CA Pilot Project to Generate Electricity from Roads. Will Toll Road Operators Become Electricity Sellers?

KCRA-TV News reports on a pilot launched by the California Energy Commission to test “piezoelectric technology” which involves “harnessing the power of millions of cars as they simply drive on the freeway using a sensor smaller than a quarter.” Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Glendale, who introduced the concept to the state, tells the station, “The toll roads could sell the power to houses along the toll roads. Caltrans could lease the freeways to power-generating utilities.”