by Craig Allen and Marcus Mannheim, ABC News Australia
- The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government is providing 50 Nissan Leaf vehicles in efforts to see if the fleet can help maintain the electricity grid through blackouts
- The Leafs have a two-way battery, meaning they can both be charged from the grid and provide power to the grid
- This resilience effort comes after massive brushfires knocked out powerlines, causing blackouts
- Australia’s main source of energy is black coal, while renewable energies like solar, hydro, and wind slowly come on to the grid
- Todd Eagles, executive director of utility company ActewAGL, says electric vehicles are going to very important to Australia’s energy future.