Bi-directional Electric Vehicle Charging
[...] solution to support the grid, which can be taxed with an intermittent renewable energy supply. Bi-directional electric vehicle charging (V2X) refers to EV chargers that allow not only for charging the battery [...] receivers of power from an EV: the grid (V2G) and the electricity from a home or building (V2H). Bi-directional charging creates greater synergy between the clean transport sector and renewable energy sources
Virtual Power Plant in Mülheim
Possibility to sell electricity into the grid makes a good case for implementation (Bi-directional Electric flexibility)
Smart Home Systems installed in the area owing to another project add to teh functionality and use of the system.
90% of all Cologne use energy from Rheinenergie making it easier to scale up.
The virtual power plant makes it easier for older buildings to fit to the energy efficiency standards.
Peak pricing supports use of the system to reduce electricity bills.
Rheinenergie providing special, low price