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FYI: National Grid in Massachusetts is offering EV owners $50 upfront and $20 per year for the ability to pause EV charging for a few hours on hot summer days to reduce pollution from peaker power plants. Sounds like a win-win to me!

You can go here to sign up: ConnectedSolutions EV

There are more details on this page: EV and PHEV Program
 

North75

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So Is this controlling your home charger? Or are they somehow communication directly with the car to tell it to stop charging? I don't see anything about requiring a connected charger, so I'm assuming the latter? Do you have to give National Grid your Tesla account info? (don't like the sound of that) or do they do it directly through Tesla somehow?
 
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North75

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I read the faq on the website and it says "Communication with your vehicle will be done through its onboard telematics system, which uses a cellular signal. So, you don’t need to connect to Wi-Fi."
So I guess it tells the car to stop charging. I wonder how they are gaining access if you didn't have to give them any car specific info.
 
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