After rolling out their V2G technology in Denmark in 2016 in collaboration with Nissan and energy company, Enel, Nuvve will tailor their platform to California’s specific needs. for the UC San Diego pilot. The company believes their technology would give utilities the ability to draw on EV batteries to meet energy demands at the same time help utility and grid operators maintain stability of their transmissions and distributions. EV owners would be paid for the backup power they provide from their EV.
“The California Energy Commission pilot allows us to demonstrate our proven V2G technology at the UCSD campus. We intend to make San Diego a showcase wherein we prove out the benefits of V2G to all stakeholders including EV owners, ratepayers and the grid,” said Gregory Poilasne, CEO, Nuvve. “We believe this represents a tipping point for the renewable energy industry.”
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