Funding entity Comisión Europea
Participated by Public Power Corporation (PPC), INESC Porto, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Cardiff University, Red Eléctrica de España (REE), Inspire Invest AS, Regulatory Authority for Energy (Rythmistiki Arhi Energias), Iberdrola Distribucion Electrica, S.A, Redes Energéticas Nacionais (REN), Ricardo UK LTD, IMRWorld LTD, Association Europeenne des Vehicules Electriques a Batteries, Hybrides et a Pile a Combustible, Technische Universität Berlin, Consulting4drive GMBH, ESB Networks LTD
Electric power systems are facing a major new challenge (and hence opportunity): future massive integration in the electric grid of electric plug-in vehicles (EV). Distribution and transmission grids and power system architectures still follow planning rules and procedures defined for the traditional operational paradigm. MERGE project identifies and prepares solutions for the operational problems that will be caused on the electric grid, to the generation sub-system and to its commercial operation as a result of progressively increasing deployment of EV.
The conceptual approach involves the development of a methodology consisting of two synergetic pathways:
- development of a management and control concept that will facilitate the actual transition – the MERGE concept;
- Development of an evaluation suite that consists of methods and programs of modelling, analysis, and optimization of electric networks into which electric vehicles and their charging infrastructure are integrated.
More information at http://www.ev-merge.eu/
Project funded by European Union, within Seventh Framework Programme: