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The city of Utrecht is aiming to become the first in the world to create an ecosystem for bidirectional charging. Quick primer: vehicle-to-grid systems allow cars to function as storage units and load balancers for renewable energy sources like wind and solar. By charging at night when demand is low, and sending power back to the grid when demand is high, electric vehicles act as buffers that balance electricity demand. They're also able to store excess energy produced on days that are super sunny or extra windy, compensating for solar and wind power's natural fluctuations.