11/27/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Your Prius Could Be Part Of The Energy Grid In Colorado

Enthusiasts have been waiting a long time to see movement on this front. Vehicle to grid for those who are not familiar with its term, is an idea of allowing the grid to pull power from a plug-in vehicles battery peak periods of high energy draw, such as during the mid day.

These energy companies will then pay the owners of these vehicles for the usage of the energy stored in their batteries. There will be an automated system that monitors the energy draw, making sure that the vehicle retains a certain amount of energy for the owner to make it back home once they unplug and leave the station.

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