This is the latest exciting pilot project exploring the potential for vehicle to grid (V2G) technology. This time Next Kraftwerke and electric vehicle aggregator and smart charging platform provider Jedlix have partnered to provide frequency response services to dutch TSO TenneT. Myself and other members of the Hyperion team attended the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle event this week and it was fascinating to hear about other V2G pilot projects. Ovo Energy were discussing their latest pilot of 1,000 of their customers implementing V2G technology in their homes. Bearing in mind the majority of cars are parked up for over 22 hours of the day, V2G services give owners the opportunity to access revenue streams from their car's battery which would previously have been sat idle. This is a really exciting space and I look forward to hearing the results and conclusions from these projects.
Virtual power plant (VPP) operator Next Kraftwerke and electric vehicle (EV) aggregator and smart charging platform provider Jedlix has launched a trial to test if EV batteries can be used to provide automatic frequency reserve. The international pilot to deliver secondary control reserve, also known as automatic frequency restoration reserve (aFRR), is being run through TenneT, the transmission system operator for the Netherlands and a large part of Germany. The two-year project will begin in early 2019 when the pair will provide aFRR through Jedlix's EV fleet and smart charging solution, while Next Kraftwerke will provide the interface to TenneT and market the aggregated energy in reserve control auctions.