Innovation in vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems: real-world demonstrators
Working with The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are providing funding of £20 million for innovative projects that develop future V2G products, services and knowledge. This amount will be shared between 3 competitions.
V2G is a system where plug-in electric vehicles, such as battery electric cars (BEV) and plug-in hybrids (PHEV), return electricity to the power grid (with consent from their users). This is usually in return for a financial reward or benefit.
This competition is for V2G demonstrator trials in real-world environments at scale.
Projects in this competition should last up to 3 years. They should range from total project costs of £1.5 million to £7 million.
Projects must be collaborative and business-led. For larger projects, we expect to see participants from across the value chain, such as energy companies, vehicle manufacturers, hardware manufacturers, service providers, local authorities and other infrastructure providers.
There are 2 other V2G competitions being run in conjunction with this one.
- Collaborative feasibility studies. We are seeking proposals that investigate future business models, consumer engagement approaches, on- and off-vehicle technologies and standards. Projects should last up to 12 months. They should range from total project costs of £125,000 to £225,000.
- Collaborative research and development (R&D). We are seeking proposals for innovative V2G technologies (on- and off-vehicle technologies, and V2G hardware and software). Projects should last between 18 months and 3 years. They should range from total project costs of £375,000 to £1.5 million.