Energy Supplier, Eco-Tech Company Launching EV Chargers

An energy supplier is joining forces with an environmental technology company to launch a network of 1,500 vehicle-to-grid (V2G) electric vehicle chargers across the UK.

UK-headquartered, French-owned EDF Energy has formed a partnership with San Diego’s Nuvve to provide the latter company’s chargers to its business customers. It claims the chargers will be able to provide the businesses with “15 megawatts of additional energy storage capacity”. However, they will only be available at EDF’s own sites.

The company says it will then make the electricity stored from Nuvve’s chargers available for sale or to support the UK’s grid network at times of high electricity use. EDF claims V2G charging tech could “potentially” enable “provision of large volumes of cheap [energy] storage and flexibility”. It also says it “could help businesses generate revenues from vehicles that have previously only been a cost on their balance sheet”.

EDF managing director of customers Beatrice Bigois claimed the move would “help our business customers electrify their fleets in a cost-effective way and support the UK’s ambition for clean growth”. Nuvve CEO Gregory Poilasne added: “The UK is ahead of the game when it comes to integrating wind and solar on the electric grid and V2G is the perfect way to supplement these efforts”. And Business and Energy Minister Claire Perry said the chargers would “provide much needed green infrastructure for businesses as they seize the opportunities of the EV revolution”.

 


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