EV-CHIP investigates the potential for controllable electric vehicle charging, integrated with building energy management, for enhanced system flexibility

Project Insights

  • €193,955

    Total Project Costs
  • 2 yr

    Project Duration
  • 2019

    Year Funded

Project Description

Wide-scale electrification of private transport will have a profound impact on the operation of the power grid, representing a challenge both for distribution system operators and large commercial energy users such as universities, hospitals, business parks and shopping centres. The project will explore the potential for an aggregated electric vehicle (EV) charging optimisation in a campus/shared facility leveraging a rich set of data resources for building energy consumption, vehicle operation and parking and wholesale electricity pricing. Researchers will apply a suite of modelling approaches to predict how centrally-optimised EV charging could provide suitable charging volumes at competitive rates for drivers while balancing facility-level electricity requirements and minimising grid impacts. Controllable EV charging, integrated with building energy management, can balance facility-wide energy consumption by unlocking the inherent flexibility associated with battery-operated cars. Please note the Total Project Costs included on this page relate to the Irish project partners only. Please refer to the ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems website for further details of international partners.

Project Details

Total Project Cost: €193,955

Funding Agency: SEAI; European Commission

Year Funded: 2019

Lead Organisation: University College Dublin (UCD)

Collaborators: Institute of the National Research Council of Italy CNR

Andrew Keane

Lead Researcher