Conor Maher-McWilliams, Head of Flexibility at Kaluza commented: “Every day we take a step closer to realising a smarter energy system, but the launch of this service is a huge leap forward. While flexible, low carbon technologies become increasingly prevalent in people’s homes, there hasn’t been an effective way of coordinating charging across different types of devices to support grid balancing. This service changes that and will enable truly scalable flexibility so that millions of devices can store green and affordable energy in the future.
Integrating domestic V2G into this service is in itself an industry triumph. It demonstrates V2G’s versatile value in boosting grid resilience as part of a diverse flexibility offering, while enabling customers to buy and sell their own renewable energy.
We look forward to our continued collaboration with WPD and NODES as we bring the promise of flexibility to life with cutting edge technology.”
Roger Hey, DSO Systems and Projects Manager at WPD commented: “Our IntraFlex project and the work Kaluza and NODES are doing are bringing tomorrow’s world to us today. For us as a network operator, this project enables us to understand how all of these technologies will work together. For customers it brings forward the prospect of cleaner and cheaper energy in a way that can be replicated across the country.”
Enno Böttcher, CEO at NODES commented: “The importance of creating a market for trading flexibility is of paramount importance, if we are to truly unlock the value of flexibility and deliver our goal of creating a more sustainable future with greater social welfare. NODES has believed from the outset that a continuous market for trading flexibility will help deliver this goal. By creating a market, where different types of flexibility can compete on a level playing field, the right type of flexibility can be procured at the right price, in the right location at the right time to ease congestion.
NODES looks forward to working with Kaluza and WPD, as we continue to establish a new market design that seeks to provide flexibility to all levels of the grid and unlock its value via an independent marketplace.”