Revel, NineDot Energy and Fermata Energy announced in a statement that the first Vehicle to Grid (V2G) program connected to NYC’s grid is now live at Revel’s Red Hook, Brooklyn warehouse. Revel, a Brooklyn-based electric mobility and infrastructure company, partnered with V2G and Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) provider Fermata Energy and clean energy developer NineDot Energy to deploy a bidirectional charging system that can both charge electric vehicles (EVs) and discharge those EVs to send energy stored in their batteries back to Con Edison’s grid in New York City.
Fermata Energy’s V2X bidirectional charging system can charge EVs and send some of that battery-stored power back to the grid, supporting grid resilience. The V2G system uses three Fermata Energy bidirectional chargers operating on a cloud-based platform. According to the statement, based on the interconnection agreement with Con Edison, the chargers send energy stored in vehicle batteries back to the grid from 2:00 - 6:00 PM ET, during local energy demand peaks. The three bidirectional chargers can export approximately 45kW back to the grid.
“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 & co-founder of Revel in the statement. “Revel is proud to partner with Fermata Energy and NineDot Energy to launch this first-of-its kind program in our home borough of Brooklyn.”
“With the right technology, EVs support grid resilience, rather than acting as just a grid drain," added David Slutzky, CEO & founder of Fermata Energy. "That’s an important change that New York and Con Edison are bringing to the industry. Both Revel and NineDot are forward-thinking companies that understand the importance of V2G and V2X technologies in supporting the grid and decarbonization, and we are honored to be working with them.”
NineDot Energy and Fermata Energy activated the V2G system at Revel’s Red Hook warehouse following a successful testing period conducted over the summer. The V2G system currently operates with Nissan LEAF EVs and aims to incorporate more EV models as V2G technology becomes more available.
This V2G demonstration project is funded in part by a NineDot Energy grant from the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) with support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
“NineDot Energy is excited to see this V2G program come into operation, as we believe electric vehicles and V2G charging can play an important role in decarbonizing our environment," said David Arfin, CEO & co-founder of NineDot Energy. "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 the New York City and surrounding areas, and we look forward to hosting these capabilities at some of our sites."