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Data Analyst and project manager , Electric Autonomy

Data Analyst and Project Manager at Electric Autonomy Canada

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  • Nov 12, 2020

An efficient, cost-effective, and greenhouse reducing pilot.

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Matt Chester on Nov 12, 2020

SWTCH’s testing grounds are at the PwC and the IBI towers in downtown Toronto. There, they are installing “transactive energy networks” to facilitate bi-directional charging between plugged in vehicles and the building. The pilot, which is the first blockchain-based V2B program in Ontario, will run until 2023.

Do you know if there's been pushback from the EV owners about participating in bi-directional charging and the potential impact that may have on the lifetime of their batteries?

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Peter Key on Nov 19, 2020

They don't have to participate in it. From the article: "Vehicle owners can choose to opt-in to have their EVs drawn from and will pre-negotiate their per kilowatt hour rate." 

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Julian Jackson on Nov 20, 2020

How is that going to work? Are the EV users being credited in a proprietary blockchain token? 

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Peter Key on Nov 20, 2020

I don't think so. It looks like blockchain is just being used to keep track of the transactions.

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