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ZenSite will manage bi-directional charging at 10 locations in the V4Grid project

With the participation of MET3R, an international consortium is testing the potential of bidirectional EV charging within the V4Grid project. The aim of the V4Grid project is to develop and test V2X solutions that effectively connect electric vehicles to the power grid.

The V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) technology allows electric cars not only to charge from the power grid but also to feed the stored energy back into the grid. This way, the cars can help balance the energy network and reduce the costs of electricity supply.

During the project, participants will install 18 V2X chargers at 15 locations across the four Visegrad countries and develop detailed business models to utilize the technology.

MET3R’s smart charging and energy management software, ZenSite, will control bidirectional charging at the 15 locations, considering building energy processes and the underlying network conditions. ZenSite’s machine learning-based algorithms will make detailed forecasts of expected consumption at the locations, and local renewable production, and take into account user habits and market price signals. These innovations enable electric vehicles to charge and feed back into the grid as efficiently as possible.

Our goal is for electric vehicles to actively support the energy network, optimize charging times, reduce costs, and contribute to a more sustainable and efficient future.

The V4Grid project has received nearly €2.4 million in funding from the Interreg Central Europe program. The ambitious initiative is led by a team of 11 partners from the energy, academic and research, public administration, SME, and technology sectors from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary.

In the first phase of the project, we will conduct comprehensive data collection and market analysis, followed by the development and implementation of V2X services in the participating countries by 2025. We join forces with E.ON CZZSEABBTechnical University of Košice, Gablini Automotive GroupKempelen Institute of Intelligent TechnologiesPremium Napelem Kft.Polish Academy of Sciences R3 Sp. z.o.o. and The Municipality of Przywidz and contribute to a more integrated and intelligent energy system, laying the foundations for a future where electric vehicles play a key role in grid stability and energy flow management.