Electric Nation V2G trial chooses Flexitricity as partner: Flexitricity is to become The first energy partner chosen by the Electric Nation Vehicle to Grid (V2G) trial, ran by Western Power Distribution (WPD) and CrowdCharge is Flextricity.
How electric vehicles (EVs) can provide V2G services is the demonstrated aim of the project, which involves being charged during periods of excess supply in the system and sending power back into the electricity grid when required at periods of high demand.
Ultimately five different energy partners will be hosted to offer as realistic a simulation of a future world in which EVs are connected across a wide area and to houses supplied by different energy providers.
In order to balance the load on the electricity grid, Flexitricity aggregates distributed power generators and a variety of consumers.
Director at Flexitricity, Andy Lowe comments: “Flexitricity is pleased to be a flexibility optimisation partner for the Electric Nation V2G project. We are offering a pioneering opportunity for EV drivers to help balance the load on the electricity grid, and to be rewarded for doing this.
“This is providing a vision of the future when millions of EVs will be able to provide services to the grid, resulting in cost savings for car owners, reduced infrastructure spending for DNOs and energy generators, as well as helping the country to achieve its Net Zero CO2 targets.”
Electric Nation V2G trial chooses Flexitricity as partner