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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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Nissan, Enel launch “Second Life” storage system with used electric car batteries for grid stabilization

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Combining used Nissan electric vehicle batteries at a conventional power plant in Melilla, Spain, operated by the Enel Group’s Spanish subsidiary, Endesa, the project enhances grid stability to help meet the needs of an isolated network.

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Sandia team develops GaN diode that is significant step toward protecting grid from EMPs

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Scientists from Sandia National Laboratories have developed a new gallium-nitride (GaN) diode that can shunt excess electricity within a few billionths of a second while operating at a record-breaking 6,400 volts—a significant step towards protecting the nation’s electric grid from an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). Most grid distribution electronics operate at around 13,000 volts.

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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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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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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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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.”

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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This Dutch City Is Road-Testing Vehicle-to-Grid Tech

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Unlike those you may have grown accustomed to seeing, many of these stations don’t just charge electric cars—they can also send power from vehicle batteries to the local utility grid for use by homes and businesses. This is good for the grid. This is good for the grid.

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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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Crypto Mining for a More Stable Grid?

Energy Institute at HAAS

Of all the proposals to avoid another Texas electricity crisis like February 2021, surely the most outside-the-box is … Continue Reading Crypto Mining for a More Stable Grid? Is cryptocurrency the magical route to resource adequacy? Or just magical thinking?

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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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IPG to demo Flameless Ceramic Turbine for clean, off-grid power in EV charging

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IPG’s project will demonstrate the role of Flameless Ceramic Turbine technology in bringing EV charging to high-use and remote locations through clean, cheap, grid-independent power generation.

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Nuvve and Lion Electric to collaborate on vehicle-to-grid (V2G) in electric school buses

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Nuvve Corporation, a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology company, and Lion Electric, an original equipment manufacturer of all-electric heavy-duty vehicles based in Québec, are collaborating to launch vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology as a standard feature of Lion’s zero-emission school buses.

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High cost of coal and natural gas could make EVs, US grid cleaner this summer

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Anticipated price hikes for coal and natural gas could lead to increase use of renewable energy in electricity generation, making both the grid and EVs cleaner, according to new United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) analysis.

The Birthplace of the AC Grid

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Power grids Electricity grids Hydroelectric power Folsom powerhouse Ieee milestone Ieee history center Electric generators Ieee historyBack in the 1800s, electricity distribution was a short-range business, driven by nearby DC generators. That changed in 1895.

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Electrify America reaches 30MW in installed battery energy storage at 140 DC-fast charging stations across the US; behind-the-meter grid services

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The battery energy storage systems store power when electricity costs are low and supplement power during high points of consumption, minimizing impact on the electrical grid and mitigating demand surges to help Electrify America maintain consistent pricing.

SCE signs 7 contracts for 770 MW of battery-based energy storage for grid reliability

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The projects will enhance electric grid reliability and help address potential energy shortfalls identified in California. The projects will assist in integrating renewable clean energy into the grid from intermittent wind and solar resources and will also help the state transition its energy profile as several large coastal once-through cooling plants are scheduled to retire over the next three years. Batteries Infrastructure Market Background Smart Grid

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Porsche Demonstrates Taycan Vehicle-To-Grid Capability

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The manufacturer ran an experiment with 5 Taycans hooked up to the grid to balance power

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DOE releases analysis of potential impacts of hyperloop technology on the grid

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has conducted an analysis on the potential effects of hyperloop systems on the electric grid, as well as on transportation energy demand. The analysis of potential grid and energy efficiency impacts is based on conceptual data, as drawn from open sources or made available by developers, and on transportation energy use data. Findings of the report include: Effects on the electric grid.

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Gearing Up for Grid Modernization

Energy Institute at HAAS

Our grid investment incentive structures need some re-tooling. Electricity … Continue Reading Gearing Up for Grid Modernization. The Biden administration is swinging for the fences with this new infrastructure plan. There’s a lot going on in this proposal.

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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). Earlier studies on how PEVs might affect the grid assumed utilities would have some control over when charging occurs, referred to as coordinated charging, which will greatly facilitate PEV integration.

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Opinion: Reinventing fuel-based power for a more secure and resilient grid

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With battery storage able to provide a unique role in balancing a renewable electricity grid, Toby Gill, CEO of Intelligent Power Generation, asks could innovations in green hydrogen and biofuel technologies contribute to a more optimized and economical energy mix?

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CPUC approves $11.7M for three new PG&E vehicle-to-grid pilots

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million in funding for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to develop three new pilot programs to test how bidirectional electric vehicles (EVs) and chargers can provide power to the electric grid and other benefits to customers. The pilots will test the ability for the EV to send power back to the grid and provide power to customers during an outage. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved $11.7

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Power Grid first-ever EV charging station in Meghalaya

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Power Grid first-ever EV charging station in Meghalaya. The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) has announced that it has installed its first-ever Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) in the state of Meghalaya at its office complex at Lapalang, Shillong.

Mercom: battery, smart grid, energy efficiency companies raised $2.3B in VC funding in 2019; 18% lower than 2018

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Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy research and communications firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency sectors for 2019. Smart Grid. Batteries Market Background Smart Grid

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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.

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MIT team studies grid impacts of concentrated highway EV fast charging

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Researchers at the MIT Energy Initiative have investigated the grid impacts of scaled up highway fast-charging (HFC) infrastructure by using an operations model of the 2033 Texas power grid with uniquely high spatial and temporal resolution. Transmission network upgrades can also effectively mitigate grid-HFC interactions. Grid impacts of highway electric vehicle charging and role for mitigation via energy storage,” Energy Policy , Volume 157, doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2021.112508.

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Opinion: Updating the Grid for Commercial Fleets Needs To Start Now

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This year, the United States will begin to see an accelerated adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) for last-mile delivery, maintenance and service, freight hauling and public transit fleets; a positive trend, but one that will place additional stress on the grid. Preparing the Grid.

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How to Prevent Blackouts by Packetizing the Power Grid

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That need for balance is true of electric power grids, too. Second, conventional coal and nuclear plants are being retired for economic and policy reasons, removing stable sources from the grid. The same basic ideas could work on the electrical grid, too.

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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