V2G | Industrial partnerships
Nuvve Corporation licenses the UD aggregator patents for use outside the United States. They now have EVs running in power markets in Denmark, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Nuvve also has non-exclusive license for the UD charging station which they manufacture and sell.
In September 2011, the University of Delaware and NRG Energy created a joint venture to commercialize grid integrated vehicles for grid services. This venture combined UD patents and technical expertise with NRG’s experience in energy markets and power plant operations. See the press release about this announcement. In 2016, eV2g was moved to a new NRG division, EVgo.
Auto Port Inc.
Auto Port Inc. is a high volume auto-conversion facility located in New Castle, DE that builds V2G capable vehicles. The picture above shows serial production of eBoxes at Auto Port. The smaller photo shows technology licensed from UD that makes these EVs “Grid Integrated Electric Vehicles.”
Cutting the ribbon are Roy Kirchner (President, AutoPort), Jack A. Markell (Governor of Delaware), and Hallie Reese (VP of Safety and Strategic Services at Pepco Holdings, Inc.). Other company and state officials, and the assembly workers, are in the background. Inset shows the completed vehicle driving out past the cut ribbon.
Mid-Atlantic Grid Interactive Cars Consortium – MAGICC (2007-2009)
A valuable industrial consortium, MAGICC, facilitated early demonstrations and planning for V2G and what we now call Grid Integrated Vehicles. Main consortium members included University of Delaware, Pepco Holdings, Inc. (and their subsidiary, Delmarva Power and Light), PJM, AES Corp, AC Propulsion, Comverge, and Atlantic County Utilities Authority. This effort was funded by DOE Office of Electricity and Pepco Holdings, with additional or prior support from Delaware Green Energy Fund, Delaware Economic Development Office and Google.org. See the MAGICC brochure.