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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Engineer Michael Kintner-Meyer assesses installation of a Smart Charger Controller device into a Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) provided by Energy Northwest. The Controller tells the car's battery when to start and stop re-charging based upon existing stress in the electric grid.

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Document Title: Smart Charger Installation
Category: Energy Production and Conservation
Media Type: Photos
Date of Image/Photo: March, 2009
Background: Engineer Michael Kintner-Meyer (front) and his team at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: Nathan Tenney, scientist; Frank Tuffner, engineer; Vilayanur Viswanathan, engineer; Richard Pratt, engineer) developed the Smart Charger Controller to manage peak demands in the electric grid once a mass of electric vehicles hit the road. The Controller tells an electric vehicle's battery when to start and stop re-charging based upon existing stress in the grid.
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