Nuvve's vehicle-to-grid software, bidirectional charging equipment and services – from design to operation and maintenance – will be used to deploy the districts' new fleets and manage their electricity storage and grid exports
Nuvve Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: NVVE), a global cleantech company electrifying the planet through its intelligent energy platform, announced today that 10 school district customers have received a combined $24,155,000 in funding through the EPA Clean School Bus Rebate Program to support the deployment of 61 electric, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capable school buses and chargers in disadvantaged school districts across the United States. Nuvve and its school district customers will now begin activating their site design and development plans, procurement of Nuvve V2G-capable DC fast chargers and partner electric school buses (ESBs). The majority of the funded programs are expected to be operational in 2023.
The rebates cover a total of $1.22 million in funding for Nuvve's high-powered, bidirectional chargers, charging infrastructure and site design and development services, plus $22.9 million in funding for 61 ESBs manufactured by Nuvve's partners: Blue Bird, Lion Electric and IC Bus.
"As a country and a planet, we must continue to innovate our way forward as we shift away from diesel and other polluting fuels and power sources," said Nuvve CEO and Chairman Gregory Poilasne. "Nuvve pioneered V2G technology in the U.S. and around the world. We're glad the EPA is funding V2G-capable electric school buses as a smart investment in better renewable energy integration and grid reliability, as well as cleaner commutes for kids."
Rebates are flowing to Nuvve's school district customers in Arizona, Texas and California. California's state regulatory agency recently added ESBs to an existing five-year pilot program known as the Emergency Load Reduction Program. Under ELRP, excess electricity discharged during grid emergencies earns $2 per kilowatt hour. Nuvve has two school districts and 14 active V2G chargers in San Diego County currently participating in the program, in addition to existing V2G deployments in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Hampshire and New York.
V2G-capable ESBs can generate additional revenues while also providing resiliency to the grid. This deployment of 61 ESBs could earn potential future grid service revenues of $4.4 million over the estimated useful life of the vehicle, depending on prevailing utility electric rates and rate structures, and assuming a maximum battery capacity of 155 kilowatt hours and 60 kilowatts of charging station capacity. The V2G savings are in addition to diesel fuel savings and result from charging during off-peak periods and discharging during times of peak grid load when rates are highest. Nuvve's proprietary GIVe™ software platform manages the vehicle charging and discharging, using predictive analytics to ensure bus batteries have more than enough charge for their scheduled routes. GIVe also meets the highest certification standards recognized by America's leading utility providers to ensure its interoperability with other systems utilities use to manage distributed energy resources such as battery storage, rooftop solar and more.
"V2G is a world-class technology that all school districts need to embrace. When we learned how we could improve the air our students and drivers breathe while also generating a steady source of revenue for our district, we were sold," said Katie Delano, Director of Transportation Services, Coalinga-Huron Unified School District, a district of 11 schools and 4,500 students in Fresno County, California. "Nuvve has been there with us throughout this process, and we look forward to leaning on their expertise from site design to deployment."
For school districts that did not receive grants in the 2022 cycle, Nuvve's joint venture, Levo Mobility, also provides a fleet-as-a-service solution with no upfront costs. Nuvve is also ready to assist districts with upcoming and open grant programs. Grant and fundraising services for school districts' V2G electric school bus projects are also available via Nuvve's grants team.
About Nuvve Holding Corp.
Nuvve Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: NVVE) (Nuvve) is accelerating the electrification of transportation through its proprietary vehicle-to-grid ("V2G") technology. Its mission is to lower the cost of electric vehicle ownership while supporting the integration of renewable energy sources, including solar and wind. Nuvve's Grid Integrated Vehicle, GIVe™, platform is refueling the next generation of electric vehicle fleets through intelligent, bidirectional charging solutions. Since its founding in 2010, Nuvve has launched successful V2G projects on five continents and is deploying commercial services worldwide by developing partnerships with utilities, automakers, and electric vehicle fleets. Nuvve is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. and can be found online at www.nuvve.com.
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 Future potential grid service revenues assumes an average vehicle life of 10 years, using a 60 kilowatt V2G- enabled charging station earning grid service revenue at an average rate of $120 per kilowatt-year.