The Worcestershire LEP team visited Malvern based company Indra Renewables who have successfully installed the world’s first domestic Vehicle-to-Grid-charger as part of a trial in North Worcestershire.
Indra is an innovative company that is leading the field for electric vehicle charging points and battery production. They are currently one of two UK partners with Nissan providing battery’s for their popular Leaf electric vehicle.
Indra have been making real progress with state of the art ‘vehicle-to-grid’ systems which allow electric vehicles to plug into the grid network and during off peak hours send electricity back into the grid. The first trial of the latest Home Energy Storage Unit is currently taking place in North Worcestershire with partner organisation OVO energy.
The result of using this vehicle-to-grid-charger is that customers can benefit from storing energy in their vehicles for use later, saving on energy costs and reducing their CO2 emissions.
Currently Bromsgrove and Redditch Councils are working to increase the number of electric vehicle charge points which is a key objective of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership’s new ‘Energy Strategy’. The publicly available document outlines an ambitious energy vision to create a thriving low-carbon economy across Worcestershire by 2030, which will support the creation of high value jobs, and stimulate investment and clean growth across the county.
For more information on the launch of Worcestershire LEP’s Energy Strategy and to view the document, follow the link here.
For more information about Indra and their vehicle to grid charging systems, visit their website here.