Week in Smart Metering

There is a classic 'cart before the horse' situation unfolding in California, writes Rose Bundock, metering.com's digital editor.
Published: Thu 28 Jan 2016

Thousands of people are buying electric vehicles (in fact the state has the most clean-powered vehicles in the US), but there aren't enough charging stations to satisfy the demand.

There are reports of bad charging station etiquette including unplugging each others' cars and swearing matches.

California utilities are certainly responding - with two launching pilot charging station schemes just early this year - but the slower mechanics of energy suppliers having to seek regulatory approval can't match the speed of the consumer market. A lesson that other US states with similar zero emission vehicle ambitions would do well to heed.

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