Lennart Hoffmann is Project Manager at Next Kraftwerke GmbH, one of the largest Virtual Power Plants globally.
He has a MSc from University College London and previously worked in energy consulting at Boston Consulting Group's London office.
At Next Kraftwerke he specialises in stationary and mobile battery flexibility. Recently he was the project lead for Vehicle-to-Grid projects with BMW, Hyundai and Honda where, among other things, the first grid prequalification of EV fleets for the FCR and aFRR ancillary services in Germany was obtained.
11:55 am - 12:05 pm
Electric vehicles are a great solution when it comes to supporting the energy grid and including more sustainable energy. Electric vehicles could feed energy back into the grid at peak times, preventing grid congestion, balancing energy markets and preventing the use of polluting energy sources. This concept, which could support the energy transition, is called bidirectional charging. This session will be discussing some of the latest developments in bidirectional charging, presenting results from pilot projects and looking at barriers to scaling bidirectional charging.