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Ovo Energy starts installations of V2G chargers in residential buildings for its two-year trial

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January 14, 2019
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by Jessica Hernandez
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Ovo plans for 1,000 U.K. homes to participate in its trial, in which the company offers homeowners a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charger for free. Only Nissan Leaf drivers will be able to participate in the program, designed to allow participants to use renewable electricity for charging and sell back to the grid during periods of peak usage. However, residential charging will likely take place in the evening, during times of minimal generation from rooftop solar, and during peak demand for electricity. A bidirectional EV charger will likely be more useful for utilities in managing home electricity demand and in providing staggered charging throughout the night or demand response.

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