LEAF to Power Nissan HQ
An American pilot project will see the Nissan LEAF powering buildings during peak-load times.
Working with Fermata Energy, a vehicle-to-grid systems company, Nissan North America is launching a new pilot program that will see a fleet of LEAF vehicles partially power Nissan’s North American headquarters in Franklin, TN, and its design centre in San Diego, CA.
The Nissan Energy Share pilot program will continuously monitor the buildings’ electrical loads, looking for opportunities to periodically draw on the LEAFs’ “lower-cost energy” to provide power to the buildings during more expensive high-demand periods.
“As the only vehicle on the market utilizing bi-directional charging, the Nissan LEAF proves exceptionally useful while on the road and also while parked,” said Brian Maragno, Director, EV Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America. “As a pioneer in the EV space, we’re thrilled to continue to show new, meaningful technologies that leverage the LEAF’s growing capabilities.”