An intelligent energy management system is being developed in Nottingham to optimise clean technology including a fleet of electric vehicles (EVs), battery storage and solar. The data management solution is to use OpenRemote’s opensource internet of things (IoT) platform to enable the city’s energy managers to maximise the use of locally produced renewable energy and cut both carbon emissions and the costs associated with charging EVs. The chargers themselves are to have vehicle-to-grid (V2G) functionality, allowing for short-term energy storage and grid balancing. Whilst there has been no final decision on a supplier for these chargers – or for the battery storage element of the project, which is set to have a capacity of 500kWh – Nottingham already owns a range of vehicles capable of smart charging which will be integrated into the system first.
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