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New online platform aims to turn EV batteries into virtual grid

A new cloud platform has been launched to turn electric vehicle (EV) and home batteries into a smart gird.

The platform has been developed by clean energy company L7 Drive and can turn batteries and other systems into active assets, which can automatically trade energy to where and when it is required.

The system is also said to be responsive to sudden changes in the grid, for example, a power outage during a storm, and can will automatically manage the resulting grid load and balance.

L7 Drive CEO Pentti Bruun said: ‘I am very pleased that our team has developed technology to enable VPPs. The main focus of L7 Drive is to commercialise the technology for a greener world.

‘VPP technology is strongly based on our core technology, which began in the light electric vehicle market.

‘We are already in commercial deployments with several customers and negotiations with new partners are ongoing.’

Senior advisor Tero Sarkkinen added: ‘L7 Drive has truly introduced an exciting and promising solution by combining various technologies. This should be of great business interest for a wide range of customers from the automotive to the energy sectors.’

Photo Credit – Pixabay

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