I’d like to ask Josh to again draw on his experiences with “If This Then That”.
Could you have a look at what I’ve posted here on another Topic about the situations which occur when a customer might have more than one Grid-connected Device (V2G charger, Home Storage Battery etc) controlled by the Kaluza Platform?
1: are you developing a system of software interlocks which will permit Grid-connected export-Devices to co-exist within the one household?
2: Are you able to satisfy the DNOs that a software approach is sufficiently robust that these home-based devices will operate within the G99 or G100 certification which they stipulate for each site?
3: Are you pursuing the possibility of DNOs contributing to the revenue stream if homes with devices controlled by the Kaluza Platform are able to be offered for inclusion within the contracts for Constraint Management Zones (CMZs)?
Best answer by Tim_OVO
An interesting question here for Josh, our Kaluza app product manager to answer.
This may be something we look at in the future, but currently, the vast majority of our customers who only own a single smart device capable of export don't have this need. There is always a fine balance when we consider what to work on next. There has to be the right level of demand and opportunity. In this case, that demand isn't big enough yet.
Ultimately it is in our interest to convince DNOs that a software based approach is sufficiently robust to comply with G99/100. I'd point you to my other response here, about OVO wanting to reach the point where it's considered Critical National Infrastructure. We are involved in a number of trials with DNOs where there is the chance to generate revenue by offering different flexibility services.