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Power Supply Ecosystem

Contributing to Realization of Smart Grids

Nissan EVs can provide electricity to households through the Power Control System. The power supply system* lets a Nissan EV share the electricity stored in its high-capacity lithium-ion batteries with an ordinary home once the car is connected to the home's electricity distribution panel via its quick-charging port. In this way EV batteries can provide additional value. The connector conforms to CHAdeMO, a fastcharging protocol used in global markets where Nissan EVs are sold, and ensures a high level of versatility, stability and reliability.
*Availability may vary depending on the market.

Vehicle-to-Home(V2H)

A Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) system enables customers to store home generated renewable energy in their LEAF battery, or fill their battery when energy tariffs are low or even free. Customers can then draw energy out to power their home when it is needed or tariffs are high.

This enables customers to minimize energy costs, support the adoption of renewable energy and balance the demand on the grid.

V2H also allows the Nissan LEAF's battery to be used for electricity storage, providing backup for buildings and private homes in preparation for a power shortage and/or outage.

Vehicle-to-Grid(V2G)

In some countries with Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) systems, Nissan LEAF owners can benefit from incentives from energy companies to improve power supply stability by absorbing demand fluctuation thanks to the availability of the stored energy in the LEAF’s battery. This could support the growth of renewable energy in the grid.

Virtual Power Plant

Nissan is collaborating with energy companies on pilot programs globally to create Virtual Power Plants with Nissan LEAFs and e-NV200s.
Batteries can be used to store excess solar capacity, reducing the need to build and maintain standby power generation plants.
Increased solar energy usage reduces CO2 emissions. Aggregating the large batteries of multiple electric vehicles and their (dis-) charging capacity allows energy to be stored that would otherwise be wasted.

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