Specification, Implementation, Field Trial, and Standardisation of the Vehicle-2-Grid Interface

  • Framework: FP7
  • Type: STREP
  • Status: Completed
  • Category: Electrification (FEV/PHEV)
  • End Date: 30/06/2013
  • Vehicles: Passenger cars
  • Website: http://www.power-up.org/

PowerUp will develop the Vehicle-2-Grid (V2G) interface technology, 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 FEVs smoothly integrate into emerging smart-grid networks. V2G technology will be developed in liaison with the ongoing related ISO/IEC standardisation, existing smart-metering standards and ETSI ITS standards will be extended as needed.

On the grid side, smart meters will be enhanced for V2G capability and V2G-specific demand-balancing control algorithms will be researched. The specification phase will synthesise requirements of vehicle manufacturers and utility operators. The produced V2G adapter prototypes will undergo conformance testing and field trials. The validated PowerUp results will be contributed into standardisation, completing the overall R&D cycle. PowerUp impact will facilitate reaching FEVs’ full potential economic and environmental benefits.