With fuel prices for passenger vehicles on the rise, and with petroleum-based fuels and corn-based ethanol carrying a substantial carbon burden, plug-in electric vehicles -- powered by clean energy -- hold great promise for reducing oil consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.

Truly emissions-free plug-in power for transportation is currently not an option for the vast majority of consumers, but developments in the way that variable wind and solar energy sources can be integrated into the power grid could potentially change this. Further, today's battery technology is improving substantially and can now store adequate power for most users' transportation needs.

In this presentation, Kiviluoma will address the questions: How can plug-in electric vehicles be integrated into the power grid? And in the event of a massive increase in the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles, how will the subsequent increase in electricity demand affect the power system from infrastructural and environmental perspectives?

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come-first served basis.