Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) integration – Development of national incentivising framework for the integration of Electric Vehicles as home / building energy storage, in energy communities and in national grids


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name


Programme Description

The LIFE Programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value. After 22 years, €3.4 billion and 4.170 projects, the LIFE Programme continues to finance actions for the environment and climate action. For the 2021-2027 the total budget of the LIFE Programme is €5.4 billion.

Programme Details

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Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) integration – Development of national incentivising framework for the integration of Electric Vehicles as home / building energy storage, in energy communities and in national grids


The proposed project should develop and check the feasibility of legislation/support schemes enabling the use of EV batteries (when connected) as home batteries / to feed energy communities – and removing any potential administrative barrier (including to their authorisation), when plugged in with smart plugs at home / in collective residential buildings / @work / roadside “slow” charging points.

Detailed Call Description

Specific need addressed:

In quantitative terms EV battery storage is notable relevant as:

  • Cars are parked about 95% of the time – most of this time EVs can be plugged-in.
  • EVs batteries are relatively big, also compared to home batteries (to make a comparison, a standard Power wall is 9 to 18 kWH, an EV battery typically 75 kWH, up to 100 kWh (with city cars around 50 kWh) – a large potential for storage – and for smart charging; as IEA recalls, we will need a huge amount of diffused and concentrated energy storage to decarbonise energy – and EVs will be a large contributor (with thermal energy stored in highly-insulated tanks via Heat Pumps, this is the major source of demand flexibility); we are all evolving not only to prosumers, but to actors in a real-time pricing market, where electricity can be extremely cheap when lots of renewables are producing and no thermal power plant Is running, to very expensive in peaks.
  • We already supported – at corporate fleet level, through the Innovation Fund, “Virtual Power Plants” constituted by fleets managed by an energy aggregator.

Still, the absence of an incentivising legislative framework might entail administrative barriers and red tape preventing this potential to be exploited.

The project shall include a dissemination exercise for public authorities across Member States.

Call Total Budget

€250 000

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


Thematic Categories

  • Energy
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Small-Medium Enterprises and Competitiveness

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • International Organisations
  • Large Enterprises
  • Legal Entities
  • Local Authorities
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Other Beneficiaries
  • Private Bodies
  • Producer Associations
  • Semi-governmental organisations
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
  • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)
    • non-EU countries:
    •  listed EEA countries and countries associated to the LIFE Programme (associated countries) or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into  force before grant signature (list of participating countries)
  • the coordinator must be established in an eligible country

Consortium composition – please see section 2 above for additional conditions.

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Department of Environment
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment

Contact Persons 
Marilena Papastavrou
Environment Officer, National Contact Point for Environment
Telephone: +357 22 408 926

Chrystalla Papastavrou
Environment Officer, National Contact Point for Climate
Telephone: +357 22 408 962

EU Contact Point

European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency