expectation increased amount . So what are the utility companies doing well right now they’re partnering with the car makers themselves to offer rebates to their customers . So those can end up being thousands and thousands of dollars that’s happening with Pacific Gas and Electric San Diego Gas and Electric New Jersey’s PSE G . They’re also offering incentives for charging so they’re working with customers and workplaces instead of charging infrastructure in their homes and businesses .
And outside of them setting up charging infrastructure who else puts up electric vehicle charging stations.
Well , there’s actually a whole bunch of new companies that have sprung up charge point is one of them. VW has gotten into this as well , they’re basically to build and tussle of course to build out their infrastructure . Both had something called Super Chargers which is equivalent to what you might pick of a gas station 2 smaller distributed public charging stations .
So right now only about one percent of the car market in the United States is electric vehicles , obviously some of these utilities are trying to get ahead of this situation. But is it possible that they’ll end up falling behind if the predictions are right and a huge percentage of people have electric cars in the coming decades .
Yes , that’s very possible. And and that would actually be quite an expensive mistake on their part . If they’re not prepared for new EVs to come onto their grid they can actually see a lot of damage or at least Laura lifetimes for their equipment , and a lot of late investments in trying to upgrade the grid in real time they will also have to deal with peaks . So they have plenty of capacity to take all the EVs on if they need to , but not if they plug them in at the same time . And so there has to be a subversives was called manage charging system for the grid tooth to handle all the new load .
What about tax incentives. It sounds like the utility industry is behind a boost in tax incentives right now there’s a $7500 federal tax credit for Americans who buy an electric vehicle but that tax credit is set to be phased out .
Yes. So after the first 200,000 EVs by each car maker in the US that credit starts the phase out so Tesla should hit that followed by GM and Nissan , and the next year or 2 and then there’s other carmakers are coming on board . But there has been an effort by Senator Merkley of Oregon , as well as others in Congress to have this included in the latest government spending bill but I was just speaking with Hill staffers and it seems like it was left out . So the most likely scenario is that in the fall this easy credit along with other tax incentives are extended . If it is at all .
Is there a thought that without these tax credits , the demand for EVs will go down significantly.
So right now , the price sensitivity for EVs is actually quite high. So yes , it’s more than likely that if these tax systems were disappear , we would see far less growth and we have so far right now EV carmakers are selling about 14,000 EVs per month US which in the scheme of things is quite small .
Aside from this , what are the utility companies looking for for revenue. Is there anything else .
That’s a great question. So you know we’re going to have to start thinking of the utility as sort of the main source of electricity and think of it more as a reliability network , what does that mean reliability . Well if you’re let’s say getting a lot of energy from a small battery in your home as well as renewable energy , power , solar panels on your roof but you will need power sometimes coming from the grid and you need to move that around the state or even around the region to second backup as a backup . That’s right . And you also need to manage the peaks and loads . So if you’re having a cloudy day with high winds , or low winds . You need to be able to move electricity around the country around the region to prepare for that . That’s what the utilities should be paid for as much as providing a base load electricity .
But if I am customer and I right now need electricity from the utility company 100% of the time , but in the future. I’ll only need them 20% of the time . That’s a lot less money for them .
That’s right. And what they’re seen as Revenue starting to go down and costing the same are increasing . So the business miles when flipped upside down and there hasn’t really been something to replace it .
That’s. Michael Coren , who is a reporter with courts , Michael , thank you . Thank you . And here now is a production of NPR and WBUR in association with the BBC World Service I am Jeremy Hobson and I’m Lisa Mullins this is here now .
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