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Nissan and ENEL announce V2G system, launch smart grid trials in Europe

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Nissan will commence Smart Grid trials in partnership with multinational energy manufacturer and distributor, ENEL. Earlier post.).

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Daimler and partners deploying world’s largest 2nd-life EV battery storage unit for grid support

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Batteries Electric (Battery) Smart Grid Vehicle ManufacturersThis temporarily delays the final phase of the value chain: material recycling.

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Electric Cars Can Stabilize Utility Grid Via V2G, Study Shows

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Using plug-in electric cars as temporary energy storage and supply sources can stabilize the grid, a new study has found. fleet of electric vehicles represents a large distributed array of storage batteries to an electric utility, potentially attractive for smoothing grid variations.

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Daimler enters stationary energy storage market with ACCUmotive battery systems; 500 kWh unit already on line for grid stabilization

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Batteries Infrastructure Smart GridDaimler AG is planning to collaborate with EnBW AG for distribution to customers in Germany.

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Delaware Vehicle-To-Grid Test Lets Electric Cars Sell Power

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The ability to have large numbers of electric cars store energy and feed it back into electric grids is still many years away, but researchers are studying how it could work in the real world. Vehicle-to-grid technology is seen by some as a way to smooth out demand for grid electricity by using electric cars as mobile energy reserves, while

EPRI and partners to stage public demo of Open Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Platform software

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), along with several auto manufacturers, utilities, and regional transmission organizations, will demonstrate the Open Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Platform software system, developed by EPRI and Sumitomo Electric Industries. Earlier post.). Auto manufacturers are American Honda Motor Co.;

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DOE releases report from 6 projects evaluating EV charging impacts on grid and customer charging behaviors

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The work was done under the DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability’s (OE) Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG program). Major findings were grouped in three categories: charging behavior; grid impacts; and technology issues. Grid impacts. Peak period is in gray.) Click to enlarge. Duke Energy (Duke).

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Battelle introduces Grid Command Distribution services and software for rapid modeling of smart grid distribution circuits

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Screen shot of a Grid Command Distribution “heatmap” analysis for a neighborhood. Battelle recently unveiled its new Grid Command Distribution services and software for utilities. VVO seeks to optimize voltage at all points along the distribution feeder under all loading conditions, thereby increasing grid efficiency.).

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The Coming Solar Power Boom: Charts Tell The Story, Grid Parity In 2 Years

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Over the last decade, rapidly decreasing prices for photovoltaic cells are driving down the cost of solar power, potentially to where it achieves "grid parity"-- a point where getting electricity from solar panels costs

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BMW i ChargeForward Program to demo contribution of intelligent EV charging to grid efficiency

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Working with a select group of BMW i3 drivers, BMW i ChargeForward will demonstrate how intelligent management of electric vehicle charging can contribute to improved electric power grid efficiency while reducing total cost of electric vehicle ownership. Batteries Electric (Battery) Smart charging Smart Grid Program participation.

Is Tesla Motors A Carmaker.Or Really A Grid-Storage Company?

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Many among the Detroit auto media were skeptical of Tesla Motors for years, correctly noting just how hard it is to start a car company and build a genuinely appealing product--electric car or not. But as Tesla continues to sell Model S electric luxury sedans, expanding into Europe and China as well as North America, some of those skeptics seem to

Nevs in strategic cooperation with China’s State Grid for EVs

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (Nevs) and State Grid Electric Vehicle Service Co., have signed a Strategic Cooperation Framework agreement under which State Grid will use Nevs as a preferred partner for mobility solutions and as a supplier of electric vehicles. State Grid Electric Vehicle Service Co., million employees.

SwRI develops first ERCOT-qualified vehicle-to-grid aggregation system

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SwRI’s V2G aggregation system allows electric delivery truck fleet owners to make money by using normal vehicle charge times to assist in managing grid frequency. The SwRI system suspends vehicle charging when the electric grid frequency drops too far below 60 Hertz, the normal operating frequency. Click to enlarge.

Aussie project shows potential of Smart Grid

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The government of Victoria took an electric vehicle trial that ran from June[.]. Latest News Green cars Electric cars

A123Systems to power UK Smart Grid project

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It will be the biggest Smart Grid project in UK history – and now A123Systems has been announced as the chief supplier for the Customer-Led Network Revolution. The lithium-ion battery maker will supply six grid battery systems to Northern Powergrid. Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries A123Systems green cars Smart Grid

Audi e-gas plant qualified to participate in balancing market to stabilize grid

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It is therefore important to have flexibly available consumers such as the Audi e-gas plant to buffer load peaks and thereby stabilize energy grids.

National Grid to use Nissan LEAFs

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Four Nissan LEAFs have been delivered to electricity and gas firm National Grid as part of a four-year/40,000-mile lease contract. The electric cars will act as a pool car fleet for National Grid staff who are delivering a project over the next eight years to construct tunnels that will house a new high voltage electric [.].

Denmark to examine vehicle to grid technology

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The Technical University of Denmark will look into vehicle to grid operation after AC Propulsion delivered its eBox to its research team. Electric cars Green cars Latest news AC Propulsion Denmark eBox Technical University of Denmark vehicle to grid technologyIt will [.].

Nissan begins testing combination of LEAF EVs and “LEAF to Home” for grid demand response services

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Nissan Motor Corporation has begun testing in Japan of a system to use electric vehicle technology to help power grids cope with peaks in demand. Demand response is a strategy to make power grids more efficient by modifying consumers’ power consumption in consideration of available energy supply. to 8:00 p.m. Earlier post.)

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Second Honda dealership achieves grid-neutral status

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If you're planning on buying a green car, have you ever wondered if you'll be making the purchase at a green dealership? As cars get more efficient, the carbon emissions related to the infrastructure for manufacturing and selling them should be considered as well. Honda has made some efforts in that direction with its "green dealer" program. DON'T.

Norwegian Electric Systems to provide hybrid electric systems for three new ferries; Odin’s Eye DC grid system

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Odin’s Eye is a DC grid solution which allows for the use of variable speed generator sets. It turns out we had the answer already.

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NREL: battery second use offsets EV expense, improves grid stability; recommendations

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are identifying battery second use (B2U) strategies capable of offsetting vehicle expenses while improving utility grid stability. PEV battery life cycle with second use. Source: NREL. Click to enlarge. B2U Repurposing Cost Calculator. Resources. J.

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OnStar opens up APIs for Smart Grid applications for EVs

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OnStar, a wholly owned subsidiary of GM, is inviting utilities, energy companies and tech firms to develop Smart Grid solutions using a set of proprietary OnStar application programming (APIs). OnStar is opening up its APIs to give developers the ability to broaden the potential for integrating EVs such as the Volt with Smart Grid technology.

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State With Dirtiest Power Grid Has Highest Electric-Car Incentive

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Life is full of little ironies. And life in the 50 states that make up the United States of America is full of inconsistencies, including those among electric-car incentives from state to state. West Virginia, for instance, turns out to offer a remarkably high income-tax credit of up to $7,500 for citizens (who can take advantage of it) who buy a.

IBM, Honda and PG&E testing electric car smart grid technology

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IBM, Honda and PG&E testing electric car smart grid technology

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Eight carmakers unite for EV smart grid management

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The new system would allow utility companies to commu[.]. Electric cars

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Chrysler looks at vehicle-to-grid technology

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Together, they are looking at four all-electric minivans that will be connected to a charging module that is able to simulate any electrical [.].

German Electric-Car Charging Station Plans Accelerate As Grid Gets Greener

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After some initial hesitation, Germany is moving ahead with more aggressive plans to encourage its companies and citizens to drive electric cars. The country currently offers few electric-car incentives, but the current government hopes to change that policy--including the construction of a large network of charging stations. MORE: Germany To

ABB: tests show up to 27% fuel savings on ship with Onboard DC Grid

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Dina Star with Onboard DC Grid. Onboard DC Grid system. Our Onboard DC Grid is a significant step forward for electric propulsion.

Australian Smart Grid demand management project shows EV drivers could halve charging costs

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In Australia, as part of the Victorian Government’s Electric Vehicle Trial ( earlier post ), DiUS Computing delivered a demand management demonstration project using Victoria’s Smart Grid. The home charging solution deployed for the project integrated the vehicle, the grid and the driver seamlessly and effectively.

Mitsubishi companies launch smart grid demonstration system using EVs and used battery packs

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Electric (Battery) Smart charging Smart GridSystem framework for M-tech Labo. Click to enlarge. Building and components. Click to enlarge.

Electric cars could ‘overload power grid’ warns French energy firm

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No sooner has it launched than the Renault ZOE electric car is being blamed with threatening France’s power grid.

Smart Grid proposals outlined in report

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A report has been released that identifies the issues and priorities for developing technical standards and an architecture for a US Smart Grid. focus was placed on electric transportation with the current grid and market infrastructure unable to support the mass deployment of plug-in electric vehicles.

GE and Nissan to work on integrating electric vehicles and smart grid

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Every so often this salivation bubbles up with articles glowing with

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Oklahoma Adds Fee For Homes To Connect Solar, Wind Power To Grid

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Renewable-energy advocates have cranked up the outrage machine at a surcharge imposed by Oklahoma on homes that connect rooftop solar panels or wind-turbine generators to the grid. Ten days ago, the Oklahoma House passed S.B. 1455 without debate, and Governor Mary Fallin is expected to sign it. The bill provides that by the end of next year

NEC Energy to use 24M semi-solid Li-ion batteries in its grid storage systems

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NEC Energy Solutions combines ESS and intelligent controls to deliver innovative, tailored, technology solutions for electric grid, backup power and lead-acid replacement applications. Battery start-up 24M and NEC Energy Solutions, Inc. —Bud Collins, CEO of NEC Energy Solutions, Inc. Brief

Electric Merivas to test smart grid technology

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Tags: Vauxhall electric electric car meRegioMobil Meriva Opel Smart Grid

Electric Car Pioneers Celebrate 10 Years Of Driving On Grid Power

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The era of the modern electric car essentially began in December 2010, when the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt first went on sale. Yet some people have been driving electric cars much longer than that. In honor of its own 10th anniversary, electric-car advocacy group Plug-In America has compiled a list of 10 electric car "pioneers." DON''T MISS.

Fraunhofer ESK demonstrating vehicle-to-grid communications based on ISO/IEC 15118 and IEC 61850 standards

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Fraunhofer ESK is developing underlying communication methods for a uniform energy management system for power grids and electric vehicles. The reference system is intended to help charging station and e-vehicle manufacturers and grid operators implement the communication standards and test their products for standards compliance.