V2G technology enables energy to be pushed back to the power grid from the battery of an electric vehicle to help supply energy during peak demand times.  -  Photo: School Bus Fleet

V2G technology enables energy to be pushed back to the power grid from the battery of an electric vehicle to help supply energy during peak demand times.

Photo: School Bus Fleet

As school districts and pupil transportation contractors move toward electrification, an increasing number of departments are adopting “vehicle-to-grid” (V2G) technology. It enables energy to be pushed back to the power grid from the battery of an electric vehicle (EV) to help supply energy during peak demand times. It can help reduce the load on the power grid. With V2G technology, a battery can be charged and discharged based on different signals.

Interested in learning more about how this technology is being offered and used in pupil transportation? Read some of the stories below.

Electric Buses Get Summer Job in Massachusetts

This year, two Thomas Built Buses electric Jouley vehicles gave power back to the electric grid in Beverly, Massachusetts.  -  Photo: Thomas Built Buses

This year, two Thomas Built Buses electric Jouley vehicles gave power back to the electric grid in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Photo: Thomas Built Buses

For a second year, electric school buses contributed power back to the grid in a project involving Highland Electric Fleets, Proterra, Thomas Built Buses, Rhombus, and Synop.

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Nuvve's Platform Aggregates Buses Back to Electrical Grid

This project is a collaborative effort between San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E), CVUSD, and Nuvve.  -  Photo: Nuvve

This project is a collaborative effort between San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E), CVUSD, and Nuvve.

Photo: Nuvve

The aggregation took place during one of nine heat events in California.

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California School District Rolls Out Eight EV Buses with V2G Ambitions

Nuvve is exporting excess electricity in eight electric school bus batteries in the rural Ramona Unified School District in eastern San Diego County to the grid during emergencies.  -  Photo: Nuvve Holding Corp.

Nuvve is exporting excess electricity in eight electric school bus batteries in the rural Ramona Unified School District in eastern San Diego County to the grid during emergencies.

Photo: Nuvve Holding Corp.

The Blue Bird buses, using Nuvve's energy platform, are expected to help Ramona Unified School District in San Diego County generate revenue by selling energy back to the grid.

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First V2G Electric School Bus Deployed in Colorado

Blue Bird All American electric bus with Nuvve's V2G 60kW DC fast charging station is the first V2G electric bus solution for Durango School District 9-R and La Plata Energy Association.  -  Photo: Nuvve

Blue Bird All American electric bus with Nuvve's V2G 60kW DC fast charging station is the first V2G electric bus solution for Durango School District 9-R and La Plata Energy Association.

Photo: Nuvve

Nuvve partnered with Blue Bird dealership Colorado/West Equipment, Inc., to deliver the V2G-capable bus and fast charger to Durango School District 9-R.

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Nuvve's V2G Is Certified for Utility-Scale Communications

Nuvve's V2G technology works by allowing vehicle batteries to charge during the day.  -  Photo: Nuvve/Work Truck

Nuvve's V2G technology works by allowing vehicle batteries to charge during the day.

Photo: Nuvve/Work Truck

Nuvve Holding's GIVe V2G platform is now a certified product compliant with the IEEE 2030.5 SunSpec Common Smart Inverter Profile standard.

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V2G Hub Planned for Blue Bird Factory

Nuvve plans to install up to 200 V2G DC fast-charging stations to charge and discharge Blue Bird electric buses coming off the production line in Georgia.  -  Photo: Blue Bird

Nuvve plans to install up to 200 V2G DC fast-charging stations to charge and discharge Blue Bird electric buses coming off the production line in Georgia.

Photo: Blue Bird

The 125kW vehicle-to-grid stations will form what is described as a "first-of-its-kind V2G hub" at Blue Bird's facility in Fort Valley, Georgia.

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California Power Company Will Offer Nation’s First V2G Export Rate for Commercial EV
PG&E's V2G export rate is expected to increase participation from V2G school buses and other electric vehicles in California.  -  Photo: Canva/PG&E/School Bus Fleet

PG&E's V2G export rate is expected to increase participation from V2G school buses and other electric vehicles in California.

Photo: Canva/PG&E/School Bus Fleet

The vehicle-to-grid export rate is expected to promote electric vehicle adoption in California, which is considered the nation's largest EV market.

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