Honda is participating in the Intelligent Electric Vehicle Integration (INVENT) project to test services from demand response at the distribution and transmission system levels, and vehicle to building demand charge management, to renewable energy time shifting and frequency regulation.
Nuvve utilizes 50 electric vehicles for its INVENT project. To be able to compare the value of the services, the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology company’s software aggregation platform, GIVeTM will be simultaneously connected to multiple EVs via unidirectional and bidirectional charging stations.
By participating in the INVENT project, Honda helps to demonstrate the capability of plug-in vehicles to transfer electric power to and from the vehicle.
“Through our collaboration with green energy technology leader, Nuvve, we have the potential to create V2G solutions that can reduce carbon emissions, improve grid stability, and create new value for EV customers,” said Ryan Harty, manager of connected environmental business at American Honda Motor.
“Honda has a strong heritage and history of innovation. Collaborating with them to encourage the production of more bidirectional EVs will help lower the cost of EV ownership, pave the way for the mass adoption of EVs, help stabilize electric grids, and support the integration of renewable energy sources on the grid,” said Gregory Poilasne, CEO of Nuvve Corporation.
Funded by a $4 million grant from the California Energy Commission, the INVENT project is set to continue until 2020.