I am a V2G exporter and I have just had a note from OVO explaining what happens when my electricity/gas contract comes to an end in 60 days time. The renewal offers are eye watering and the cost of electricity is actually higher than the export rate paid for V2G. This means that if I leave my Kaluza controlled charger connected, not only will my electricity price double and gas price triple… the standing charge is also going up too and every kWh that I export will loose me more money!
Making a decision about the future is complicated for me as it involves a charger I do not know how to control, a third party company (Kaluzza) who have the ability to control it and the main part of OVO who do not seem to know anything about the V2G project, or reflect it in anything they do (other than the final bill each month) and the various Apps and algorithms which are going to try and control information to spin it to their liking and thus manage what I do…. Needless to say, i will not be playing that particular game… hence this question!
The Indra charger is a sophisticated and capable piece of kit… but at present, they (the charger company) will not talk to individuals or offer any kind of control interface \9 |I have already asked!). It seems senseless in this world of profligate waste to uninstall it and throw it away… but if it is not secure or controllable, that will be what will have to happen… which is absolute madness!
In order to make a sensible decision, I now need to know how I can control the Indra charger if I leave either OVO or the V2G experiment and how I stop it being controlled for grid export if it is loosing me money. I will also need to know if or what Kaluza are going to do... bearing in mind the current situation.
Common sense says that in a time of energy shortages and massive price hikes, the V2G project becomes even more important and that actually, it will still be financially viable…. if not more so.
So who do I talk to…?
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