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Two-way street: getting vehicle-to-grid charging off the ground

Vehicle-to-grid charging systems could turn electric vehicles into a new layer of energy storage and grid balancing for the decentralised power systems of the future. As Dr Jim Scott of EBRI – operator of the UK’s first permanent V2G unit – explains, the economic hurdles are formidable, but with time, effort and the right business model, the concept could pave the way to a stronger and more flexible grid.

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