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Baby you can charge my car!

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.

V2G technology – bi directional charging - enables electric cars to be used as (temporary) batteries, for example to power households. Additionally, by combining multiple batteries, accumulated capacity can become large enough to trade energy on the wholesale markets or to effectively prevent unbalance in the electricity grid.

Next steps
There is a long way ahead before the V2G solution can be used by you or your surroundings. Facility managers and fleet owners will keep their sensors on high alert for developments. Possible V2G developments could be Vehicle to Office. A V2G proposition that could be very interesting for companies and organizations with a large EV fleet. Imagine what large scale that would mean!
Join us during a special Vehicle to Grid event on December 6th where V2G specialists and other stakeholders and professionals will meet to discuss Vehicle to Grid opportunities and developments.
Annelies van der Stoep
Partners involved in this project:
Mitsubishi Motors / Alliander / Hogeschool van Amsterdam / ENGIE Services / Amsterdam Smart City