Innovation in Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Systems
Competitions open: 10th July 2017
Competitions close: 18th October 2017 at midday
Working with The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are providing funding of £20 million for innovative projects that develop future V2G products, services and knowledge.
V2G is a system where plug-in electric vehicles, such as battery electric cars (BEV) and plug-in hybrids (PHEV), return electricity to the power grid with consent from their users. This is usually in return for a financial reward or benefit.
Funding will be shared between the following 3 competitions:
– Collaborative Research & Development
– Feasibility Studies
– Real-World Demonstrators
All projects must be collaborative and business-led. For larger projects, participants are expected from across the value chain, such as energy companies, vehicle manufacturers, hardware manufacturers, service providers, local authorities and other infrastructure providers.
Collaborative Research & Development
Proposals should be for innovative V2G technologies (on- and off-vehicle technologies, and V2G hardware and software). Projects in this competition should last between 18 months and 3 years. Projects should range from total project costs of £375,000 to £1.5 million.
Proposals should investigate future business models, consumer engagement approaches, and on and off-vehicle technologies and standards. Projects in this competition should last up to 12 months. They should range from total project costs of £125,000 to £225,000.
This competition is for V2G demonstrator trials in real-world environments at scale. Projects in this competition should last up to 3 years. They should range from total project costs of £1.5 million to £7 million.