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Nuvve, a provider of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, is partnering with Leap, a platform for energy market access, to deploy V2G tech for a Rhode Island school district. The district was not identified.

The announcement came as Leap launched into ISO New England, a non-profit Regional Transmission Organization that provides services to several northeastern states.

Fueling the Grid in Rhode Island

Nuvve is deploying a V2G project with the school district's fleet of electric school buses and using Leap’s platform to participate in grid services. This will enable Nuvve and the school district to capture new value by exporting the fleet’s stored battery power back to the grid during program events. 

Nuvve partnered with Leap in 2020 to execute a demand response project with resources inside a microgrid at the University of California, San Diego.

“Following a successful partnership with Leap in California, this expansion into the dynamic New England market represents another important step toward the planet’s transition to clean transportation and renewable energy,” Nuvve CEO Gregory Poilasne said. “Implementing V2G for electric school bus fleets not only supports the local grid and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, but it also generates much-needed revenue for school districts.”

Leap’s New England launch includes new offerings and opportunities that help distributed energy resource (DER) providers deliver more value to area customers by participating in multiple grid revenue streams in the region.

Leap is facilitating the participation of the first DERs in the Massachusetts Clean Peak Energy Standard program, introducing an opportunity for its partners to enhance the value of their energy assets while advancing Massachusetts’ clean energy goals.

Other partners joining Leap’s launch in New England include Optiwatt, a provider of free software to manage electric vehicle (EV) charging and other DERs, GridPoint, an energy management and optimization technology that decarbonizes commercial buildings, and EnergyHub, a leading provider of grid-edge distributed energy resource management software (DERMS).

Originally posted on School Bus Fleet

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