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ORNL researchers use blockchain to increase electric grid resiliency; Grid Guard

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A team led by Raymond Borges Hink at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has developed a method using blockchain to protect communications between electronic devices in the electric grid, preventing cyberattacks and cascading blackouts.

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GenCell launches grid-independent hydrogen EV charging solution EVOX

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Israel-based GenCell Energy, a provider of hydrogen and ammonia to power fuel cell solutions, launched GenCell EVOX, a new off-grid EV charging solution that leverages alkaline fuel cells, hydrogen and ammonia to power technologies.

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Elli and MITNETZ STROM publish concept for smart grid integration of EVs

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Elli, a brand of the Volkswagen Group, and MITNETZ STROM have launched a nationwide pilot project for smart grid integration of electric vehicles. With this project, we are demonstrating for the first time how electric cars can be synchronized with the power grid in a user-friendly way.

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Qualcomm unveils next-gen powerline communication device to support vehicle-to-EVSE smart-grid communications

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The QCA7006AQ is compliant with the Home Plug Green PHY (HPGP) specification, which is the leading specification for implementing Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) systems. Smart-grid integration allows vehicles to authenticate seamlessly on the network through Plug and Charge automated payments for EV charging, coordinating the timing and direction of energy to and from the grid and home. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Smart Grid V2X

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Rolls-Royce to supply 60 MWh battery storage to Semper Power to stabilize the Dutch power grid

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Semper Power develops and operates energy storage systems for wind and solar farm developers, distribution grid operators and industrial customers. They are mainly used for grid services, energy trading and the integration of renewable energies. Batteries Market Background Smart Grid

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EVs could provide entire global short-term grid storage needs by 2030, study finds

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Study finds that just a fraction of EV users using vehicle-to-grid technology could meet world's entire short-term battery capacity needs. The post EVs could provide entire global short-term grid storage needs by 2030, study finds appeared first on The Driven.

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Revel, Fermata Energy, NineDot Energy launch first V2G system on NYC’s grid

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Revel, NineDot Energy and Fermata Energy announced that the first Vehicle to Grid (V2G) program connected to NYC’s grid is now live at Revel’s Red Hook, Brooklyn warehouse. The three bidirectional chargers can export approximately 45kW back to the grid.

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DOE releases Request for Information on EV-grid integration

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), and DOE’s Office of Electricity (OE), issued a request for information (RFI) ( DE-FOA-0002528 ) seeking feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to integrating electric vehicles (EVs) with the grid. The impact of grid integration on EVs. The impacts to the electric grid of increased penetration by EVs.

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DOE launches design & construction of $75M grid energy storage research facility at PNNL

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has begun work on the Grid Storage Launchpad (GSL), a $75-million facility located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington that will boost clean energy adaptation and accelerate the development and deployment of long-duration, low-cost grid energy storage. Validation: The facility will enable independent testing of next generation grid energy storage materials and systems under realistic grid operating conditions.

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CEC EPIC report highlights research making grid more resilient & reliable

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Grid resiliency is a focus for EPIC investments. Generally, resiliency refers to efforts to minimize negative impacts to the grid caused by climate, environmental, and other types of threats. Electric (Battery) Market Background Research Smart Grid

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Distributing renewable energy into the power grid

Innovation News Network

The iPLUG project is developing power electronics solutions to integrate renewable energy and energy storage systems in to the distribution grid. The post Distributing renewable energy into the power grid appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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NREL review explores potential value of EV managed charging for realizing effective vehicle-grid integration

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Their findings, published in Energy & Environmental Science , provide a comprehensive look at how EVs and the grid could work together as the electric and transportation sectors become intertwined. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Smart charging Smart Grid V2X

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Sandia team puts power into local grid with supercritical CO2 closed-loop Brayton-cycle turbine

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Sandia National Laboratories researchers recently delivered electricity produced by a new power-generating system to the Sandia-Kirtland Air Force Base electrical grid. It took us a long time to get the data needed to let us connect to the grid.

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SwRI forms joint industry program to investigate safety, longevity of grid-connected energy storage systems

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has launched a new Joint Industry Program (JIP) to investigate energy storage systems for the grid. JIP efforts will include developing new test cycles for batteries employed in grid applications, estimating the life span of batteries and their potential for failure, and reducing likelihood of battery fires. Over the course of its life, a grid-connected battery must respond slowly or suddenly, depending on the grid demands.

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Massachusetts electric school bus delivered power back to grid for 50+ hours over the summer; V2G

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An electric school bus in Beverly, Massachusetts, successfully delivered power back to the electricity grid for more than 50 hours over the course of the summer using vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.

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Porsche demos grid balancing capability of group of Taycan EVs with cloud-based pooling system

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A realistic pilot test conducted by Porsche, the grid operator TransnetBW and consulting firm Intelligent Energy System Services (IE2S), has demonstrated that electrical balancing power can be stored in the high-voltage batteries of an intelligent swarm of electric cars.

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Statkraft to install GE Rotating Stabilizers in grid-stabilization project in Scotland

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Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, has agreed to a deal to help further decarbonize the UK’s power sector and deliver a new approach to managing the stability of the grid. Batteries Emissions Market Background Power Generation Smart Grid Wind

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PNNL study finds 2028 grid resource adequacy likely sufficient for high EV penetration; managed charging strategies can double adequacy

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A new study of the impact of high EV adoption on the Western US power grid by a team from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has found that 2028 grid resource adequacy—from generation through transmission—is likely to be sufficient for high EV penetration.

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SMUD and Japan’s TEPCO partner on vehicle-grid integration technologies

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The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO), Japan’s largest electric utility, will collaborate on vehicle-grid integration technologies with the purpose of accelerating transportation electrification and decarbonization. SMUD considers vehicle-grid integration among its tools for efficient asset planning and grid operations.

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DOE awards $2.4M to 3 projects for next-generation grid energy storage

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The technologies will initially support transitioning of existing fossil assets to low carbon energy systems, with the long-term potential to support a fully decarbonized electricity grid by 2035. This integrated system will enable more flexible operations, helping to manage dynamic changes in electric grid demand and electricity price. Batteries Market Background Smart GridThe US Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) recently awarded $2.4

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Toyota starts to see how its EVs can aid the power grid

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Toyota is the latest automaker to work with an electrical utility on ways to use EVs to aid the grid. The automaker on Thursday announced a pilot project with Texas-based utility Oncor for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, which allows EVs to discharge power back into the grid.

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Toyota and Oncor partner on vehicle-to-grid technology

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Toyota Motor North America and Oncor Electric Delivery, a Texas-based electric transmission and distribution company, have agreed to collaborate on a pilot project around vehicle-to-grid (V2G), a technology that allows vehicles to flow energy from their battery back onto the electric grid.

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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. Grid-eMotion Fleet comes in standard containers that integrate the grid connection and charging systems.

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XL Fleet launches XL Grid division with charging infrastructure solutions

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XL Fleet, a leading provider of vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, has entered into a partnership with a commercial EVSE (electric vehicle supply equipment) supplier to begin the launch of its XL Grid division. XL Grid will provide charging infrastructure, energy storage and power solutions for electrified fleets. XL Fleet intends to continue expanding its XL Grid division to meet these energy demands.

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SAFE and the EC report recommends policies to advance adoption of vehicle-to-grid technology

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SAFE and the Electrification Coalition (EC) released a report highlighting policy opportunities to accelerate the adoption of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology. As electric vehicle (EV) adoption accelerates across all vehicle classes, V2G capability can help manage system load and provide power back to the grid during times of need, thereby strengthening the resiliency of the US electric grid. Conduct V2G grid impact studies and disseminate results broadly.

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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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PowerCell signs MoU with ABB Power Grids on stationary fuel cell power solutions

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PowerCell Sweden AB has signed a memorandum of understanding with ABB Power Grids regarding a collaboration around fuel cell based zero emissions stationary power solutions. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Power Generation Smart Grid

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White House announces $13B to modernize the US power grid

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The Biden administration, through the US Department of Energy (DOE), today announced that applications are now open to states, tribes, and utilities to tap into $13 billion in new financing opportunities for the expansion and modernization of the US power grid.

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How to "Shave the Peak" when the electric grid is dirtiest

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Over the next few days, you might hear from your local utility or our electric grid operator, ISO-New England, that our electricity system will be stressed. In this blog, we’ll explain how weather affects the power grid, and how we can collectively try to cope. Peak Alerts!

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V2G tech takes next step in Australia with Nissan Leaf making money from the grid

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Vehicle-to-grid EV charging technology has arrived in Australia – or, at least, one small part of it. A Nissan Leaf owned by Barossa winemaker Joseph Evans has become the first car to be connected to the electricity grid in South Australia. LATEST News V2G vehicle-to-grid

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This solar + storage project could be a US grid game changer

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A team at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a utility-scale solar and storage project that can provide power to both AC and DC high-voltage lines, and thus shore up grid stability – here’s how it works.

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California faces worsening grid challenges on Monday and Tuesday; CAISO calls for even greater reductions in electricity use

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Grid operators are closely monitoring wildfires for potential threats to generators and transmission wires, and fire officials have warned that more fires could break out in the coming days, due to the prolonged high heat and dry conditions.

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Mercom Capital: funding for battery storage, smart grid & efficiency companies down 38% YoY in 1H 2020

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Mercom Capital Group, LLC, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the global Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency sectors for the second quarter (Q2) and first half (1H) of 2020.

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Volkswagen’s Elli and Elia Group partner to integrate EVs into the grid

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The signatories Elli, Elia and re.alto say that the batteries of electric vehicles can help stabilize grids as the share of volatile, renewable energies increases. Consumers will be able to charge their EVs when there are high amounts of affordable renewable energy in the system and inject the electricity stored in their EVs back into the grid when it needs it most.

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EV batteries alone could satisfy short-term grid storage demand – study

Electrek

EV batteries alone could support the grid in the short term as the world transitions to renewables, according to new research published yesterday. more… The post EV batteries alone could satisfy short-term grid storage demand – study appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Megapack off the grid: Teslarati exclusive interview

Teslarati

A Tesla Megapack is powering a large housing factory completely off-grid in Patterson, California, with energy from a large array of on-site, PVGraf solar panels. The first one in Patterson, California, is completely off the grid, and John has been working with Tesla to monitor its progress.

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Researchers show economic, environmental and grid-resilience benefits of converting diesel trains to battery-electric

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Another major benefit is that battery-electric trains could be deployed as clean backup power, thus bolstering the electric grid’s resilience. Economic, environmental and grid-resilience benefits of converting diesel trains to battery-electric.”

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The EV Transition Explained: Can the Grid Cope?

Cars That Think

There have been vigorous debates pro and con in the United States and elsewhere over whether electric grids can support EVs at scale. As energy expert Chris Nelder noted at a National Academy EV workshop , “vehicle-to-grid is not really a thing, at least not yet.

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California considers electric-car V2G charging tech for grid stability

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The idea of using coordinated electric-car charging to stabilize the grid has been discussed for years, but is still in early stages of development. California regulators now hope to bring so-called "vehicle-to-grid" (V2G) technology into focus.

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Ford F-150 Lightning’s V2G charging will help power NC energy grid

Teslarati

Duke Energy, a North Carolina-based energy provider, is aiming to utilize the Ford F-150 Lightning to help reduce stress on the state’s energy grid. The post Ford F-150 Lightning’s V2G charging will help power NC energy grid appeared first on TESLARATI.

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Trying To Find A Charge At An Off-Grid Expo

EV Obssesion

Tess was attending the Goomeri Off Grid Expo, and to […]. The post Trying To Find A Charge At An Off-Grid Expo appeared first on EV Obsession. What do you do when you a have a lot of travelling to do and limited access to power? You ask your mates for a hand.

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Could wind-and-solar towers charge EVs, stabilize the grid?

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Wind and solar-powered charging could further lower the environmental impact of electric cars; but one New York-based company wants to combine them in one electricity-generating device that could be used for EV charging stations or wherever grid-buffering might help keep blackouts at bay.

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DOE to award $60M to advance clean hydrogen technologies and decarbonize grid

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To further decarbonize the grid, DOE is also launching a $20-million university research consortium to help states and Tribal communities successfully implement grid resilience programs and achieve decarbonization goals. ( This North American consortium will address cross-border grid dependencies and electrical interconnections throughout region.

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