Electric vehicle smart grid integration project coming to Nova Scotia

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The Government of Canada is investing $1,119,000 to help Nova Scotia Power to establish an electric vehicle (EV) smart grid-integrated system.

A pilot project will be launched this year to demonstrate and assess smart charging EV solutions and technologies. The goal will be to measure potential to reduce the demand on existing electricity infrastructure and make more efficient use of renewable power sources.

“We know customers want clean, affordable, reliable energy for their homes and businesses, and we are finding innovative ways to meet that demand. Through our electric vehicle smart charging pilot we will test these technologies to learn how they can benefit all customers, creating clean, smarter options without changing a person’s driving habits,” said Dave Landrigan VP Commercial, Nova Scotia Power

Nova Scotia Power will recruit up to 200 participants to help inform the demonstration.

The project will be funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Green Infrastructure – Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration program, which aims to accelerate the deployment and market entry of next-generation clean energy infrastructure.