The Milton Keynes Council Domestic Energy Balancing EV charging project is investigating ways to balance the peaks of electricity use associated with charging electric vehicles (EVs) at home. Three technologies will be trialled utilising CrowdCharge’s demand management platform: smart (V1G) charging, vehicle to grid (V2G) charging and stationary home battery storage. CrowdCharge will allocate the different chargers and stationary battery devices into 12 participants homes. The ultimate aim is for the use and management of these technologies to be available for EV owners to save money and reduce demand on electricity networks through balancing the load on the grid. An assessment of the technologies, and how they can work together effectively, will be published at the end of the project in 2022. CrowdCharge is delivering the trial on behalf of Milton Keynes Council, with Flexitricity as the energy demand response partner.
Milton Keynes Council
Focus: Technical & Commercial
Charging location: Home
Tech: To be confirmed (Summer 2020)
Charger Type: DC