ITHECA

Case Study

The Challenge

Intelligent Transport, Heating and Control Agent (ITHECA) is an Innovate UK funded demonstration project that showcases the collaboration of transport, frequency response services, energy storage and district heat solutions to establish the potential of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) to maximise a combined heat and power (CHP) plant.

The Development

This collaborative research and development demonstrator is based around the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University, where the UK’s first V2G unit has been installed. Cenex is working with Aston University to maximise outputs from the CHP unit through V2G management and intelligent control of vehicles. Outputs seek to establish the business case for the operation of these technologies as a collaborative energy solution.