Interview Olivier Hersent: What will the consequences of electric vehicles (EV) be on the aggregation market?

Interview Olivier Hersent: What will the consequences of electric vehicles (EV) be on the aggregation market?

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Interview Olivier Hersent: What will the consequences of electric vehicles (EV) be on the aggregation market?

Interview Olivier Hersent: What will the consequences of electric vehicles (EV) be on the aggregation market?

Electric vehicles will soon have a fundamental impact on flex markets.

It is astonishing to realize that as soon as 2020, Paris and London will brim with electric buses and that the charge power of these would total the equivalent of a nuclear reactor output!

We can say today that electric vehicles will have three fundamental impacts on the aggregation market:

1. As they charge, EVs present an instant flex power between 3 to 20kWs, sometimes more. Like any other vehicle, they spend most of the time parked, so the average availability of a pool of EVs is very high. Control is standardized via Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), and the potentially complex problem, on the one hand, is to take into account the constraints of the distribution grid, and on the other is to be able to pool large numbers of charging stations. Actility is working to solve both issues:

The Smart-EV product, now nearing the end of our New Product Introduction cycle, acts as an OCPP proxy and is able to model in real time the distribution grid.

Our large-scale demand response control algorithm, « DaaS », which we have continued to improve since 2012, can now manage large pools of largely random loads.

2. After being removed from the market, EV batteries present a large residual capacity, at virtually zero cost as they are fully amortized. Old EV cars, like the very first Renault ZOE, have already begun to return to manufacturers and large pools of batteries stack up, ready to participate in flex markets.

3. The automotive industry is known to be the ultimate cost killer. With its gigantic purchasing power and volumes, this industry forces any technology to follow an accelerated curve to extreme commoditization. Batteries will follow that trend, although a fundamental shortage of rare metals will ultimately be the limit. Already 2019 EVs will double the capacity of 2013 EVs, for the same retail price. This means that base battery packs, also used in large container systems designed for grid stabilization and flex markets, will see their costs decreasing too. This should soon cause these systems to get mainstream.

Actility is expecting these trends to corroborate and should be well prepared, thanks to our prospective R&D. We are looking forward to benefitting from new opportunities that arise from EVs! Sure enough, Actility is ready to embrace the increasing use of Electric Vehicles and take part in this burgeoning aggregation market!

Actility participates in Eco2Charge program to accelerate roll out of electric vehicle charging infrastructures

Interview Olivier Hersent: What will the consequences of electric vehicles (EV) be on the aggregation market?

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Actility participates in Eco2Charge program to accelerate roll out of electric vehicle charging infrastructures

Actility, the SmartGrid expert provides electric load demand side analysis to reduce total EV charging infrastructure costs

Paris, the 18th of September

The Eco2Charge program is an innovation project dedicated to electric vehicle charging infrastructures for campuses and tertiary sites. The objective of the project is to allow campuses and business centres to provide electric vehicles charging infrastructure using local smartgrids. The Eco2Charge includes eight leading players in electric mobility and demand management such as Actility, Alstom, Bouygues Energies & Services, le CEA, EMBIX, Nexans, Renault and the University de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Actility brings a strong expertise in smart energy demand-side management and electric load distribution. To reduce infrastructure and civil engineering costs, Actility supports cost optimisation by providing modelling and measurement platforms for load distrbution management which take into account Grid capacity.

Within Eco2Charge, Actility’s platform simulates the electricity grid supporting each EV(Electric Vehicle) charging station allowing operations teams to identify potential capacity inadequacies. The solution provides detailed estimation of potential upgrading costs of the grid infrastructure and manages user authentication and billing mechanisms.

The full press release is available below: http://www.bouyguesenergiesservices.com/sites/default/files/20140918_cpeco2charge.pdf

Actility participe au programme Eco2Charge pour accélérer le déploiement des infrastructures de recharge de véhicules électriques

Actility, le spécialiste du SmartGrid intervient sur l’analyse de la demande en terme de charge en fonction des capacités du réseau.

Paris, le 18 Septembre

Sous la coordination de Bouygues Energie & Services, le programme Eco2Charge est un projet dédié au déploiement d’infrastructures de recharge de véhicules électriques. L’objetif est de permettre aux bâtiments tertiaires de s’équiper à moindre coût pour la recharge de véhicules électriques via des boucles locales SmartGrid. Le consortium Eco2Charge regroupe huit partenaires: Actility, Alstom, Bouygues Energies & Services, le CEA, EMBIX, Nexans, Renault et l’Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Actility apporte dans le cadre du projet Eco2Charge son expertise dans le domaine de la distribution intelligente de l’énergie. Pour minimiser les coûts d’infrastructure dans le déploiement de stations de recharge, Actility fournit les solutions de mesure et d’analyse de la demande en terme de charge en fonction des capacités du réseau. Dans le cadre du projet Eco2Charge, cette analyse permet ainsi une optimisation du dimensionnement du réseau électrique.

Actility simule le fonctionnement du réseau électrique alimentant chaque station et permet aux gestionnaires de réseau de détecter d’éventuelles sous capacités dans le réseau de distribution et d’estimer les travaux de génie civil nécessaires. Actility intervient également dans l’identification des usagers, les différents types de recharge ainsi que leurs modes de facturation.

Retrouvez le communiqué de presse dans son intégralité en cliquant sur le lien ci-après: http://www.bouyguesenergiesservices.com/sites/default/files/20140918_cpeco2charge.pdf