The place where we are all going - post carbon society - implies that we have to be prepared to manage smart grid applications on our local community level or even at the level of households, when our energy generating (Solar, Wind), energy storage (Electric Cars) and main grid are all integrated in one smart system. Electric Cars will provide new opportunities for Vehicle to Grid systems and Lithium based storage systems become now part of new smart grid solutions. World is moving forward and this business will become not only the very important part of the successful Electric Cars roll out program, but the business opportunity itself.
"Electric Cars are coming on our streets and utility companies are getting ready to charge our future. All naysayers will be proven wrong in the end - we could only dream about the numbers of Electric Cars to be on the streets when they will put sizable constrain on the existing grid! This time will come and it will be matter of technological progress and investment into the smart grid to accommodate the new demand for electricity and flexible grid management.
It is a manageable task and presents an investment opportunity on its own. Who are the big players here - corporate "cream de la cream": GE, Google, Siemens, SAP, ABB and utilities companies world-wide amongst others. We are confident that they will manage to make electricity available for our Electric Cars in time.
Electricity could be produced from the number of sources, some of them could be renewable and their share will increase dramatically in the years to come - Oil comes from depleting source and can not sustain our Energy diet any more."