ByteSnap and a consortium of partners have been awarded a two-year collaborative project, VIGIL (Vehicle-to-Grid Intelligent Control), under a Vehicle-to-Grid competition, funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
The other partners in the Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) consortium are:
- Aston University
- Nortech Management
- Grid Edge
ByteSnap Design will be developing a communications adaptor, leveraging its expertise in EV charge post design. The communications adaptor will safeguard the flexibility and interoperability of the VIGIL platform with V2G charge-points of varying manufacturers.
In addition, ByteSnap will be developing a V2G mobile app; this will be delivered together with an optimised building management system.
At the beginning of 2018, OLEV and BEIS announced that 21 projects would receive funding of c£30m to develop the business proposition and core technology around V2G, and demonstrate those with large-scale trials.
The 21 projects are made up of –
- 8 feasibility studies
- 5 collaborative research and development projects
- 8 real-world V2G trial projects
– and involve over 50 industrial partners/research organisations, one of the biggest and most diverse V2G endeavours in the world. This will include trialling more than 2700 vehicles across the UK.