Digging up an old thread here I know, but there are only 3 search returns for the “V2G” term…
So, this programme has begun, currently Octopus are running a programme where you can buy a Leaf through them and run your electricity supply with them and with a “WallBox” supplied “Quasar” charger - . Looking at their website, whilst they have details on this charger, it doesn’t appear to be available to buy in their online shop?
Reading into the Octopus programme, it seems that they want to be in control of when your car discharges to support the grid in times of high demand (4pm - 7pm). Whilst I get this and it’s for the greater good of the grid, personally (maybe selfishly but hey I’m paying for it), I would want to use my cars battery to supply my house when my solar is not sufficient to supply the house - ie, to reduce my purchasing from the grid in the same way that I would use a Tesla Powerwall
Does anyone on here belong to the Octopus V2G programme and if so, confirm if they are benefiting directly from the cars battery supply, or is it purely assisting the grid between these hours? If so, how are you benefitting? Do they charge the battery in the car for free in return for balancing the grid with it (I doubt it)?
Are there any other V2G bi-directional chargers available (or the Quasar) that could be used to integrate the car’s power supply to provide our homes without reverting to a complete package from an energy provider?