At a press conference on China’s renewable energy development today, Huang Xuenong, director of the power department of the National Energy Administration, said the power system should be made more flexible. It is necessary to accelerate the large-scale development of energy storage, promote the comprehensive digitalization of the power system, and build an efficient and intelligent dispatching and operation system.
Taking electric vehicles as an example, it seems like a power supply task to charge the electric power system, but through the development of technology including the adoption of economic measures, electric vehicles can completely promote the improvement of system capacity.
When the electric car is down, the system charges it; During peak demand, let the electric car discharge our system. One electric car could be a storage device for the electric system, and if there are thousands of electric cars on a large scale, that would be a very beneficial factor for the system.
“So it is very good to accelerate the construction of charging and changing infrastructure to promote the development of new energy vehicles on the one hand and the construction of new power systems on the other,” Huang said.