Hitachi ABB Power Grids launches EV charging system for large-scale e-mobility: Grid-eMotion Fleet

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids has launched Grid-eMotion Fleet, a scalable, modular and fully customizable solution for large-scale EV charging of smart public and commercial transport.

2020 209

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

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However, widespread use of such vehicles would pose challenges for Europe’s power grid in meeting increased electricity demand. The EEA briefing Electric vehicles and the energy sector — impacts on Europe’s future emissions looks at the impact of different scenarios that take into account the increased use of electric cars and their effect on the European Union’s (EU) energy system, and on emissions of greenhouse gases and selected air pollutants.

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Hydro-Québec and Sony forming JV to develop large-scale Li-ion energy storage system for power grids

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Hydro-Québec and Sony Corporation will establish a joint venture to research and develop a large-scale energy storage system for power grids. Furthermore, the energy storage system for such power supplies must be highly safe and reliable due to the need for an efficient and stable source of high capacity power. Sony and Hydro-Québec plan to establish the new company in June, 2014.

2014 229

GE VC Firms Announce $200M Open Innovation Challenge to Accelerate Power Grid Technology Through Open Collaboration

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GE announced a $200-million open innovation challenge that seeks breakthrough ideas to create a smarter, cleaner, more efficient electric grid, and accelerate the adoption of more efficient grid technologies. GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt unveiled the challenge, the “GE ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid,” in San Francisco 13 July. Proposals are sought in three, broad categories: Renewables, Grid and Eco Homes/Eco Buildings.

2010 161

How to Prevent a Power Outage From Becoming a Crisis

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On 4 August 2020, a tropical storm knocked out power in many parts of New York City as well as neighboring counties and states. For most people, a power outage is an inconvenience. The NYU Power Outage Dashboard helps visualize power outages in New York City.

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While some of these fires started from human carelessness—or arson—far too many were sparked and spread by the electrical power infrastructure and power lines. Power companies trim trees and inspect lines on a regular—if not particularly frequent—basis.

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Lucid Air timeline, Nissan electric future, Bolt EV deals: The Week in Reverse

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Why did our power grid get cleaner than expected in 2019? How is it that Teslas will talk? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending January 17, 2020. Fresh off the U.S.

2020 79

PHEVLERs are the Zero CO2 Clean Green Machines of the Future

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These vehicles are the green machines that will provide a critical part of the renewable and sustainable society that we need for the future. [ PHEVLERs of the future should be made with flex-fuel engines that can use any blend of biofuel to serve all of their liquid fuel needs. PHEVLERs make our electric grid more efficient. [ 15 ] Electric power grids are designed with capacity to serve the highest power peaks demanded (e.g.

2016 163

Audi opens 1.9 MWh battery storage unit on EUREF Campus in Berlin

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MWh and uses used lithium-ion batteries from development vehicles to test various interaction scenarios between electric cars and the power grid. This would allow charging with solar or wind power, depending on what is available. Further, it would potentially allow flexible reactions to short-term power fluctuations in the grid. In addition, the power supply is optimized in terms of its CO 2 neutrality. Electric (Battery) Power Generation Smart Grid

2019 237

EPRI, NREL, and U of Washington form UNIFI consortium to advance grid-forming inverters to support renewables

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and the University of Washington have formed the industry-wide Universal Interoperability for Grid-Forming Inverters (UNIFI) Consortium to advance research on grid-forming inverters supporting variable renewable energy growth across the power system. —Daniel Brooks, vice president of integrated grid and energy systems at EPRI.

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Stockton school district partners with Mobility House for electric school bus charging; savings of $500K over 5 years

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The transportation yard has been constructed for 24 chargers to accommodate future additions to the electric bus fleet and relies on The Mobility House to minimize electricity charging costs while also ensuring vehicles are readily available for assigned routes.

Japan V2G demonstrator project using EVs as virtual power plant resource; METI funding

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Seven companies—Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. TEPCO Power Grid, Inc.; Hitachi Systems Power Service, Ltd.; —have been selected by the Ministry for Economy, Transport and Infrastructure (METI) to receive grants under METI’s FY2018 Sustainable open Innovation Initiative (SII) to help fund “A Demonstrator Project for A Virtual Power Plant Utilizing Consumer Energy Resources (V2G Aggregator Project)”.

2018 195

Cree and ABB partner on silicon carbide high-power semiconductors

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and ABB’s Power Grids business are partnering to expand the rollout of silicon carbide in the rapidly-growing high-power semiconductor market. Cree’s products will be included as part of ABB’s power semiconductor product portfolio, across power grids, train and traction, industrial and e-mobility sectors. Specifically, Cree’s industry-leading silicon carbide devices will be assembled into ABB power modules. Cree, Inc.

2019 170

Jeep partnering with Electrify America to install chargers at select trailheads

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Trailhead chargers coincide with launch of 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid and will support future electrified Jeep vehicles. Jeep 4xe Charging Stations will be either directly connected to the power grid or use solar power to generate electricity.

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Study: Midwest stands to gain more than California in transition to clean power

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The Midwest, not smog-plagued California, may realize the most health benefits from a pivot to cleaner energy, according to a new study geared toward exploring the impacts of converting America's power grid to future-proof sources of electricity.

2019 65

thyssenkrupp’s water electrolysis technology qualified as primary control reserve in Germany; hydrogen production for the electricity market

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In the future thyssenkrupp’s electrolysis plants will be able to act as large-scale buffers to stabilize the power grid and compensate fluctuations quickly and flexibly. s virtual power plant. Our plants are thus making a significant contribution to ensuring both a stable power supply and the cost-effectiveness of green hydrogen. Another central requirement is the need to stabilize the power grid against short-term fluctuations.

2020 270

NSF awards UCSD team $39M to improve integration of distributed energy resources into grid; EV batteries also

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The National Science Foundation has awarded $39 million to a team of engineers and computer scientists at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) to build a first-of-its-kind testbed—DERConnect—to improve the understanding of how to integrate distributed energy sources such as solar panels, wind turbines, smart buildings and electric vehicle batteries into the power grid. We will be replicating the entire California power grid on one campus.

2020 161

NREL researchers evaluating blockchain for transactive energy applications

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Distributing grid operational decision-making is revolutionary. Today, utilities use complex software platforms called an energy management system (EMS) and advanced distribution management system (ADMS) to manage the demand, supply, and reliable delivery of electricity on the power grid.

2020 428

Volvo Cars to work with Northvolt to boost energy density in battery cells up to 50% compared to today in near-term; seeking 1000 Wh/l this decade

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Rapidly moving towards becoming a fully electric car company, Volvo Cars is bringing battery cell technology development and production closer to home and aims to tailor its future batteries to the needs of its customers: a longer range and faster charging times. Where possible, batteries that have reached the end of their lifespan will be recycled at authorized recyclers that are able to offer closed-loop recycling of critical materials for use in future batteries.

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INEES report shows intelligent integration of EVs reduces power fluctuations, but not currently economically viable

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Partners Volkswagen AG, Lichtblick SE, SMA Solar Technology AG and the Fraunhofer Institute Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) have submitted the final report from the INEES research project (Intelligent integration of electric vehicles into the power grid for the provision of system services). The findings of the report show that it is technically possible to absorb grid power fluctuations by connecting electric vehicles to the power supply.

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Largest pilot plant for CO2-neutral production of hydrogen begins operation at voestalpine site in Linz

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As part of the EU-funded H2FUTURE project, partners voestalpine, VERBUND, Siemens, Austrian Power Grid, K1-MET and TNO are researching into the industrial production of green hydrogen as a means of replacing fossil fuels in steel production over the long term.

2019 209

Volkswagen Group Components and DU-POWER establish JV for flexible quick-charging stations in China

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Volkswagen Group Components and the start-up Shanghai DU-POWER New Energy Technical Co., The planned joint venture with DU-POWER therefore represents a significant milestone as we continue to make progress along the path to electric mobility.

2020 240

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. This bidirectional charging is known as Grid-to-vehicle (G2V) and Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) respectively. …

2017 190

BMW of North America & California Bioenergy expand partnership to provide clean energy for EV charging

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The collaboration aims to power EVs in California with clean energy, and generate cleaner air in the state by leveraging the latest biodigester technology to create renewable energy by capturing methane from manure to feed back into the power grid. The methane emission reductions at the farm, when combined with the renewable energy generation, result in carbon emission reductions equivalent to providing clean power to over 17,000 electric vehicles per year.

National Research Council Report on Americas Energy Future Highlights Vehicle Efficiency Technologies, Conversion of Biomass and Coal-to-Liquids Fuels, and Electrifying the Light Duty Fleet with PHEVs, BEVs and FCVs

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Source: America’s Energy Future, Fig. The report ( America’s Energy Future: Technology and Transformation ) of the Committee on America’s Energy Future addresses a potential new portfolio of energy-supply and end-use technologies—their states of development, costs, implementation barriers, and impacts—both at present and projected over the next two to three decades. the power grid) are urgently needed. America’s Energy Future: Technology and Transformation.

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UL establishes new electric vehicle battery laboratory in China to advance battery, charging systems safety

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Tests will focus on battery safety, charging systems, grid integration and provide EV and power battery manufacturers with reliability verification, functional safety of battery management system, as well as V2G charging, power grid integration, repurposing batteries, energy storage system and functional safety services—all within a single lab.

2019 184

Japan team evaluates battery-assisted low-cost hydrogen production from solar energy

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Researchers from Japan’s NIMS (National Institute for Materials Science), the University of Tokyo and Hiroshima University have jointly conducted a techno-economic analysis for hydrogen production from photovoltaic power generation (PV) utilizing a battery-assisted electrolyzer. System capable of adjusting the amount of battery charge/discharge and the amount of electrolysis hydrogen production in relation to the amount of solar power generated.

2019 319

Daimler Trucks E-Mobility Group starts global initiative for electric-truck charging infrastructure

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In addition, the participants are also concerned with aspects such as optimized load management of the electricity grid and sustainable electricity supply.

2020 335

Highview Power and Encore Renewable Energy to co-develop the first long-duration, liquid-air energy storage system in US

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Highview Power Storage, Inc., With Highview Power’s liquid air energy storage solution, excess or off-peak electricity is used to clean and compress air which is then stored in liquid form in insulated tanks at temperatures approaching -320 ?F Batteries Power Generation Smart Grid

2019 307

BMW launches BMW i ChargeForward pilot in SF Bay Area

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Working with a group of nearly 100 BMW i3 drivers, selected from approximately 400 applicants, BMW i ChargeForward will demonstrate how intelligent management of electric vehicle charging can contribute to optimizing electric power grid efficiency while reducing total cost of electric vehicle ownership. The benefit to PG&E of more efficient use of existing power grid resources through EV charging management is passed on in the form of monetary incentives to program participants.

2015 278

Volkswagen Group sets up new group company for energy and charging: Elli

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Thorsten Nicklaß, formerly CEO of the Digital Energy Solutions joint venture and now designated CEO of Elli, announced that the new Volkswagen Group company would also offer to customers outside the Group green power from renewable sources that was 100% CO 2 -neutral. The company will gradually be building up a portfolio of intelligent power tariffs, Wallboxes and charging stations as well as an IT-based energy management system. “We

2019 252

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

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The battery systems are manufactured and reprocessed at the Daimler subsidiary ACCUMOTIVE, used in electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles from Daimler AG, and the installation and marketing of stationary battery storage units in the energy markets by The Mobility House and GETEC, through to recycling the battery systems at the end of their lifecycle and feeding the valuable raw materials back into the production cycle, which will be the future responsibility of REMONDIS.

2015 287

Honda, American Electric Power developing 2nd life applications for used EV batteries

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Honda is conducting research with Ohio-based electric utility American Electric Power to develop a network of used electric vehicle (EV) batteries that could be integrated into AEP’s electricity system. The increasing volume of EVs has the potential to strain the power grid, including spikes in demand during early evening hours when drivers plug in their EVs after work.

2019 236

Audi involved in EEBUS standard for intelligent connection of EVs and buildings

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The electric car will play an important role as a power consumer in the digital energy world. Because of this, the new power consumers not only present an additional load on the power grid, but can potentially serve as flexible storage devices in the context of the variable availability of solar and wind power. However, this requires all large power generators and consumers to be connected in order to ensure intelligent control of power requirements.

2019 192

BP forming 50:50 biofuels JV with Bunge in Brazil; growing existing biofuels business >50%

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This is another large-scale example of BP’s commitment to play a leading role in a rapid transition to a low carbon future. This combination will unlock new possibilities for improved efficiency and future growth in this key market. It will also generate renewable electricity—fueled by waste biomass from the sugar cane—through its cogeneration facilities to power all its sites and sell surplus electricity to the Brazilian power grid.

2019 272

Tesla Megapack batteries activated for 100 MW battery project in CA—one of the largest in the country

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Arevon Asset Management has activated a 100 MW/400 MWh Saticoy battery storage system, powered by Tesla Megapacks, in Ventura County, California. The 100 MW battery storage system will provide enough power to power the city of Oxnard for four hours or all of Ventura County for 30 minutes.

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80x30: U.S. Clean Energy Standard Accelerates Transition to Renewables

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Joe Biden may have called for 100% clean power in the United States by 2035, but he didn't set a clear path to get there. To reach the 80x30 goal, the US power grid would need to add between 60 and 80 GW of new clean power every year (double the record 35 GW of renewables added in 2020).

PGE showcases 5MW Li-ion grid energy storage system; transactive control

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Portland General Electric showcased its 5 MW lithium-ion energy storage system to the public today at the utility’s Salem Smart Power Center in South Salem, Ore. The energy storage facility is part of PGE’s contribution to the Battelle-led Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project. The battery and microgrid are examples of the innovative technologies and methods being tested through the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project.

2013 179

ABB opens new plant for battery systems for mobility applications in Baden

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Energy storage systems are a key technology for the future of sustainable mobility and play an important role in the field of electrification and decarbonization of road and rail transport: Efficient energy stores are essential for the operation of electric buses and e-trucks and allow, for example, the braking energy generated by recuperation to be stored. ABB has many years of experience in energy storage systems for a wide variety of applications such as in power grids or solar systems.

2019 174

Volkswagen Group presents technology roadmap for batteries and charging

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The Volkswagen Group presented its technology roadmap for batteries and charging up to 2030 today on its first “Power Day”. Both gigafactories will be powered with electricity from renewable energy sources. Volkswagen intends to integrate the electric car in private, commercial and public energy systems in the future. Not only will customers be more independent of the public power grid, they will also save money and reduce CO 2 emissions.

UC Riverside study to evaluate best ways to achieve California’s 100% renewable energy target

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State officials have approved requirements for the power grid to consist of 50% renewable energy by 2030. The research team will predict and forecast high renewable energy scenarios in for both electric and natural gas grids. The data will serve to inform policymakers on how best to increase renewable energy use in the future. Arun Raju, director of the Center for Renewable Natural Gas at UC Riverside, recently received a $146,000 grant from Southern California Gas Co.

2017 174

Tesla Energy takes a stand against coal and gas generators in Australia

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Tesla Energy firmly argued against using coal and gas generators to support a proposed low-cost, reliable, secure, and zero-emissions grid in Australia. . The project was aimed at providing a more robust and lower emissions power system for Australians.

New UK study to explore feasibility for dynamic wireless charging for commercial transport

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Ricardo will support a project led by Coventry City Council, working alongside electricity distribution network operator WPD, to investigate the implementation of dynamic wireless power transfer (WPT) solutions for electric vehicles in Coventry, UK. Power can even flow in both directions.