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Electric cars to keep the power grid up in an outage? It’s possible.

In an Australian-first trial, researchers at Australian National University are testing whether electric vehicles could be used to ‘prop up’ the power grid during an outage – and owners could be paid up to a $1000 for it.

Bjorn Sturmberg is the Research Leader in the Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program at ANU and thinks it could be a great solution to our changing power needs.

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