If the legislature wants to reduce the power grid burden they should ban electric cars. As usual, government only creates problems. Crypto is such a small portion of electric usage. I agree though companies that are investing in those useless crypto mines should be on something like solar, but I don't believe in forcing them through laws.
This is true. Its not a pleasant truth, but the reality is, we are looking at power grid issues in Netherlands right now.
We have some of the highest worldwide densities of both car charging points and locally generated (solar) power from rooftops. Our main issue right now, is that demand and production are not aligned and CANNOT be aligned, which means distribution of energy becomes a problem. To keep the net stable (50hz), what you see now, (if you have a dynamic pricing system behind your solar installation) is that you can actually MAKE money from USING power during peak day time on sunny days. You read that right. It works that way because the net needs to offload excess power somehow.
You can fix this, but it requires a major change in how energy gets distributed, charged, used, and possibly even stored. We're actively looking into salt water batteries and other low-efficiency, but high capacity storage mediums. They're soon going to be economically viable, too.
Shit changes. Legislature though isn't the way to keep doing what you always did - that's just a measure to keep old boys happy and foot the bill to future generations. Change is the only way, you either bend along, or you will eventually break. It works that way wrt fossil fuels, climate, overall lifestyle, politics etc.
But here's another way to use those electric cars. And it's going to happen
20 September, 2018: A pilot project to test the ability of electric vehicles organized into a virtual power plant to deliver secondary control reserve (aFRR — automatic frequency restoration reserve) in the Netherlands was announced on September 10 by virtual power plant operator Next...
Why not GPU's or women personal pleasure devices or electric shaving machines or toasters, just eat your damn bread raw like a man
Jest aside... 54~100kW worth of battery versus a triple A battery, gosh I wonder why.