MET3R joins forces with two universities to research frequency response with EVs

We started working with the Obuda University (Budapest, Hungary) and TUKE (Kosice, Slovakia) to explore the potential of using EV batteries for frequency containment and restoration on two national markets, Hungary and Slovakia.

MET3R and the two universities have recently submitted an EU grant application to research the potential of electric vehicles in providing ancillary services according to standard product requirements and ENTSOe standards.

Electric cars equipped with bi-directional charging technology can provide fast-response frequency services purchased by Transmission System Operators. Such services have been traditionally provided by generators, yet batteries, if aggregated on scale and activated in a timely manner, can provide the same services.

Providing ancillary services is one way to monetise idle battery capacity in EVs.

Battery degradation …