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15 Aug 2022

Maritime Electrification Sets Sail With ‘Vessel-To-Grid’ Solutions

15 Aug 2022  by   
Cleantech company Nuvve and Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) have announced collaboration to develop a ‘vessel-to-grid’ solution for ships and vessels to give energy back to the electric grid.

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The partnership comes courtesy of Nuvve, which provides vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology and MMA, a public maritime college in Maine, US, which is focused on engineering, management, science and transportation.

The partnership will combine MMA’s efforts in engineering and technology for maritime applications, with Nuvve’s efforts to expand their technology into nautical applications. The two will research Nuvve’s V2G technology in maritime use cases such as ports, islands and waterways.

“The programmes developed through this strategic collaboration will allow Nuvve to dive deeper into the use of maritime V2G, while also developing cybersecurity risk management and AI tools specifically for maritime industry projects and applications,” said Gregory Poilasne, co-founder and CEO of Nuvve.

“This ‘vessel-to-grid’ solution can impact a variety of maritime use cases, where ships and other vessels can store and give energy back to grids via ports, islands and waterways.”

“The Center for Maritime V2G established by Nuvve and MMA will serve as an operational maritime V2G hub to demonstrate the application of Nuvve’s V2G technology in maritime use cases at ports, islands and waterways,” added Ted Smith, president and chief operating officer of Nuvve.

“Integrating Nuvve’s patented V2G technology into maritime infrastructure enables electrified transportation – including marine vessels – to become valuable grid resources.”

MMA will also expand its current academic and certification programs to include delivery of workforce training in V2G-related data science, operations, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI).

This will include an interoperability qualification, which is critical to test and qualify combinations of vehicles, vessels, stationary storage and charging stations with Nuvve’s V2G platform.


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