Bjoern E Christensen

Bjoern has been at the forefront of VGI over the last 8 years being one of the key drivers of industry defining projects and actual V2G commercial deployments serving as the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of Nuvve, the world leader in V2G solutions. As CSO Bjoern was responsible for developing and implement strategies for Nuvve’s VGI expansion into the world market and specifically positioning Nuvve as the world leader in V2G solutions. Bjoern was a key driver of the Nikola and the Parker project in Denmark including key in writing the project applications and securing funding, and secured the qualification for Nuvve to participate in grid services in Denmark. Latest Bjoern secured Nuvve the large INVENT project at the University of San Diego funded by the California Energy Commission, to pave the way for commercial VGI fleet solutions in California and beyond. Bjoern served as the Principal Investigator on the project. During his time with Nuvve Bjoern worked closely with Prof. Willett Kempton widely considered the "Father of Vehicle-to-Grid" technology. Bjoern brings more than 30 years of international experience in Technology, Marketing, Business Development and Corporate Venture Capital. Prior to Nuvve, Bjoern co-founded the Corporate Venture fund Siemens Mustang Ventures in Silicon Valley and was named President & CEO. Siemens Mustang Ventures invested in some of the most successful IT/Networking startups of the time and helped them towards successful IPOs (COM21, Efficient Networks, Extreme Networks, Phone.Com, Virata, Sycamore Networks, Cambridge Silicon Radio). Through these investments Siemens gained access to best in class technologies on favorable conditions. Furthermore, he facilitated a number of M&A transactions, where Siemens acquired the portfolio companies. Later Bjoern served as President & CEO of Siemens Venture Capital (SVC), with worldwide responsibility for all Siemens AG venture investments. SVC had over 660M Euro under management in five funds: Energy, Industry, Healthcare , IT/Networking and Fund-in-Funds. Bjoern helped SVC to become one of the worlds most prominent and successful Corporate Venture Groups with 70+ direct investments and 30+ fund investments and with offices in San Jose, Boston, Munich, Beijing and Tel Aviv. Bjoern holds a Master of Science from the Technical University of Denmark and resides in Silicon Valley.

Why V2G is gaining momentum (9) – V2G Battery Wear

During the past 10 years of working on V2G, the question posed to me the most, invariably always centers on battery degradation. The good news: it is low We now have a much better understanding from simulations, laboratory tests and actual V2G commercial deployments. Nuvve/Nissan/Enel have deployed 10 Nissan e-NV200 EVs (24 kWh), 10 Enel …

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Why V2G is gaining momentum (8) – Regulations

Great news on the regulation front.  California is leading the way towards E-Mobility. The regulatory rules adopted by CA will likely be followed by other states and countries. The “mother of all rules” for interconnecting bi-directional EVs (DERs) is Rule 21. It was enacted to cope with a large amount of solar being connected to …

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Nuvve wins California Energy Commission (CEC) Awards at the EPIC symposium Oct 19 – 21

I am happy to share that my previous company Nuvve Corp. was awarded 2 prestigious “Visionary Awards” at the EPIC symposium by the CEC.  A panel of judges (see picture) awarded Nuvve the “Best in Storage and Mobility” category award for their work on the V2G EPIC project INVENT (Intelligent Electric Vehicle Integration) at the campus of …

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Why V2G is gaining momentum (8) – Regulations

Great news on the regulation front.  California is leading the way towards E-Mobility. The regulatory rules adopted by CA will likely be followed by other states and countries. The mother of all rules for interconnection bi-directional EVs (DERs) is Rule 21. It was enacted to cope with a vast amount of solar being connected to …

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Why V2G is gaining momentum (7) – V2G Value to California (CA)

CA has a goal of 5 million ZEV on the road by 2030  Assuming an EV cost of $25,000 (please Mr. Musk and VW); a 60-kWh battery and 10 kW charger. If these EVs were all bi-directional this would result in: * 300 GWh additional storage capacity (Today appr. 4.2 GWh energy storage is procured …

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Why V2G is gaining momentum (5) – Economics

For V2G to scale the economics for the players must be convincing. The potential for earning, saving money or improved energy resilience depends on geographic, regulations and tariffs. The earnings/savings can be shared e.g. with the EV owner to lower the cost of EV ownership. Some examples demonstrate the superior economics/value of V2G:  Society Lower CO2 …

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