Wow, this is seriously cool. The world's first widely available domestic vehicle to grid charger. This is a game changer! Most cars are inactive for over 90% of the time so using them as mobile energy storage systems is a superb way of balancing the grid and for consumers to make money. There have been plenty of V2G trials in the past but seeing this rolled out at scale to consumers is a major step forward. We're increasingly seeing the convergence of technologies linked together by smart software and developments like this show how the future dynamic energy network will function. Well done OVO!
“By combining rooftop solar, control of connected devices and intelligent use of EVs and stationary batteries, we can transform the home from being a passive recipient of power at the edge of the grid to an independent energy ecosystem. “We're not talking about going off grid or becoming an energy island, but home forming part of the distributed dynamic energy network, meshing together to completely change the demand side of the electricity equation,” “VCharge learns, adapts, optimises and detects using advanced machine learning to recognise patterns of individual consumer behaviour and characteristics of individual assets and homes. It uses these insights to build a predictive energy demand model, calculating reserve power and available storage capacity in individual homes all the way up to a national level,”