As a military general would look at a map and find the situation and plot strategy, collectivists look at the Flow of Funds to find opportunities to shift huge portions of the economy from one side to the other.
There is a mechanism that the shareholders of the privately owned Federal Reserve are able to make money out of nothing, and then charge interest to the taxpayers. The entire national debt was made from thin air, though the interest on that debt needs to be paid from income taxes. Whenever the Congress is short of money it turns to the Federal Reserve and use the following steps whereby government debt is funded.
During the Great Depression, thousands of cities issued local scrip. Now many states like California face a terrible budget deficit. One proposal is to issue IOUs to their State workers. The IOUs or scrip are not forced on vendors but they are used as money for any State tax or service. This is enough to provide a market for the scrip. The IOUs are redeemable at some time in the future though with some added interest attached.
People within a P2P network create connections with others forming a group of two or more. Applications are endless. Group systems set up where people opt into a virtual network of energy users and savers that use a series of business rules to swap or trade energy back and forth.
Power Currency is designed to work within the existing financial and energy systems. There are unlimited revenue and pricing models. Secure, trusted tools manage the relationships between consumers, suppliers, and service providers. All kinds of plans can be put together. Transactions tie in with the energy management systems.
Vehicle-to-grid(V2G) allows a vehicle to sell power to the grid when it is parked and not in use. When the car batteries need to charge, the flow is reversed and electricity draws from the electrical power grid to charge the battery.
There are about 250 million cars and trucks in the USA. Even abandoned car engines can be used. Most cars are somewhere between 150 and 300 horsepower and heavy duty trucks over 400 HP. For our purposes, we take 200 horsepower as the number. Let’s compare the largest power plant in the USA and see how it matches to cars.