EDF Energy is to offer its business customers vehicle-to-grid (V2G) chargers, as well as using them on its own sites, after partnering with charger supplier and technology developer Nuvve.
The supplier is expecting the partnership to result in up to 1,500 installations of V2G chargers, while hoping to unlock 15MW of additional energy storage capacity at its own sites.
This represents the largest planned deployment of V2G technology in the UK, overtaking Nissan and OVO Energy’s plans to install 1,000 chargers under a government-backed innovation project.
Using the V2G chargers, idle EVs are able to be used to participate in the energy services markets at times, or be used to power onsite demand.
EDF Energy expects its business customers to utilise their fleet or workforce vehicles to tap into these revenues and energy savings using its new offer, taking advantage of the expected increase in EVs entering the commercial sector.
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