Honda Joins Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Demonstration
Honda has taken a step towards making power grids more efficient with vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, which enables a company to monitor a power grid to determine if it needs additional power sources or power demands that are capable of absorbing transitional power sources. This technology could make owning a plug-in electric vehicle more effective than before.
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The University of Delaware provided the research that Honda built its V2G technology off of, which NRG Energy, Inc. already supports. This research, which was the world’s first revenue-generating V2G project, enabled the partners to demonstrate different aspects of selling energy storage from vehicles into the PJM Interconnection Regulation Market. A Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid with V2G capabilities was provided to the University’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus to use during research.
“This technology has the potential to support both a cleaner and more efficient power grid and a more positive ownership experience for EV customers,” said Steven Center, vice president of the Environmental Business Development Office of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “With V2G technology, a network of PEVs becomes essentially a distributed energy storage system. It makes for an even stronger value equation for plug-in vehicles, with benefits for both the community and the vehicle user.”
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