Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology is a necessary puzzle piece in the electric transport system of the future. But how to ensure that a V2G system will work across different EV brands? That’s what the Parker Project in Denmark aims to establish.
Parker is testing a wide range of new and existing grid services to examine how EVs can best contribute to balancing the power system and whether EVs can deliver such grid services across car brands. Partners include electric utilities Enel, Nuvve, Insero, and the Technical University of Denmark.
Parker is testing seven Enel chargers with four different V2G-equipped EVs from Mitsubishi, PSA and Nissan. The comprehensive test plan will assess the vehicles’ ability to provide 11 services, including frequency regulation and grid overload prevention, as well as to intitiate charging in accordance with a signal which informs the vehicle of when CO2 emissions from energy producers are at their lowest.
By the project period’s end in July 2018, Parker will be able to define which grid services and technical capabilities EVs across car brands can support, and how these are best combined to balance the power system. It will then continue its work towards developing a universal definition for grid integration called a a Grid Integrated Vehicle (GIV) certificate.
“For us, V2G presents significant business opportunities, and we are making great strides in the advancement of this technology within the overall smart grid development so we can assure a balanced power system based on renewable energy,” says Alberto Piglia, Enel’s Head of e-Mobility.
“The first tests are the fundamental basis of the Parker project, creating a reference and validating a complex set of algorithms to deliver multiple services including frequency regulation and other ancillary services to the grid,” says Gregory Poilasne, CEO of Nuvve. “Now that we have demonstrated that these vehicles can perform, the Parker project can focus on scalability and proceed to studying larger fleets’ integration on the grid.”
Source: Parker Project