Electric Auto Association blog post on V2G
Here is a recent article I wrote for the Electric Auto Association newsletter on Vehicle to Grid (V2G). Vehicle to Grid has a different value than what I promote here for Vehicle to Load (V2L). Any type of EV that is going to operate behind a utility meter needs an interconnection permit from the utility that adds a lot of cost and time. V2L is ready to provide power out of the box.
An average refrigerator uses 36 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy in a month. In the event of a home electricity outage, most electric vehicle (EV) battery packs have sufficient stored energy to keep those pizzas frozen for weeks.
Indeed, with storms and fires interrupting home power supply more frequently of late, leveraging EV battery packs for resiliency have become an exciting solution to keep the electricity flow going. With the size of the global EV fleet rising from 8.5 million vehicles today, to 116 million vehicles in 2030, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) connections will only become more important.