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Recap of Previous Week

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Welcome to Week 3! Before we move on to the learning for this week, let’s take a moment to look back and remember what we learned from last week.

Here are my summary notes from Week 2 of the course:

  • The Energy System is undergoing multiple transitions driven by the need to reduce carbon emissions. These transitions can cause network capacity issues, increase the need for flexibility, increase power price volatility and call for smarter grids. This creates opportunities for V2G.
  • There are at least five different value propositions available for V2G.
  • Financial Reward for V2G can incorporate ESO flexibility services, DSO flexibility services, tariff optimisation, behind the meter optimisation, wholesale market participation and site constraint management.
  • Energy Resilience for V2G provides customers with assurance that in emergency situations critical applications requiring power will be able to continue.
  • Personal Net Zero for V2G gives customers a way to reduce their carbon footprint by maximising the use of renewable energy for both the EV and in their home.
  • Benefit to Society for V2G shows that by adopting V2G, users can contribute to the collective decarbonisation effort.
  • Enhanced Battery Management for V2G supports key parameters in prolonging the EV battery’s usable life, providing both environmental and monetary benefits.
  • Stationary batteries provide the main competitor for V2G; however, they take up space and are expensive.
  • The Sciurus trial demonstrated that V2G propositions can impact users’ plug-in behaviour and that experience of using the technology alleviated concerns.

What Do You Think?

What else do you remember from last week? Is there anything else that you learnt in Week 2 that stood out for you? Why not contribute your thoughts in the comments below?

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