Globe Forum 2024:
Powering Canada’s Future with Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Innovation

April 29, 2024

Recently, Foresight Canada’s BC Net Zero Innovation Network (BCNZIN) facilitated the Powering Canada’s Future with Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Innovation workshop at GLOBE Forum 2024 in partnership with BC Hydro, TransLink, and Coast to Coast Experiences. This sold-out event aimed to build awareness around the opportunity of Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technologies and how stakeholders, such as fleets and utilities, can benefit British Columbia’s grid as the province aims to build grid capacity and resiliency. 

Our new report, Globe Forum 2024: Powering Canada’s Future with Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Innovation, details the challenges and opportunities of deploying V2G, lessons learned from past or existing deployments, and what’s needed to accelerate adoption and participation in BC.

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Driving Toward a Resilient Grid: The Role of EVs in Supporting Power Supply

The Transportation sector is responsible for the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions in British Columbia, and reining in transportation-related emissions is critical as the province continues to take strides to address climate change.

Over the years, there has been much discussion and concern regarding the energy required to foster the transition to a net zero transportation system. However, lately, there has been a new discussion about how electric vehicles (EVs) can help create a more resilient grid through bidirectional energy flows.

Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology refers to systems that enable EVs to communicate and interact with the power grid. The key feature of V2G is the EVs' ability to charge from the grid and discharge electricity back into the grid when needed. This bidirectional energy transfer can help manage the grid's load, enhance the stability of the power supply, and optimize the usage of renewable energy sources.

Collaborate With Us to Develop Innovations, Drive Adoption, and Build a Sustainable Future

Curious to learn more about V2G technology? Read the full report: Globe Forum 2024: Powering Canada’s Future with Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Innovation

If you want to get involved in the transition, join Foresight Canada’s BCNZIN V2X Integration Working Group, composed of key players in the value chain, including OEMs, utilities, technology providers, government, and academia. 

The Working Group will collaborate to:

  • Develop and Promote V2X Projects in BC and Canada
  • Foster Innovation and new Initiatives
  • Improve grid resiliency
  • Increase awareness among all stakeholders about the opportunities around V2X integration

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