The Clean Transportation Program of the California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded a $2.9-million grant to a project team led by California V2G technology company The Mobility House for the installation of 12 bidirectional chargers at four California schools in the Pittsburg, Fremont and Napa unified school districts.
The Replicable V2X Deployment for Schools (RVXDS) project is designed to use school bus fleets to reduce regional grid stresses. Open standards are used throughout the vehicles, hardware and software. Three of the school districts will export power from buses during summertime peak periods, earning $2 per kWh through the Emergency Load Reduction Program (ELRP). One school district will use bidirectional functionality for V2B, acting as a community resilience hub at the high school. Results of the project will be issued in a blueprint report to provide V2G guidance to districts across the state.
The Mobility House has recruited project partners that include World Resources Institute, the Center for Transportation and the Environment, and Polara Energy USA.
“Our interest is to establish real-world examples of V2G projects that other districts can easily replicate,” said Greg Hintler, CEO of North America at The Mobility House.
Source: Mobility House