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Valencia develops a project that studies the installation of bidirectional charging stations for electric vehicles in buildings

  • The aim of the project Smart Mobile Energy, which boasts the participation of ITE, is to analyze the socio-economic impact of charging systems in buildings, with the intention of making the charges reverted to the electric grid of the building

  • This project is part of one of the programmes of the European platform Climate Kic for the fight against climatic change, and it will be developed by an international consortium formed by entities, such as InnDEA València, the British agency Cenex, the Technical University of Berlin, the Universitat de Valencia and ITE

The councillor for innovation and vicepresident of InnDEA València, Jordi Peris, explained that this project «aims at solving a clear future problem, that is the exponential growth of electric vehicles during the next years. This fact will lead to the need of many charging stations and the possible implication of problems in the electric grid of cities that are not ready».

Before this fact, the project Smart Mobile Energy will study the impact of the installation of charging station using V2G technology in buildings of the city. This technology will enable the reduction of pressure on the electric grid through the bidirectional channelling of electricity, that means that electricity will go from the charging station to the vehicle and from the vehicle to the charging station; therefore it would come back to the electric grid. This system will increase the energy savings, thus it has a high ecological and economic potential.

The project Smart Mobile Energy boasts a funding of almost 90.000 Euros and it will last six months. Its start is planned for September.

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