The Northumberland Park, a North London state-of-the-art double decker bus garage, is set to become a large vehicle-to-grid (V2G) site. The project, called Bus2Grid, will use the batteries of 28 electric buses, capable of returning over 1 MW energy to the grid. The site currently shelters 100 electric buses.
The batteries will recharge when demand is low and will put energy into the grid when it is high.
The project will be led by Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) and its three-year trial is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) with the support of Innovate UK. It is also supported by a partnership with the Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL) and Go-Ahead London. The batteries are supplied by BYD.