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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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). Dr. Matteo Muratori, a transportation and energy systems engineer at NREL, developed highly resolved models of residential power demand and PEV use to assess the impact of uncoordinated in-home PEV charging on residential power demand.

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Scotland power boss: Peak charging could cause grid problems

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could burden the power grid if owners opt to charge those. smart grid UK electric utilities charging Scotland charging infrastructure Charging stationsVastly greater numbers of electric cars on United Kingdom roads could pose problems for the power supplies used to recharge them—if, that is, they all plug in during the day. Frank Mitchell, head of SP Energy Networks a unit of ScottishPower, said a rush to electric cars in the U.K.

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Mitsubishi Motors, NewMotion, Nuvve in vehicle-to-grid pilot in Netherlands with Outlander PHEV

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has launched a Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) pilot, with the first charge point already being utilized with Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV’s in-vehicle storage batteries. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Smart charging Smart Grid V2X

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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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. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Smart charging Smart Grid

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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. The study has two parts, a managed charge pilot program involving BMW i3 owners and a battery second life energy storage system. Grid efficiency through managed charging, combined with a used EV battery “second-life” system.

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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. Grid readiness certificate: Parker will specify the technical parameters (grid keys) needed by electric vehicles to provide power and energy services to the grid.

2017 81

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

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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. EV charging at IZS. Charging an electric vehicle fleet poses high requirements on the energy system.

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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 ”. Creative approaches identified in this roadmap are expected to lead to EV charging behavior that is beneficial or at least not adverse to grid reliability.

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Renault creates new grid-energy subsidiary: Renault Energy Services

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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 function much like a start-up and its objective is to invest in smart grid-related projects by forging privileged ties with the energy industry’s various stakeholders. Renault electric vehicles connected to smart grids will benefit from more economical, lower-carbon electricity.

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Proterra introduces new high power interoperable EV charging technology; J1772- and J3105-compliant, OCPP

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At the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Bus & Paratransit Conference, electric bus manufacturer Proterra has introduced high-power charging options to make a 100% electric bus fleet more easily achievable.

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eMotorWerks launches JuiceNet enterprise cloud platform for EV charging

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eMotorWerks, part of the Enel Group’s new advanced energy services division Enel X, has launched the JuiceNet Enterprise solution to simplify the management of large numbers of electric vehicle charging stations across multiple sites. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Smart charging

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IBM, Honda, and PG&E partner on smarter charging for EVs; utilities to communicate charging instructions directly based on grid conditions

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and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) on a new pilot project that will allow communication between electric vehicles (EVs) and the power grid. This project will demonstrate and test an electric vehicle’s ability to receive and respond to charge instructions based on the grid condition and the vehicle’s battery state. Once plugged into a charge post, the Honda Fit EV initiates a charge request via the vehicles telematics system.

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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. 27 electric vehicle charging stations.

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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. Battelle staff developed the new Grid Command Distribution software internally as part of its work over the past two years as part of an ongoing smart grid demonstration project in Ohio: AEP Ohio’s gridSMART program, sponsored by the DOE. Simulation Smart charging Smart Grid

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EPRI, 8 automakers and 15 utilities to create an open grid integration platform for plug-in electric vehicles

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The Electric Power Research Institute, 8 automakers and 15 utilities are working to develop and to demonstrate an open platform that would integrate plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) with smart grid technologies enabling utilities to support PEV charging regardless of location. The open platform will simplify and streamline V2G (vehicle-to-grid) communications, enabling PEVs to provide grid services and increasing the overall value proposition of plug-in vehicles.

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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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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 results of the project, released this week in a project report available via the DiUS website , showed that drivers could save around $250 each year—about 50% of their charging costs—just by using grid-friendly smart charging technology.

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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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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. Charge.

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US and Japan collaborating on smart grid project in Hawaii; EV operation and charging, including grid-balancing services

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have been selected as contractors for a joint US-Japan collaboration supporting a Smart Grid project on the Hawaiian island of Maui. The project goal is to verify the use of advanced technologies in a smart grid under the use of large volumes of renewable energy already in place, to contribute to smart grid standards, and to implement a low-carbon social infrastructure system that efficiently uses renewable energy on a remote island where electricity costs are relatively high.

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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. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Smart charging Smart Gri

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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. 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. The software is an advanced software platform for integrating plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) with smart grid technologies.

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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.

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?

CPUC approves SDG&E pilot EV grid integration project; 3,500 charging stations at 350 sites, dynamic pricing

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The program features dynamic pricing—a time-variant rate—that creates incentives for charging when renewable energy is most available. Fifty percent of SDG&E’s customers live in multi-family communities, without easy access to vehicle charging.

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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. The software is an advanced software platform for integrating plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) with smart grid technologies. The process for managing PEV charging will be transparent to the vehicle owner.

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NREL releases interim test plan for evaluating vehicle-to-grid applications

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a technical report that provides an interim test plan for evaluating vehicle-to-grid (V2G) applications. Plug-ins Smart charging Smart Grid V2GSimple block diagram of an EV with V2G.

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OpenLV project proposes opening up local electricity usage data to improve EV charging

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A new initiative in the UK is proposing opening up data from local electricity substations to provide network operators with much-needed information about levels of capacity for charging EVs on local electricity networks. This makes it difficult to know whether a cluster of EVs charging at peak times will push the demand over the limit. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Plug-ins Resilience Smart charging Smart Grid

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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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Vattenfall, BMW and Bosch test second-life EV battery electricity storage in Hamburg for grid stabilization

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Vattenfall, BMW and Bosch are testing the use of second-life EV batteries in a 2 MW, 2,800 kWh energy storage system in Hamburg, Germany, to keep the electricity grid stable. The storage facility delivers primary control reserve power necessary to keep the 50 Hz grid frequency stable.

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BMW, Mercedes to offer wireless-charging options for plug-in hybrids next year

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Every one of the modern electric cars on the market for almost seven years requires plugging in a cord to recharge the battery using grid electricity. Inserting the cord into the socket takes just a few seconds, and most cars today are charged overnight.

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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. The Smart Grid set of APIs is among the first to be offered outside of the company. Charging data.

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ChargePoint’s roadmap: EV charging 80% home/work, 20% public/fast, “virtual batteries” for utilities

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ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, is rapidly expanding both its technical capability with the introduction of its modular Express Plus EV fast-charging platform (up to 400 kW) ( earlier post ) as well as its geographic reach with its expansion into Europe ( earlier post ). with wide deployment of electric vehicles—80% of charging will be at home or at work, while 20% will be public—i.e.,

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UK Government to award US$26M to EV-to-grid projects

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The UK Government will award £20 million (US$26 million) to support the development of electric vehicles capable of returning electricity to the grid. The projects will investigate technology that allows plug-in electric vehicles to not only draw power from the grid when charging but return it to people’s homes or back to the grid. As this number grows they become a resource for a smart electricity grid.

2017 65

Daimler & enercity storing new replacement EV batteries in working 15 MWh grid storage system; “living storage”

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By marketing the storage capacity on the German market for primary balancing power (PRL), the business model makes an important contribution to stabilization of the power grid and to the economic efficiency of electromobility. specific charging and discharging for the purpose of preservation. The innovative approach adopted by the partners balancing power demand from the grid automatically ensures the required cycling of the batteries. Batteries Electric (Battery) Smart Gri

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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. Ensure continued reliability during grid transformation. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Power Generation Smart charging Smart Grid

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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. Over a 12-hour period, PEV charging would add 98 MW.

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