A congressional committee is in Vancouver today taking testimony on the Columbia River Crossing and other transportation infrastructure projects. Anti-tolling activists, a new counter-group, BuildThatBridge.info and Cascade Bicycle Club are all expected to attend.The session is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m., with the first hour devoted to testimony from invited speakers, including Washington Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond and anti-toll crusader David Madore. The second hour will be open to public comment.The Columbian will post live updates here throughout the hearing. 11:05 a.m.: A couple dozen people are lined up to speak to members of the committee. Some are giving written comments to Herrera Beutler and DeFazio. Others just offered their thanks for holding the hearing in Vancouver.11 a.m.: The hearing is adjourned. 10:55 a.m.: Chairman Mica ended public comment. Five people had a chance to speak. He also recognized officials in the audience. They included: Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt, County Commissioners Steve Stuart and Tom Mielke, Ridgefield Mayor Ron Onslow, Washougal Councilman Paul Greenlee, Spokane County Commissioner (and Tom Mielke’s nephew) Todd Mielke and Ralph Munro, former Washington Secretary of State.10:53 a.m.: County Commissioner Tom Mielke’s number was drawn. Mielke said “I’m not against a new bridge, I’m against the bridge we’re proposing.”He continued: “I’d like to see a third bridge and a fourth bridge but not one where the corridor is already full.”10:45 a.m.: Mica is allowing audience members to speak. Each speaker will have 1 to 2 minutes. Herrera Beutler will draw tickets for speakers.
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Source: Electric Vehicle News Nuvve Announces Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Pilot Programs Nissan LEAF Powers Up Automaker’s U.S. Headquarters CCS will offer all the bi-directional charging featuresCharIN e.V. has released the roadmap for grid integration (V2H, V2G) of charging systems based on the Combined Charging System (CCS).Initially, the organization was busy with the popularization of CCS around the world and increasing the power output, which is now set at 350 kW (or even more). The standard will also include grid integration features, but the timeframe is some 7 years from now before it will be ready, on par with CHAdeMO.There are five levels of grid integration specified:Today: Grid-compliant ChargingTill 2020: Level 1 – V1G Controlled ChargingTill 2020: Level 2 – V1G/H Cooperative ChargingTill 2025: Level 3 – V2H Bidirectional ChargingAround 2025: Level 4 – V2G Aggregated (bidirectional) charging Honda Launches Wireless V2G With WiTricity V2G news Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on January 23, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News “The CharIN e.V. recently published new position papers to illustrate their position towards grid integration and bidirectional charging, providing an outlook for future developments. The Combined Charging System (CCS) supports vehicle to grid communication (V2G) which enables power transfer from the electric car to the home or the grid.The CharIN focus group Grid Integration defined the most urgent steps to-wards vehicle to gird (V2G) functionality based on ISO/IEC 15118. For 2019 real showcases with reverse power transfer (DC) to the EVSE are planned.The CharIN e.V. published position papers defining the roadmap for V2G functionalities of CCS. What was a vision, now becomes a clear objective with defined tasks and a clear timeline. Customers will benefit from controlled charging and functions like Plug and Charge.The members of CharIN will make the stepwise implementation happen and are looking forward to a prosperous future of bidirectional charging with its appealing business cases.”