UPS-led SEUL consortium switches on smart-grid fleet charging solution in London; maxing out on EVs without expensive grid upgrades

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A UPS-led consortium has deployed new smart-grid charging technology in London that overcomes the challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) without the need for the expensive upgrade to the power supply grid.

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Ricardo supporting Active Response trial to unlock grid capacity for electric vehicles

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Ricardo is supporting a trial run by UK Power Networks into using smart grid technology to unlock spare capacity for increased electric vehicle use—maximizing the power available from existing infrastructure while avoiding costly network reinforcement or substation replacement. The project, called Active Response , will trial a responsive, automated electricity network that reconfigures itself, moving spare capacity to where the demand is.

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NREL study finds that uncoordinated plug-in vehicle charging could prove challenging to the grid

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An influx of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) charging without coordination could prove challenging to the nation’s electric grid, according to research conducted by the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Previous research into the amount of energy required by homes hasn’t taken into account plug-in electric vehicles. —John Farrell, NREL’s laboratory program manager for vehicle technologies.

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

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The world’s largest 2nd-life battery storage unit will soon go into operation in the Westphalian town of Lünen. The stationary storage unit, with a total capacity of 13 MWh, uses second-life battery systems from the second generation of smart electric drive vehicles.

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Hawaii study finds vehicle-to-grid discharge detrimental to EV batteries

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Results of a study by a team at the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, SOEST, University of Hawaii at Manoa, suggest that the additional cycling to discharge vehicle batteries to the power grid in a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) scenario, even at constant power, is detrimental to EV battery cell performance.

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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.

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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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The announcement comes four weeks after Tesla Motors announced its own entry into the ESS market with the home PowerWall Li-ion battery system ( earlier post ), although Daimler has been considering the move for several years. The battery modules with an energy capacity of 2.5

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Danish Parker project developing universal definition for EV integration with electric grid for V2G services

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Nissan, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, PSA Groupe, NUVVE, Frederiksberg Forsyning, Enel, Insero and DTU (Technical University of Denmark) Electrical Engineering (PowerLabDK) are partnering in the Danish project Parker to develop a universal definition for grid integration for electric vehicles. Parker represents the next technology readiness level by allowing balancing services to be applied to a fleet of electric vehicles.

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Boulder Electric Vehicle and Coritech Services demonstrate Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) charging with electric truck

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Boulder Electric Vehicle and Coritech Services have demonstrated bi-directional DC fast charging, making Boulder Electric Vehicle the first electric truck company to implement Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) charging.

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Enel acquires eMotorWerks to provide grid balancing solutions and tap into US e-mobility market

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through its US subsidiary EnerNOC, has acquired California-based eMotorWerks, a North American supplier of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, called JuiceBox, and owner and operator of JuiceNet, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for the smart management of EV charging and other distributed energy storage facilities. The acquisition of eMotorWerks marks Enel’s entrance into the US electric mobility market. Enel S.p.A.,

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Could plug-in electric vehicles solve grid energy imbalances?

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Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles don’t just have the potential to reduce emissions – they could also help meet the significant energy imbalances on the power grid that can be created by large amounts of wind generation. Electric cars Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news battery electric vehicles grid grid imbalances plug-in hybrid electric vehicles V2GFull V2GHalf vehicle to grid

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UC Riverside opening Sustainable Integrated Grid Initiative; integration of solar energy, battery storage and electric and hybrid vehicles

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Schematic of the “New Grid Testbed” components, including renewable energy generation, energy storage, smart distribution and electric transportation Click to enlarge. Two megawatt-hours of battery energy storage. 27 electric vehicle charging stations.

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Groupe PSA and partners launch GridMotion; reducing electric vehicle usage cost with smart charging

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Groupe PSA, Direct Energie, Enel, Nuvve, Proxiserve and the Technical University of Denmark have launched the GridMotion project with the aim of evaluating possible savings achieved by real-life electric vehicle (EV) users through the implementation of smart charging and discharging strategies for EVs. Even further savings could be achieved by providing grid balancing services through a Vehicle to Grid (V2G) system.

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Renault creates new grid-energy subsidiary: Renault Energy Services

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Groupe Renault, Europe’s number one manufacturer of electric vehicles, has formed a new subsidiary: Renault Energy Services. The aim of this new subsidiary is to have an active presence in the energy and smart grid sectors, both of which are fundamental to the expansion of electric mobility. Renault Energy Services will focus chiefly on the development of smart charging, vehicle to grid interaction and second-life batteries.

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Chubu Electric Power, Toyota partner on reuse and subsequent recycling of NiMH and Li-ion electrified vehicle batteries

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Chubu Electric Power Co., and Toyota Motor Corporation have agreed to start a verification project that entails construction of a large-capacity storage battery system that reuses electrified vehicle batteries, as well as examination of the recycling of used batteries.

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GE Introduces Residential Smart Grid-Compatible Electric Vehicle Charger

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GE unveiled the residential GE WattStation electric vehicle charger. In addition to the GE WattStation, GE recently announced two new partnerships to advance electric vehicle adoption.

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Parker Project demonstrates cross-brand V2G in Denmark; more tests of grid services slated

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The Parker Project has used a fleet of four vehicles from Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, PSA Groupe and Nissan to demonstrate that vehicles from different car brands can contribute to supporting the electricity grid with vehicle to grid (V2G) services.

AeroVironment and eMotorWerks partner to offer smart advanced electric vehicle charging solutions

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AeroVironment and eMotorWerks , a provider of intelligent and cloud-connected smart-grid charging solutions, are partnering to deliver smart advanced EV charging solutions. By integrating eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet smart-grid EV charging platform into AeroVironment’s line of consumer and OEM EV charging solutions , both companies aim to provide increased charging capabilities to customers and electric demand load aggregation for utilities.

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Hybrid Kinetic H600 microturbine range-extended electric vehicle concept runs 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds

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At the Geneva Auto Show, the China-based Hybrid Kinetic group unveiled the H600 microturbine range-extended electric vehicle sedan concept, produced together with its vehicle design and engineering partner, Pininfarina. of the ICE vehicles, respectively, HKG said.

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DOE, NREL and Toyota collaborating on integrating plug-in electric vehicles into power grid

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The US Department of Energy (DOE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America have launched a collaborative research effort on integrating plug-in electric vehicles into the power grid. The Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) is one of the only megawatt-scale test facilities in the United States that integrates electricity, thermal, and fuel systems with high performance modeling and simulation capabilities.

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. vehicles. a battery pack.

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California ISO publishes roadmap for integrating EVs into grid

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Summary of the path to enable EVs to provide grid services. The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) has released a blueprint for integrating electric vehicles (EVs) into the grid: “ California Vehicle-Grid Integration Roadmap: Enabling Vehicle-based Grid Services ”. million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on California roads by 2025. Electric (Battery) Policy Smart charging Smart Grid V2X

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Researchers developing DC micro smart grid for charging EV fleets; Li-ion, redox flow batteries and renewables

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Up to 30 electric vehicles at a time can recharge in Fraunhofer IAO’s parking garage. The aim of charge@work is to design a micro smart grid (MSG) capable of supplying the EV fleet with electricity produced exclusively from renewable sources.

2014 78

New EU/US lab for interoperability of e-vehicles and smart grids

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Following the Transatlantic Economic Council’s decision to promote electric vehicles and smart grid interoperability, on 29 October the European Commission inaugurated the European Interoperability Centre, a laboratory operated by the JRC. Smart grids and electric vehicles are rapidly evolving, but we have not yet harnessed their full potential. Electric (Battery) Europe Regulations Smart Grid Standards

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GE Introduces Smart Grid-Compatible Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charger

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GE introduced the GE WattStation, a Level 2 plug-in vehicle (EV) charger. Using smart grid technology, GE WattStation allows utility companies to manage the impact of electric vehicles on the local and regional grids. In addition to the GE WattStation, GE recently announced two new partnerships to advance electric vehicle adoption.

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

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The purpose of this project is to demonstrate load shifting by charging at night when demand is low, storing power produced from renewable sources in rechargeable batteries, and supplying such power back to the grid when factory facilities and offices face peak demand.

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California ISO releases five-year strategic plan; grid integration of renewable power, support for electric vehicle charging

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The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO), California’s non-profit grid operator, released its new five-year (2012-2016) strategic plan. Between now and 2020, wind and solar generation will quadruple within the ISO transmission grid at the same time electric vehicle charging increases significantly. With these factors in mind, the ISO developed a new long range planning vehicle titled Reliable Power for a Renewable Future.

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

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At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, BMW announced the BMW i ChargeForward Program—a pilot study to be undertaken by the BMW Group Technology Office, together with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E). 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.

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UPS adds battery energy storage for 118 electric vans in UK

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Electric vehicles are not only zero-emission and quieter and more pleasant to drive, they also clearly lower emissions of the carbon dioxide linked to climate change under most circumstances. For fleet operators who recharge large fleets of electric vehicles overnight, however, the load on electric grids and consequent demand charges pose a. electric utilities plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) London Commercial vehicle fleet energy storage UPS

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SDG&E seeks approval to build charging infrastructure to support ~3,000 medium/heavy electric vehicles

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Under a proposal submitted to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) this week, San Diego-based SDG&E is seeking approval to build charging infrastructure to enable about 3,000 medium/heavy-duty vehicles to go electric. To clean up the air in areas suffering from the highest levels of tailpipe emissions, 40% of the installations will be targeted for vehicles and equipment that are based in or travel through disadvantaged communities.

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Volkswagen’s first two production battery-electric vehicles debut at Frankfurt

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Volkswagen marked its serious entry into the battery-electric vehicle market with the introduction in Frankfurt of its first two series production EVs: the e-up! Dr. Martin Winterkorn said that the group has set its sights on global market leadership in electric mobility. “

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Coritech Services orders Ideal Power’s bi-directional battery converters for DoD vehicle-to-grid program

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Coritech intends to install the battery converters in its bi-directional electric vehicle charging system for use in Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) applications for the Department of Defense (DoD). Electric (Battery) Power Electronics V2X Ideal Power Inc.,

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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. to assess the effectiveness of EV batteries when used for energy management. Demand response is a strategy to make power grids more efficient by modifying consumers’ power consumption in consideration of available energy supply. This reduces electricity demand on the power grid.

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EEA: large-scale roll-out of EVs will help EU shift to green transport, but may challenge power grid

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A large scale roll-out of electric cars on European roads would result in significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions and lower levels of certain air pollutants, according to a new European Environment Agency (EEA) assessment. Electric (Battery) Emissions Europe Power Generation

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North American Grid Operators Study Concludes 1M Plug-in Electric Vehicles May Be On the Road by 2020; Staggered Charging Can Reduce Potential Negative Impact on Grid

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A group of US and Canadian power grid operators, who manage most of the North American bulk electric grid collectively, studied the effect that plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) would have on the electric power grid. While staggered charging of PEVs would reduce the potential negative impact on electric load, the power companies will need new tools to manage growth in PEV use, according to the study. ISO RTO operating regions.

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Honda joins vehicle-to-grid technology demonstration project in partnership with University of Delaware and NRG Energy

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Honda has joined a demonstration project for experimental vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology aimed at providing a potentially valuable energy storage resource to the electrical grid while providing for more cost-effective ownership of plug-in electric vehicles. Vehicle to grid is more valuable when there is a bi-directional power flow; can inverter technology be successfully adapted for vehicle to grid applications? Battery.

Connected Energy leads research collaboration to extend value-chain of second-life EV batteries

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Connected Energy , a UK provider of site-integrated energy storage solutions, is heading a £1.3-million (US$1.7-million) research collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover, WMG at University of Warwick and Videre Global to establish key components of a second-life battery value chain. Its E-STOR energy storage technology ( earlier post ) will be adapted to integrate second-life Jaguar Land Rover batteries, with other work to be undertaken by WMG on the use of varied second-life battery modules.

Ricardo, National Grid study explores market potential for grid-balancing services for plug-in vehicles

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The report, Bucks for balancing: can plug-in vehicles of the future extract cash—and carbon—from the power grid? , To achieve this, grid operators look to balancing services. Plug-in vehicles for grid balancing. Vehicle-To-Grid (V2G).

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BMW begins Phase 2 of ChargeForward Program with PG&E to study advanced electric vehicle charging; results from Phase 1

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In an effort to further understand and expand the possibilities of smart charging for electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), BMW of North America announced a second phase of its BMW ChargeForward program. BMW i3, BMW i8 and iPerformance owners in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area who are Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) customers are invited to apply for participation in a 24-month program focused on managed EV and PHEV charging.

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BASF pitching NiMH batteries for grid energy storage applications

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BASF Battery Materials will discuss its latest improvements in Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery technology for grid energy storage applications at the 8 th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition (IRES 2013), being held 18-20 November 2013 in Berlin, Germany. One technology that has been largely overlooked for grid storage is NiMH. —Michael Zelinsky, Market and Business Development Manager, BASF Battery Materials.

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