Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology enables electric cars to be used as (temporary) batteries, for example to power households.
Location : Amsterdam
Project team : Alliander
Replication : to be determined
City-zen partner Alliander tested vehicle-to-grid technology in a demo environment in Amsterdam.
The supply of solar power is growing rapidly. That is great news as our daily energy demand is increasing too. We could however benefit even more from this growing supply if we would be able to store the generated electricity in times of overproduction. Electric vehicles offer great storage potential.
Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology 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 effectively prevent unbalance in the electricity grid. In the demo environment in Amsterdam several bi-directional chargers, needed to charge and discharge the batteries, will be installed to be tested by Alliander.
VIDEO: short video from Alliander about it’s City-zen smart grid projects:
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