The project, led by energy technology firm Kaluza, will trade that flexibility in close to real-time conditions.
The program looks to shift EV charging away from times of high demand, while tapping those EV batteries and an existing network of sonnen battery systems to bolster the grid as required. In addition to helping to balance the local grid, consumers will be able to make money by selling power back onto it from their car or home batteries.
We need smart grids like this to help balance renewable generation from utility sources as well as decentralised generation and storage. Current grid distribution systems were designed for monolithic type generation from 80+ years ago.
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Kaluza is combining V2G with near-real-time trading as it looks to open the U.K.â€˜s largely untapped residential flexibility market.