Electric vehiclesProject Realising Electric Vehicle-to-Grid Services
This report discusses lessons learnt from the first few months of ActewAGL’s Realising Electric Vehicle-to-grid Services (REVS) trial.
The Realising Electric Vehicle-to-grid Services (REVS) trial is implementing vehicle-to-grid technology in a fleet of 51 Nissan Leafs in Canberra.1 The project commenced in June 2020 and this report documents key lessons learnt in the first eight months.
The REVS Consortium held a Lessons Learnt Workshop on 17 February 2021, from which most of the insights in this report are drawn. This was conducted as a retrospective workshop, focusing on how the team would go about the project if it could be done again with the full benefit of hindsight. In this report, pronouns such as “we” and “our” refer to the Consortium.
As a trial project, a learning process is not just expected, it is essential to the development of new technologies. This implies a certain level of accepted risk that cannot be mitigated by more early investigations or design work, and to attempt to do so could strain credibility in setting the original project timelines and funding levels.