RTE certifies the V2G technology promoted by DREEV!

Logo V2G by dreev On February 1st 2022, RTE certified the participation of electric vehicle batteries from company fleets in the real-time balance of the electricity system for the first time, thanks to the Vehicule-to-Grid (V2G) technology implemented by Dreev, a joint venture created by EDF and Nuvve. By activating the charging and discharging of the batteries of a large number of electric vehicles spread across the country in a matter of seconds, Dreev, drawing on the expertise of Agregio (an EDF group aggregator), can help to adjust the production-consumption balance, which is a prerequisite for the smooth running of the French and European electricity systems.

Objectives met with the deployment of nearly 90 ABB charging stations by December 2021

Initiated in April, the EVVE project has met its objectives with the deployment of nearly 90 ABB charging stations by December 2021. During the first months, most of the deployments were carried out on EDF's own sites across France: for large industrial sites such as the Tricastin (10 terminals), Civaux (16 terminals) or Paluel (12 terminals) power plants, but also for tertiary sites such as Dijon Char (2 terminals), Tours (2 terminals), Maxéville (2 terminals), Rouen (1 terminal) or Vannes (1 terminal) for example. V2G charging stations are also being deployed by external companies such as Hotravail (near Bordeaux) and Titifloris (near Nantes), which were already involved in this technology and wanted to extend or upgrade their previous installations.

For the chargers installed at EDF sites, in most cases, the electric vehicles and the charging stations correspond to a car-sharing use case. The electric vehicles are connected to their charging station most of the time and employees can use them during the working days for their daily tasks. Therefore, in the evening, at night and at weekends, the cars are available for storage services. For other company fleets, the pattern of use is the same: the vehicles are used during working days for their daily tasks and are parked at their charging point during most nights and weekends.

The goal in 2021 was to install at least 83 bidirectional charging stations. It was more than met with 87 installed between 04/01/2021 and 12/31/2021.

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