Can vehicle-to-grid technology accelerate the clean-energy revolution?
The technology, known as vehicle-to-grid or ‘V2G’, is not new, but it is extremely nascent. Seen as a progression from electric vehicle (EV) ‘smart charging’, where vehicle batteries are recharged at the optimal time for the network, trials for V2G as an energy-management and storage asset are ongoing, but finding the right business models has proved tricky.
Enel X Way has also run several trials of V2G technology since 2012. But Giovanni Bertolino, head of e-mobility for US and Canada at the company, does not think the market is ready yet because there is no clear regulation and the infrastructure is expensive. You can read the whole article here.