Vehicle to Grid (V2G) is a concept originally developed in Japan to provide people with electricity from their electric car during a power outage.
ENGIE Services, Alliander, Amsterdam Smart City, Hogeschool van Amsterdam and Mitsubishi Motors joined forces to investigate whether or not this clean energy storing solution could be interesting for us as well. During a real-life pilot, the V2G technology was tested and several business cases were explored in regards to the revenue model.
This pilot aims to increase the implementation of electric vehicles and the use of solar panels which supports in treating and using our environment optimally. It also helps households become more self-sufficient.
The supply of solar power is growing rapidly! Great news, since our daily energy consumption is increasing as well. However, we could benefit from this growing supply even more if we were able to store the generated electricity in times of overproduction. Electric vehicles offer great storage potential. Residents can produce and store their own energy and use it when and how they need it.