Nikkei. Nissan Motor introduced a trial setup in which a Leaf electric vehicle provides power for a limited time to a building during periods of its peak power demand (peak shaving).
The test entails supplying 4%, or 6 kW, of the peak summer power consumption of a municipal administrative center in the Oppama district of Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture. The EVs will supply power from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., when usage tends to spike in July through September.
This is said to be the first attempt in Japan to use EVs at such a facility to curb power drawn from the conventional grid during peak consumption.