A British consortium agrees on jointly study the effect of a nationwide transition towards EVs on the grid. In this context, Octopus Energy will install not less than 135 V2G chargers before the year’s end.
The so-called Octopus V2G project is focussing on a cluster and seeks to analyse to what extend car batteries can be used to generate spare capacity. The consortium consisting of Octopus Energy, Octopus Electric Vehicles, UK Power Networks, ChargePoint Services, Open Energi, Energy Saving Trust and Navigant wants to collect data about consumer behaviour, demand times as well as flexibility and thus to identify what the infrastructure of the future shall be like.
The project will cost approximately 7m pounds, whereby 3m pounds will come from the government due to granted funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles. Moreover, the programme is backed by Innovative UK.