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Vehicle to Grid Demand Response (V2G-DR)

Strategic Area

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure




Blackstone Energy Services Inc.


Green Infrastructure



GI Contribution

$ 635,188

Project Total

$ 1,310,433


St. Catharines, London and Brampton ON

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Blackstone Energy Services Inc.

Lead Proponent

Blackstone Energy Services Inc.

Project Objectives

The objective of this project is to demonstrate a cost effective Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) system that utilizes the stored energy in electric vehicle (EV) batteries during periods of peak electricity demand, in order to provide cost savings to facility operators who incur high costs for power consumption during these periods.

A total of four V2G charging systems will be demonstrated at three locations: Brock University (St Catharines, ON), Fanshawe College (London, ON), and Brampton Civic Hospital (Brampton, ON).

The project will develop new software to demonstrate a fully integrated and functioning demand response V2G solution. The demand response (DR) management software will interface with a mobile app that will notify and incentivize participating EV owners to discharge at the V2G chargers during periods of peak electricity demand. 

Machine to machine technologies (enabling a sensor or meter to communicate data to the application software that can use it) will be leveraged to deliver a secure, fully automated solution.

Expected Results

The anticipated outcome of this project is the increased adoption of EVs and V2G charging infrastructure by demonstrating a solution that provides additional economic benefits to EV owners and cost savings for facility operators.

Benefits of the results include reducing the cost of facility operation during peak-electricity demand events by displacing expensive peak power generation, reducing costs of owning an EV, and, accelerating the deployment of local EV charging infrastructure networks.

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