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To Reduce Grid Stress, Elec Companies Can Remotely Turn Off EV Chargers

Written by Ethan Huff

With electricity availability on the rapid decline due to the conversion of vehicles from gas to electric, many electricity grids are now at risk of collapsing

To mitigate this, some now have the power to switch off people’s home electric vehicle (EV) chargers whenever the system gets too overloaded.

In Australia, the Queensland Electricity Connection Manual (QECM), which provides a framework for the region’s grid operation, states in Section 8 a proposal to have EV charging equipment limited or shut off entirely by operators Ergon Energy and Energex, these being distributed network service providers or DNSPs, for connected with an output of more than 20 amps.

To put this into perspective, a standard domestic single-phase EV charger utilizes 32 amps of energy, meaning chargers with even less amps could be reduced or cut off in an instant should energy providers determine that such an action is needed to protect the grid.

To be fair, the idea of “demand management,” as they are calling it, is unique to Queensland. It is something that is already in place for residential pool cleaning machines, hot water systems, and air conditioning units, all of which are regulated under the so-called “Peaksmart” program.

In essence, high-powered systems that use a lot of electricity are in the full control of energy providers throughout Queensland. Whenever peak demand for energy is too high, these providers will turn off people’s pool cleaners, hot water systems, air conditioning units, and soon to be their EV charging stations as well to keep the grid from collapsing.

“Peaksmart gives households a cash rebate; in return, the operator can turn off air conditioners remotely during peak operating times (summer) to reduce pressure on the energy grid,” reports explain about how the program works.

“The large-scale roll-out of such programs has been earmarked as a potential catalyst to close down coal-fired power stations faster – amid the net zero push – and to, instead, adopt more intermittent renewable energy sources like wind, solar, and battery.”

All of this suggests that grid operators have very little confidence that they can handle the uptake of EVs necessary for Australia to reach its “net zero” goals, which are also the goals of the United States and other Western nations.

“EV take-up could increase peak demand by as much as 60 percent right across the National Electricity Market,” warns Federal Nationals MP Keith Pitt, himself an electrical engineer.

“That would mean you need a 60 percent increase in generating electricity capacity, transmission, and distribution. So that’s every substation, every cable, every supply point, every house – it will cost an absolute fortune.”

Australia’s federal Labor government is aiming to have 3.8 million EVs on the road by the year 2030, this being the year associated with the globalists’ Agenda 2050 framework for their authoritarian new world order. Right now, there are just 83,000 EVs on the road in Australia.

The Aussie government also wants to massively expand the EV charging network. The goal is for 100,000 businesses to get chargers, along with 3.8 million households. They also want to make 1,800 “fast” chargers publicly available throughout the country.

“The initiative comes as part of a wider push towards net zero by 2050 and to reduce emissions by 43 percent by 2030,” reports explain. “Further, the Labor government hopes to have 82 percent of the National Electricity Market powered by renewables.”

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  1. Off topic, but I will be quick. Once all money is digitised, the government will be able to control what you can buy, or what you can’t depending on the situation. Similar to the control power companies have over your power usage.
    .I’m currently still with Contact Energy simply because they allow me to continue to use an analogue power meter. The advantage these meters have over smart meters is 90% of them are inaccurate in favour of the consumer. They also don’t leak electro magnetic radiation into your home. Most homes already have an inordinate amount of electronic smog in their atmosphere.

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  2. Since Trust Power handed over their Customers my hot water started to be noticeably ripple controlled in their “Load Shedding” panic.
    The annoying thing is that seem to not send the message through the LInes to switch on.
    It used to be on One phone call, & the old company would apologize, & send the cue, possibly a number of times to switch on and my Ripple Control righted it self. No real problem.

    Nor do I want to get an electrician/plumber to travel out, at my cost, to perhaps change an element. when that may not prove to be the problem.

    Now the new set up claim they did nothing, & even claim it is not possible, …. yeah right …..
    After much time of putting you on hold, checking with Supervisors & higher ups, then get one to get ring the Lines Company, who are more local.
    Keenly watched as they “fixed” the problem, just a screw driver to flick a tiny switch.
    Then I asked how did it throw that switch to off, as something must have done it on that covered glass box.
    Just assured it was not possible to switch off. ….. yeah right …. as we can see before our very eyes.
    Now it does it much more this winter, & undoubtedly they panic & go into “load shedding” on the sly.

    Power does go through a “Smart meter” on an outside box, then to an inside mains board where the ripple control unit is..
    Now on a frosty morning, I look at that tiny switch, & sure they have triggered to go “off” so I reset it. After-all the seal was broken officially by the Lines Co, & nor resealed.

    In doing that, it now makes me figure & research on just whatever fancy plan they have me in now.
    There should be something like a major discount charge for having that control, as they did, when it was established in the 1980’s.

    The funny part is that it makes one thing of tinkering even more so, like bypassing those smart-meters them selves.
    I would not be surprised that some are setting things up to do just that, as our Society’s expectations have seemed to be irrevocably changed.
    The catch is the Consequences, that is what Cultural Cards you may be able to use in mitigation.

    In the mean time, I have the possibility of setting up a small pelton wheel, that will give me up to 2,000 watts in the through autumn, winter, & spring, & maybe zero in the summer as the water will be needed for else where.
    Even just to have a “base” 2 bar heater which can cope with no harm to fluctuating power. Just to be running in the house, just for a starter would be nice. 🙂
    Then to figure the major costs in setting up to go other uses.
    But keeping things separate from the normal house system, & hopefully keeping it simple.

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    • When we were farming we’d often get power cuts, usually from wind tangling lines but sometimes slips or general outages. The inconvenience drove us to get a 5000kW diesel generator permanently wired into the switchboard. Any outage go outside flick a switch, start the gene & life returned to normal.

      Not so with the house we bought in town on retirement. An LPG boiler powers radiators & hot water & the cooking is on gas too. Except that the boiler & radiator controls need 230V to operate. A large deep cycle 12V battery, an inverter & miles of leads provides a solution of sorts but nothing’s ever simple.

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  3. After a series of power cuts cost my business a lot of downtime, I bought a generator (11kva 3ph about $7k) and wired up a house connection ($3.5k). It runs the house, aworkshop and bore pump. Now I have 8t in, I have only used it for 10 minutes but it provides assurance.
    The$10k pto powered generator for the cowshed has seen a fair amount of use, and I should have got one years before.

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