He and a master’s student from the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management are investigating the operation of the system, efficiency, user interface and user experiences at The Green Village.
Dennis is involved as an area developer at Lelystad Airport Businesspark. “Among other things, we are busy creating jobs there and also want to be a testing ground for sustainable area development.” Thinking about that, the conversation came to utilize the battery capacity of the parked cars. Delft University of Technology soon joined. Fortunately, the ERDF subsidy was also awarded, and Eneco and Van Alfen (electrical system integration -red.-) participated. “What has been learned in detail at The Green Village can be transplanted to Lelystad in the future,” says Rishabh. For now, that part of the project is on hold in view of the uncertainties about the expansion of Lelystad Airport. For safety’s sake, power parking is looking for an alternative location in Flevoland. “But a pilot on such a large parking lot is interesting. The more cars, the more useful the predictions we make of arrival time and length of stay. We can then plan better.
Why should you allow using your battery?
The social embrace is an important factor in the success of V2G projects like this. Does a car owner want to use his car in this way? If so, under what conditions is he prepared to do so? How much should the reimbursement be? How do you give all this legal form? That parked cars can have a useful function, Rishab explains with a comparison: