German transmission system operators TransnetBW and Dutch smart charging platform operators Jedlix are collaborating. Together, the companies are exploring the potential of electric vehicles to provide balancing energy. A comprehensive field test, the largest of its kind in Germany, is in planning. More than 100 owners of electric vehicles (EVs) living in TransnetBW's control area and who charge their vehicles at home can take part.
For a period of three months, the e-vehicles will be pooled to form a virtual power plant. In this way, the partners want to examine to what extent scattered electric vehicles that are connected to the grid at different locations are suitable for providing balancing energy to the power system. Currently, these control reserves are supplied mostly by large and medium-sized power plants.
- Please check our dedicated project page about the terms, how you can participate and benefit as EV-driver in this project: https://www.jedlix.com/de/transnetbw-project/