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Sunverge partners with Simply Energy, Nissan Australia, and Wallbox for electric V2H, V2G

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Sunverge has announced a strategic partnership with Simply Energy, Nissan Australia, and Wallbox. The partnership will combine Sunverge's advanced intelligent energy management platform, Wallbox's Quasar bi-directional in-home electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, and Nissan's compact electric vehicle the LEAF.

Through this partnership, the Sunverge real-time DER platform expands into controlling not just EV charging but also the EV batteries, allowing utilities to harness fleet Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) to further enhance distributed energy resource control and real-time dynamic, flexible load management. This combination will also offer utilities and retailers expanded multi-asset and multi-service aggregation with the inclusion of EVs as "mobile batteries", delivering far more cohesive EV, DER, and demand-side management programs while supporting grid services for the integrated base and peak load management services. Sunverge, Nissan, and Wallbox will jointly study the opportunities around advanced V2G capabilities such as frequency regulation and response.

"The electrification of transportation along with electrification of homes and commercial buildings are two of the vital trends integral to decarbonizing the world's energy infrastructure," said Martin Milani, CEO of Sunverge.

"That effort will require expanded control, orchestration, and aggregation of power from electric vehicles offering utilities a way to harness them as distributed energy resources. The grid can manage the proliferation of EVs more efficiently and reliably while aggregating and orchestrating EVs with other DERs offering multi-asset flexible load management and curtailment grid services making the grid smarter, cleaner, more reliable, and resilient. This partnership is a major step forward in that effort and we are proud to be working with our partners Simply Energy, Nissan Australia, and Wallbox. Jointly we will realize the significant upstream gains possible from the integration and aggregation of these distributed EV resources. Utilities and retailers can play a major and active role in the electrification of transportation and offer in-home EV charging as a service bundled with EV-friendly tariffs and integrated as a part of their services offerings. It is always a pleasure to be working with forward-thinking utilities and we are delighted to be working with Simply Energy on this innovative and groundbreaking program."

"Simply Energy is excited to be collaborating with Sunverge, Nissan Australia, and Wallbox on taking another step on the journey towards carbon neutrality," said Ryan Wavish of Simply Energy.

"We are looking forward to working closely with Sunverge's DER control, orchestration, and aggregation platform to help speed up the electrification of transportation and make EVs an integral part of the smart grid of the future

"As the brand with the only bi-directional capable battery electric vehicle from the factory on the Australian market today, Nissan is excited to be working with Simply Energy, Sunverge, and Wallbox to bring this technology to Australian customers," said Ben Warren, National Manager – Electrification & Mobility, of Nissan Australia.

"The Nissan LEAF not only offers an exciting EV driving experience, but it also goes so much further by integrating into the energy system. With this program, we hope to be able to showcase the opportunity a Nissan LEAF can provide when paired with the right hardware, control systems, and energy plans to unlock benefits for not only Nissan customers, but the wider energy grid and all energy users". 

Author : Moulin Oza
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