Introducing Grid-Integrated Vehicles to Europe

IIEA9th May 20161min
Transformative technology is needed to adapt grids in a decentralised energy generation terrain and to tackle the challenge of intermittent renewable energy sources.

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About the Speech:

Transformative technology is needed to adapt grids in a decentralised energy generation terrain and to tackle the challenge of intermittent renewable energy sources.

Willett Kempton is hailed as a pioneer in vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, which enables electric vehicle batteries to store renewable energy and supply power to the grid. He presented his research findings introducing grid-integrated vehicles to four countries (the US, the Netherlands, Denmark, and planned projects in the UK). Particular focus was given to his experience examining revenue generation potential, adapting V2G technology to suit commercial operations, tackling regulatory issues and negotiating with transmission system operators to qualify as a provider of electric resources.

 

This event was kindly supported by ESB as part of the 2016 Lecture Series.  

 

About the Speaker:

Willett Kempton serves as Research Director of the Center for Carbon-free Power Integration, and is Professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of Delaware. Kempton has developed the concept of using electric vehicles to provide power grid services, and has three patents for technologies integrating electric vehicles with the power grid.  These are now licensed to several firms providing electric vehicle products or services.