GMs’ Ultium Home

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] Home solar, home storage and use via V2H, and V2G for grid load balance is the “Ultium” goal.

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Oct. 11, 2022


    GM introduced its Ultium Home and Ultium Commercial systems that will create an all-around energy management system under a new business unit called GM Energy.

    GM Energy is designed to offer energy management for home, commercial and EV customers, with solutions ranging from bi-directional charging, vehicle-to-home (V2H) and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) applications, to stationary storage, solar products, software applications, cloud management tools, microgrid solutions, hydrogen fuel cells and more. GM Energy’s services will also enable the sale of energy from EV and stationary storage batteries back to utilities during peak, high energy consumption periods, unlocking even more potential value for customers and increasing resiliency for the electrical grid.

    Customers will be able to simply manage their energy consumption through GM’s energy software applications. GM has already enrolled EV customers in managed charging programs through the Energy Services Cloud, with multiple utilities across four U.S. states and growing.

    Several large-scale companies across the U.S. have agreed to work with GM Energy to provide energy solutions including SunPower, one of the nation’s leading solar providers. The two companies will develop and offer customers a home energy system which will consist of integrated EV and battery solutions, solar panels and home energy storage. A primary feature of the home energy system is for owners GM EVs to deliver power to their homes, designed to give them the ability to power their home’s necessities in a blackout or draw from stored energy during peak rate times. SunPower will also install the home energy system(s) while offering their Solar system to their home. The home energy system will be available with the retail launch of the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV, expected to begin production in the fall 2023.

    Another initiative includes a V2H between GM Energy and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). The plan includes residential customers to use their compatible EVs and bi-directional charger, as backup power for essential home needs during short-term power outages. After initial lab tests, the two companies anticipate expanding the V2H offer to a subset of residential customers within PG&E’s service area, expected to begin in 2023.

    GM Energy is working with other companies including Con Edison, Graniterock and New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC).

    As part of GM Energy, Ultium Charge 360 will continue to expand its existing portfolio of integrated public charging networks, integrated mobile apps, and additional product and service offerings over time.
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