Enel pilots V2G technology for multiple ancillary services


Energy technology research firm RSE has partnered with Enel X and Nissan to launch the first development and demonstration programme for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology in Italy.

Enel X is providing its bi-directional electric vehicle charging system for installation at microgrids owned by RSE.

An advanced control platform will be used to optimise charging and discharging of energy from Nissan Leaf vehicles.

The V2G pilot project is the first in Europe to trial multiple functions including ancillary services such as the optimisation of user electricity flows.

The aim is to enable EV owners to store and deliver energy to help stabilise the main grid as well as accelerate the adoption of EVs in the region.

The project is also expected to help Europe to expand its portfolio of renewable energy and to reach its energy transition goals.

The pilot will help consumers to generate extra revenue by discharging energy to the main grid.