Rhombus Energy Solutions and Nuvve Holding Corp. are announcing the inclusion of their 60kW vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capable DC fast charger power control system and dispenser on the Southern California Edison (SCE) Charge Ready Transport Program approved product list for medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles (EVs). This approval paves the way for both Rhombus- and Nuvve-branded versions of this charger and dispenser to operate in V2G mode on Nuvve’s aggregation network.
The power control system and remote dispenser are now eligible for the California Public Utilities Commission rebate program for EV chargers which is administered by SCE. These incentives and rebates enable customers to significantly reduce the purchase price of V2G-enabled Rhombus chargers and dispensers, and are in addition to federal and California incentives that are available for vehicle electrification and the installation of alternative fuel infrastructure such as EV support equipment.
Rhombus Energy Solutions DC fast chargers are designed and manufactured in the USA and are UL 1741-SA certified, enabling their use for V2G deployments. Nuvve’s V2G technology provides a means for EV fleet operators to utilize their vehicles as a source of energy storage, allowing power to be put back onto the grid during peak demand hours, or to be used to power buildings in a “behind the meter” approach.
The combination of Nuvve’s V2G aggregation platform and the reliability of Rhombus’s high-power fast DC chargers provides fleet operators with tools to significantly reduce energy costs by enabling them to put power back on the grid during high rate peak hours, and then recharging during off-peak, lower rate times. The combination will allow fleet operators for vehicles such as school buses, public transit buses, and municipal vehicles to provide emergency power during power outages.
Current and potential customers in the SCE service area that are interested in the Charge Ready Transport Program for medium- and heavy-duty EVs can find more information on the program here.