Nova Scotia Power to pilot electric vehicle to grid integration

The Ca$1.1 million (US$0.88 million) funding from the Canadian government will be used to assess the benefits of EV integration into the Nova Scotia grid, including the economic viability, impacts to the grid and effects on EV user experience, using a utility managed centralised control system.

The project, which expects to recruit up to 200 participants, will demonstrate smart charging and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) integration solutions to manage electricity demand and enable increased renewable integration.

It also will assess the typical EV charging behaviours of local users and their willingness to participate in V2G integration activities based on factors such as financial incentives and availability of renewable energy.