A website dedicated to vehicle-to-grid (V2G) projects has been launched by distribution network operator UK Power Networks to help foster industry collaboration in the technology.
The V2G Hub website has identified 65 projects in 15 countries across four continents involving thousands of EVs and chargers.
The world’s first global picture of V2G technology has revealed projects ranging from a plan to make Portuguese island Porto Santo completely fossil fuel-free, to a Japanese project delivering 4,000 charge points.
V2G technology enables power to flow to and from an electric vehicle (EV) back into the electricity network, meaning it can be operated as commercial energy storage offering extra capacity on electricity networks.
The website includes detailed information on all projects, as well as insights into the market and the opportunity for people to publish information about their own EV project.
Ian Cameron, head of innovation at UK Power Networks said: “We’ve scanned the world to find out what’s happening in the V2G landscape and pulled it all together in one place that people can access freely, to help progress technology.
“We are dedicated to being a leading enabler and facilitator of electric vehicles. Creating important resources like this that benefit the whole industry, is a key part of what we do.”
A UK programme of real-world V2G trials was launched by non-governmental body Innovate UK, along with the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the governmental Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).
The new website has been jointly commissioned by UK Power Networks as part of its TransPower project, and government funding body Innovate UK. It has been delivered in partnership with consultancies EVConsult and Everoze.
Find the new website here.