Specification, Implementation, Field Trial, and Standardisation of the Vehicle-2-Grid Interface
PowerUp aims to develop the Vehicle-2-Grid (V2G) interface, involving a full development cycle of physical/link-layer specification, charging control protocol design, prototyping, conformance testing, field trials, and standardisation. Its results will ensure that Fully Electric Vehicles (FEVs) smoothly integrate into emerging smart-grid networks.
V2G technology will be developed in liaison with the ongoing ISO/IEC standardisation of the V2G interface, and it will extend existing smart-metering standards and ETSI ITS standards for vehicular communications. On the grid side, smart electric meters will be enhanced for V2G capability and V2G-specific demand-balancing control algorithms will be researched.
I-SENSE group is leading the architecture WP in this project and is working mainly with the load balancing algorithms.