Volkswagen Group Innovation and other EV manufacturers and generation asset owners are exploring how they can roll out the solution to a wider market, ensuring as many EV owners as possible are able to benefit from choice in and traceability of their consumption.
Integration with various systems of Energy Attribute Certificates (EACs): The NFTs issued by the platform represent fractionalized renewable energy certificates, however, are currently not integrated with energy attribute certifying systems. The market currently lacks a clear and readily available standardization framework and issuance registry for granular temporal matching, however recognition of the need for such a system has soared in recent years and months. Energy Web looks forward to incorporating such standards into the solution in the near future and integrating directly with respective registries upon availability.
Incorporating local-grid mapping: This PoC implemented a simple geographical radius from EV charge point to generation asset connection point. Since the platform utilized VW’s generation assets and the charged points were known to be connected, the radius was sufficient. However, when rolling this solution out to the wider market, in order to ensure that the generation asset’s electricity would be consumed by local consumption assets, the platform would need to understand the relationship between local grid connection points and verify that the points operate within the same distribution grid infrastructure. Since this PoC utilized VW’s generation assets and the charged points were known to be connected, the radius was sufficient.