E-mobility and infrastructure provider Revel, clean energy developer NineDot Energy and V2G innovator Fermata Energy have launched a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project that they say is the first one to be connected to New York City’s electrical grid.
The bidirectional charging system, which is now live at Revel’s Red Hook, Brooklyn warehouse, can both charge EVs and discharge energy from the EVs’ batteries to Con Edison’s grid.
NineDot and Fermata activated the V2G system following a successful testing program conducted over the summer. The V2G system currently operates with Nissan LEAs, and the companies aim to incorporate more EV models as V2G technology becomes more available.
The system uses three Fermata bidirectional chargers operating on a cloud-based platform, and can export approximately 45 kW back to the grid.. Based on the interconnection agreement with Con Edison, the chargers send energy stored in vehicle batteries back to the grid from 2-6 pm, during local energy demand peaks.
“As EV adoption continues to grow in New York City, V2G will be crucial to managing energy use and grid capacity,” said Paul Suhey, COO and co-founder of Revel.
“With the right technology, EVs support grid resilience, rather than acting as just a grid drain. That’s an important change that New York and Con Edison are bringing to the industry,” said David Slutzky, CEO and founder of Fermata Energy. “Both Revel and NineDot are forward-thinking companies that understand the importance of V2G and V2X technologies in supporting the grid and decarbonization.”
“As a leading developer of urban community-scale energy projects, we see significant potential for V2G to augment the battery energy storage solutions we are building in New York City and surrounding areas,” said David Arfin, CEO and co-founder of NineDot Energy.