SSE is looking to reduce “dependency” on traditional battery storage in a new deal with Netherlands-based electric vehicle (EV) smart charging provider Jedlix. The partnership will allow domestic customers with EV charging to provide flexibility into the balancing market at times of system need, and will help Jedlix users and partners – including car manufacturers and chargepoint operators – minimise costs through SSE’s access to the Balancing Mechanism. EV drivers are awarded a cashback on top of any savings made on their energy bill in return for their flexibility. Looking ahead, SSE and Jedlix intend on entering other flexibility markets such as providing services to distribution network operators. The use of EVs for flexibility is becoming more commonly looked at in the market, with Octopus Electric Vehicles announcing this week it is preparing a path for its vehicle-to-grid project Powerloop to become the first to enter National Grid ESO’s Balancing Mechanism. Meanwhile, Kaluza and Flexitricity have also teamed up to offer demand response in the Balancing Mechanism, optimising domestic battery storage and EV batteries.
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