Pecan Street launches Texas’ first grid-connected vehicle-to-grid research and testing center

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launched Texas’ first grid-tied vehicle-to-grid (V2G) testing center at its lab in Austin, turning electric vehicles into a dispatchable load shaving tool for the municipally-owned electric utility, Austin Energy. V2G technologies allow us to unlock the potential of EVs for cleaner transit and a cleaner grid. New grid-tied V2G equipment installed at Pecan Street’s lab in Austin, TX. Austin, Texas-based energy research organization Pecan Street Inc.

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HOMER Grid software now models EV charging stations

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HOMER Energy by UL, a global developer of energy modeling software, announced that HOMER Grid , software for designing grid-tied distributed energy projects, can now model how hybrid systems power electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Project engineers and designers have a growing need to respond to increased demand for EV charging stations, as well as a growing awareness that electric vehicles should be charged with affordable, clean energy in order to reduce carbon emissions.

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

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At the 21 st UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris this week, Nissan announced the development of a Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) system which will allow drivers to operate as individual energy hubs with the ability to store, use or return electricity to the grid. Nissan will commence Smart Grid trials in partnership with multinational energy manufacturer and distributor, ENEL. Electric (Battery) Smart charging Smart Grid V2X

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DOE provides $65M for “connected communities” of buildings powered to transform electric system

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $65 million through its Connected Communities funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to expand DOE’s network of grid-interactive efficient building communities nationwide. ( A Grid?interactive Infrastructure Market Background Smart Gri

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EVgo launches grid-tied public fast charging system with second-life batteries

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EVgo has integrated second-life BMW i3 batteries to store energy from the grid generated during peak solar hours and later use that stored energy to fast-charge EVgo customers during periods of high demand. In addition to reducing curtailment of solar or wind power, a benefit to all grid users, EVgo is also commercially demonstrating the reuse of EV batteries for grid benefit.

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California roadmap for grid-connected energy storage technology

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The California Independent System Operator (ISO), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) unveiled a comprehensive roadmap to assess the current market environment and regulatory policies for connecting new energy storage technology to the state’s power grid. Reducing costs of integrating and connecting to the grid.

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Electrovaya to deliver portable 500 kW battery grid storage system to Con Edison

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Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy, will design, build and deliver a 500 kW lithium-ion battery system to add energy resilience and efficiency to electric grid. The system will be designed to meet Con Edison’s requirements and ultimately be utilized for grid support and as an alternative to the standard mobile diesel systems. Electrovaya, under New York Governor Andrew M.

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Nissan and Endesa collaborating to deliver vehicle-to-grid systems to market

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The two companies have agreed to collaborate on the following activities: Introduction of V2G services in the European market; Exploring the use of second-life EV batteries for stationary applications (including households, buildings, grid); and. Designing and evaluating potential affordable energy and mobility pack offers. Electricity generated by solar panels or wind turbines can be used to charge a vehicle, to power the home or business, or to feed back to the grid.

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Next 10 reports explore rapid changes to California grid driven by EVs, distributed energy resources and community choice aggregation

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California’s grid is facing an era of rapid change. Three reports from Next 10 , an independent, non-profit, non-partisan think tank, explore how the grid might be challenged or helped by the rise of electric vehicles; by the increase in distributed energy resources, such as rooftop solar panels; and by the growth of community choice aggregation, which allows cities and counties to join together to purchase electricity on behalf of their community members.

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DOE Awarding $620M for Smart Grid Demonstration and Energy Storage Projects

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The US Department of Energy is awarding $620 million for projects around the country to demonstrate advanced Smart Grid technologies and integrated systems. These 32 demonstration projects, which include large-scale energy storage, smart meters, distribution and transmission system monitoring devices, plug-in vehicles, and a range of other smart technologies, will act as models for deploying integrated Smart Grid systems on a broader scale. Tags: Batteries Smart Grid

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DOE launches ARIES integrated energy systems research platform at NREL

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As our Nation’s energy system continues to undergo dramatic transformations, there is a growing need for research on how to best integrate all of our energy resources on the grid in order to provide the most reliable and affordable electricity to the American people. Electric (Battery) Market Background Smart Grid

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U. Mich spinout Spider9 offering dynamic control systems for grid-scale batteries and solar arrays

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The control systems boost the cost efficiency of grid-scale batteries and solar fields by constantly monitoring individual cells within a battery or solar installation, and making real-time adjustments in electrical architecture to optimize system performance. The control system improves the energy harvests, reliability and life of both grid scale batteries and solar fields.

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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. We have always believed in DC Grid solutions, they work, they save fuel use and have lower emissions. We believe this amazing solution, Odin’s Eye, will make it more affordable for more owners who want economic, flexible and reliable solutions. The complete integrated DC-Grid system consists of: QUEST - Energy Storage System (Batteries).

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ARPA-E awards $43M to 19 energy storage projects to advance electric vehicle and grid technologies

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These projects are supported through two new ARPA-E programs—Advanced Management and Protection of Energy Storage Devices (AMPED) and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)—and will focus on innovations in battery management and storage to advance electric vehicle technologies, help improve the efficiency and reliability of the electrical grid and provide important energy security benefits to US armed forces. Vanadium flow batteries for grid-scale energy storage.

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EPA plans to roll back emissions standards on power plants

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The new proposed rule, which the EPA calls the "Affordable Clean Energy" rule, would eliminate Obama-era standards that would have required power plants to reduce carbon. EPA air pollution power gridAfter wiping out plans to continue boosting fuel economy standards earlier this month, the EPA on Tuesday proposed rolling back emissions standards on electric power plants.

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California Energy Commission awards nearly $400,000 to UC Davis for wind forecasting for grid operator

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The California Energy Commission has awarded $398,662 to the University of California, Davis to develop a forecasting tool that can be used by the state’s grid operator to respond to sudden changes in wind power production. The research is intended to help better integrate wind power into the electrical grid and improve the reliability of California's generation system, said Energy Commission Chair Dr. Robert Weisenmiller.

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ExxonMobil invests $15M in University of Texas at Austin Energy Institute; renewable energy, battery technologies and power grid modeling

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Research projects are expected to cover a range of emerging technologies, and will take advantage of the university’s capabilities in renewable energy, battery technologies and power grid modeling. to advance carbonate fuel cell technology to enhance the affordability of carbon capture from natural gas-fueled power plants.

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The electric car and grid parity - OregonLive.com

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Oregon cant afford to play that game, or at least not at those levels, but McCabe thinks it remains a serious contender for Norwegian electric car manufacturer Think.

DOT to award up to $60M for advanced transportation and congestion management projects; V2X, ITS and mobility services

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Integration of intelligent transportation systems with the Smart Grid and other energy distribution and charging systems. Deployment of technologies for a multimodal transportation system provides safe, reliable, and affordable connections to employment, education, obtain and provide healthcare, and other essential services. Car Sharing Connected vehicles Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Mobility services Smart Grid Urban mobility V2X

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Honda and Ford separately launching smart home demos

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The Honda Energy Management System introduces a smart-grid technology that will actively manage energy use and communicate with the homeowner and utility provider, allowing the home to maximize its energy efficiency while responding to the needs of the electrical grid, thereby minimizing the impacts of solar generation and electric vehicle charging on the utility grid. Market Background Plug-ins Smart charging Smart Grid Sustainability American Honda Motor Co.,

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CalSEED awards $4.2M to early-stage clean energy innovations

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To help California mitigate its ever-growing wildfires, this year CalSEED has included companies that are innovating in technologies that will build wildfire resiliency into the grid. Five of the 28 innovations will help protect the grid from wildfires/PSPSs, four of these five will provide climate and weather risk prediction to electric infrastructure and services, and one is a hard tech innovation to reinforce transmission lines.

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California utilities submit projects to CPUC to expand EV infrastructure, adoption and awareness

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Utility support ensures that the transition to electric transportation results in efficient management of the grid and renewable resources, as well as safe, reliable and affordable electricity for all. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Plug-ins Policy Smart charging Smart Grid

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Exploring the adoption of EVs in the US, Europe and China; charging scenarios and infrastructure

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Source: “Electric Vehicle Grid Integration”. Supportive policies should work to ensure that EV owners are able to capture the full economic value of their decision to fuel switch from electricity to gasoline, including any benefits to the grid operator, and any emission reduction benefits, in addition to realizing the savings from replacing gasoline or diesel fuel with electricity. —“Electric Vehicle Grid Integration”.

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DOE seeks to cut cost of Level 2 EV charging equipment in half in 3 years; $12M FOA

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) has issued a funding opportunity announcement (DE-FOA-0000554) for up to $12 million in cost-shared projects to develop and make available to the market in three years smart-grid capable Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) at half of the current costs of commercially available EVSE with comparable functionalities. L2 Smart Grid-Capable EVSE for Residential Use.

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DOE announces $31M in funding to advance H2@Scale

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The focus of H2@Scale is to enable affordable and reliable large-scale hydrogen generation, transport, storage, and utilization in the United States across multiple sectors. By producing hydrogen when power generation exceeds load, electrolyzers can reduce curtailment of renewables and contribute to grid stability. Key challenges to the H2@Scale concept include affordability, reliability, and performance of emerging hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

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As Solar Installations Soar, Utilities Confront Distributed Renewable Power

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As solar cells become more affordable, utility companies must ponder the impact of a larger portion of U.S. homes and businesses that either disconnect from the grid or buy only a fraction of their previous electricity As electric-car sales continue to grow, major changes are expected to come to the electricity infrastructure used to power them.

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DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

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The new ARPA-E selections focus on accelerating innovations in clean technology while increasing US competitiveness in rare earth alternatives and breakthroughs in biofuels, thermal storage, grid controls, and solar power electronics. stores energy from the sun to be released onto the grid at a. used without a grid infrastructure for applications such as. Laboratory, Grid. power grid. of the transmission grid. the grid. accurate for grid control.

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Toyota develops charger with Internet-based connectivity function for EVs and PHVs; Smart Center on the Windows Azure cloud

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affordably priced charger with a telecommunications function. TMC will display the G-Station at the Toyota booth at the Smart Grid Exhibition. Infrastructure Plug-ins Smart charging Smart GridThe G-Station system. Click to enlarge. Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and TMC’s customer-service IT company Toyota Media Service have co-developed a charger for electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHVs). Sales of.

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Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid plug-in minivan

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The Nissan Leaf won that year because it was the sole affordable battery-electric vehicle on the market. Over the next seven years, more than two dozen vehicles that plug in to the grid to recharge. In 2011, Green Car Reports launched an award for the new car, or family of cars, that represented the best green vehicle introduced for the model year. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy

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Just 2 More Weeks Till Sunstock 2017! Are You Ready to Rock L.A.?

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Tickets are ridiculously affordable and every sale goes to fund GRID Alternatives’ install of a solar PV system for A Safe Place for Youth , a homeless youth shelter on the West Side. If you were with me last summer at Sunstock 2016 held on the Autry Museum field you know what a blast we had from start to finish. The best music. The best audience. The best vibe. Great food and drink. And all of it powered by the sun and the solar PV systems on site.

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DOE announces approximately $64M in funding for 18 projects to advance H2@Scale

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $64 million in Fiscal Year 2020 funding for 18 projects that will support the H2@Scale vision for affordable hydrogen production, storage, distribution, and use. The projects will feature collaborations with EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office on manufacturing reliable and affordable electrolyzers and with EERE’s Vehicle Technologies Office on developing low-cost, high-strength carbon fiber for hydrogen storage tanks.

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eMotorWerks and LO3 Energy partner on local energy trading platform between EVs and renewable microgrid projects

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eMotorWerks, a subsidiary of the Enel Group’s new advanced energy services business line Enel X , and LO3 Energy , a company that facilitates local energy marketplaces through blockchain-based services, have launched a partnership to use JuiceNet ’s smart-grid control technology for a series of microgrid + EVs projects with the joint goal of exploring high-value use cases for local energy markets.

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CAISO, CPUC, and CEC issue preliminary report on causes of August rotating outages in California

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The analysis also outlines short-term and longer-term actions to mitigate electricity shortages and ensure delivery of clean, reliable, and affordable energy. In transitioning to a reliable, clean and affordable resource mix, resource planning targets have not kept pace to lead to sufficient resources that can be relied upon to meet demand in the early evening hours.

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Xcel Energy wants 1.5M EVs in its service areas by 2030; 30x increase from today

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Electric vehicles are the next frontier in the clean energy transition, and we are committed to making charging EVs easy, convenient and affordable for customers. In addition to helping customers who own EVs charge up at home and on the go, its programs aim to give all customers access to clean, affordable, electric transportation. Utility holding company Xcel Energy wants 1.5 million electric vehicles in its service areas by 2030.

2020 108

Garage Lessons: Charging in The Real World

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It''s simple and affordable by America''s small and medium sized employers. And they can be made Level 2 ready with proper wiring and conduit for the day five or ten years hence when EVs can partake of all the the "grid smarts" envisioned. Interoperability," once we decide what we are talking about, and "smart" charging capable of providing grid services some day, will not sell one PEV now.

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KU Leuven team creates solar panel that produces hydrogen from moisture in air

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It is not connected to the gas grid. It only uses power from the grid in the winter. We wanted to design something sustainable that is affordable and can be used practically anywhere. The researchers, however, say that it should be affordable. Bioscience engineers at KU Leuven have created a solar panel that produces hydrogen gas from moisture in the air.

2019 105

The Workplace Charging Challenge

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Given its range, and the rapidly growing free Supercharger network, the Tesla Model S works well for virtually everyone who can afford one. It’s also grid-friendly. It’s been one full year since first Tesla S deliveries began. In the luxury car market you can feel that the ground has begun to shift. After numerous awards and accolades, it seems fair to say that the best luxury car is an electric car.

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DOE releases request for information on multi-sector uses of hydrogen; H2@Scale

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H2@Scale recognizes and applies hydrogen’s multifaceted utility as a connectivity tool to improve the efficiency and resiliency of the electrical grid and of the transportation sector, and to realize gains in the various industries using or producing hydrogen that can enable cross-sector benefits.

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Argonne and University of Illinois to form Midwest Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition

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As a consequence, the Midwestern states have some of the highest levels of renewable energy on their grids. The Midwest also has a large nuclear energy component to its electric power grid, and hydrogen production from electrolysis using nuclear electricity at times of low power demand can help to improve the economics of these existing power stations.

2019 69

TEPCO takes a stake in UK-based stationary storage company Moixa Energy

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Moixa offers a compact and affordable smart battery for residential customers that helps households to save money by storing spare solar or cheap tariff electricity. In addition, its cloud-based GridShare platform helps manage and aggregate distributed storage resources, thereby delivering grid services and savings for the energy system. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.

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Bloom Energy announces hydrogen-powered energy servers to make always-on renewable electricity a reality

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At peak times, some US states and countries already have more renewable power than their grids can handle. The production, storage and dispatch of hydrogen from excess renewable power is the most scalable, affordable and efficient solution to the problem of balancing renewable power supply and demand. Bloom Energy, a developer of solid oxide fuel cell power generators, announced the ability of its Energy Servers to operate on renewable hydrogen.

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Ford Teams Up With Microsoft

Revenge of the Electric Car

The alliance also makes sense because the ongoing Ford-Microsoft Sync alliance gave Ford the industry’s best affordable Bluetooth-and-iPod solution with more than 2 million Sync cars shipped to date. The alliance also makes sense because the ongoing Ford-Microsoft Sync alliance gave Ford the industry’s best affordable Bluetooth-and-iPod solution with more than 2 million Sync cars shipped to date.

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Smart Meters and Electric Cars

Revenge of the Electric Car

While many people are wringing their hands over how the grid, old and cranky as it is, will be able to handle the millions of EVs that will be on our roads in the years to come, several forward-thinking utilities are beginning to implement the smart meters that will enable the grid to handle the added load by timing the charging to when the capacity is there to handle it. The grid today could handle many millions of EVs charging late at night when rates are lowest.

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