EDF Energy, one of the largest electricity suppliers to UK businesses, and Nuvve Corporation announced that they intend to work together to install 1,500 Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) electric charging stations across the United Kingdom.
As a result of their new partnership, Nuvve Corporation will offer their V2G vehicle chargers to all of EDF Energy’s business customers that use electric cars. The electric charging stations will be used at EDF Energy’s own site and will provide up to 15 megawatts of added energy storage capacity for the grid.
EDF Energy estimates that the 1,500 V2G electric charging stations could provide enough energy storage to power the equivalent of 4,400 homes.
Beatrice Bigois, Managing Director of Customers at EDF Energy, stated in the company’s most recent press release:
“With 55 percent of new vehicles coming on to the road through businesses3, they will play a key role in the transition to electric transport. Through this partnership with Nuvve, we are investing in smart technologies that will help our business customers electrify their fleets in a cost effective way and support the UK’s ambition for clean growth.”
Gregory Poilasne, Co-Founder and CEO of Nuvve, said:
“Nuvve is proud to be working with EDF Energy to commercialize our V2G charging technology in the UK. The UK is ahead of the game when it comes to integrating wind and solar on the electric grid and V2G is the perfect way to supplement these efforts.”
Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth Claire Perry added:
“Thanks to government investment, we are a world leader in vehicle-to-grid technology which can help balance our energy needs and bring about a smarter, more flexible energy system as part of our modern Industrial Strategy.
“These 1,500 electric chargers will provide much needed green infrastructure for businesses as they seize the opportunities of the electric vehicle revolution, reducing running costs, improving air quality and unlocking the capability to store energy which can be transmitted back into the grid when it’s needed most.”
The V2G smart charging technology allows for a two-way flow of electricity between an electric vehicle and the charger, which enables vehicles to send any unused electricity back to the charger itself. Customers can choose to either use the energy themselves, send it back to the grid, or to participate in energy markets, providing savings on energy costs and generating additional revenues.
Source: Business Wire