Centre d’innovació i Tecnologia BARCELONATECH

First charging station to return energy from an electric vehicle to the grid

A charging station has been developed to supply energy from an electric vehicle’s battery to the grid. The station incorporates vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and vehicle-to-home (V2H) technology, so that users can sell energy to the grid or supply energy from their vehicles to their homes.
The innovative system was developed as part of the V2M (Vehicle2Microgrid) project, which won the NOVARE I + D + i 2010 award, funded and promoted by Endesa. V2M research and development is led by CITCEA UPC, with the collaboration of IREC.