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Bidirectional Charging (Vehicle-to-Grid / V2G)

Bidirectional Charging (Vehicle-to-Grid / V2G)

Booking options





  • On-Demand micro-learning course

  • 3 hours

  • Beginner level


Join this self-paced online learning module to find out all about bi-directional charging for electric vehicles, otherwise known as Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) or Vehicle-to-Anything (V2X), and discover why this technology is shaking up the transport and energy industries.

The module is designed to take between 2-3 hours to complete and can be done in one go or you can drop in and out as time allows.

Bi-directional charging is a key technology in supporting the transition of our transport and energy systems to net-zero carbon emissions. As electric vehicles grow in numbers, how you charge them and the impact this has on homes, businesses and electricity networks becomes a critical question, with V2G looking like one of the best answers available to us.

Over this module you will:

  • Learn about what V2G is and how it works
  • Discover how V2G fits with the energy and transport sectors
  • Find out about the current state of the art of bi-directional charging technologies
This self-paced online module will help you understand this amazing new technology and some of the ways it could impact your own business.

Course Outline:
  • Concept & History: An introduction to the concept and history of bi-directional charging and how the technology has developed so far.
  • Context: Digging in to the wider trends and needs which are driving the market for bi-directional charging.
  • Business Case: We will spend some time exploring the different value propositions for bi-directional charging, as well as investigating the current economics around the technology.
  • Technical Deep Dive: Investigate how the technology works and what different technical options and variations exist.
  • What's next? The V2G industry isn't standing still, and we will finish up the module by hearing about new and novel applications for V2G and how the technology is developing to meet the evolving needs of the future.
This micro-learning course is part of our Net Zero Transport Fundamentals Collection, where we look to provide bite-sized training on all the core technologies and topics relating to decarbonising the transport industry. 

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Cenex is a CPD accredited training provider and this course has been approved as 3 hours Structured/Active Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

Course Content

  1. Introduction to the course and how things work
  2. Introduction to Cenex
Part 1: Context
  1. Part 1: Context
  2. How quickly are Electric vehicles being adopted?
  3. Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE)
  4. What is V2G?
  5. A brief history of V2G
  6. V2G Use Cases
  7. Use Case 1: Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)
  8. Use Case 2: Vehicle-to-Home/Building (V2H/V2B)
  9. Use Case 3: Vehicle-to-Load (V2L)
Part 2: V2G Business Cases
  1. Part 2: V2G Business Cases
  2. Value Propositions
  3. Proposition 1 - Financial Reward
  4. Proposition 2 - Energy Resilience
  5. Proposition 3 - Personal Net Zero
  6. Proposition 4 - Benefit to society
  7. Proposition 5 - Enhanced Battery Management
  8. Making a business out of V2G
Part 3: Technology Deep Dive
  1. Part 3: Technology Deep Dive
  2. Electrical Design Fundamentals of V2G
  3. System Architecture
  4. V2G Control
  5. V2G Control - EVSE to EV
  6. V2G Control - EVSE to CPO
  7. Alternatives to V2G
Part 4: Conclusions & Wrap up
  1. Market Readiness of V2G
  2. Case Studies
  3. V2G around the world
  4. Non-domestic Case study
  5. Domestic case study
  6. What have you learned?
  7. How to find out more