SMERC Tutorial and Demo - EV, DR and Microgrids
February 29, 2012
Registration Application Space is highly limited, please submit registration application.
The rapid increase in electric vehicles plugging into the electric grid coupled with the introduction of wind and solar energy resources into the grid has resulted in an unprecedented need for the power grid to be modernized. Smart Grid technologies being developed by research labs, university, startups, utilities and enterprises are advancing the power grid at a rapid rate. UCLA students, researchers and professors in collaboration with utilities (http://bit.ly/xyLa8O) have been at the forefront of such research. On February 29, 2012, UCLA's Smart Grid Energy Research Center (SMERC) in partnership with WINMEC will be hosting its Living Lab Demonstration on Smart Grid Technologies. The idea behind the Smart Grid Living Lab at UCLA is to take research concepts, ideas, prototypes and systems coming out of the labs, and test and validate these at the level of the UCLA campus so as to demonstrate at scales that would make it attractive for utilities (http://bit.ly/ADmsPd). Utilities are looking for advances which have the potential to scale to their territories. The Living Lab is an ongoing activity which will be presented and demonstrated.
Demonstrations will include:
Electric Vehicles and their integration into the grid, demand response and demand management programs and micro-grids.
Who Should Attend
This event would be relevant to executives, directors, managers, engineers, technologists, policy makers, investors, venture capitalists, and, researchers, from industry and government. Space is highly limited. Applicants will need to apply and those accepted will be informed via email.
UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, CA, USA
EV-SG Living Lab
Various technologies being developed in UCLA SG-EV Living Lab will be showcased. Researchers, faculty and students will be making presentations on their work. Technologies demonstrated at the EV-SG Living Lab Demo would include the following:
LOW-COST REMOTE MONITORING AND CONTROL DEVICES
- Wireless link between Charger monitor and Infrastructure
- Low cost sensor network and gateway technology and architecture
- Two-way communications and control
USER INPUT, EV MOBILE APPS AND SCHEDULING INTEGRATION
- User monitoring of EV status via push updates and alerts
- User setup and control of EV charging
- Aggregate user schedules for the day and optimize charging schedule for either a) cheapest electricity price b) lowest electricity demand at the grid/ microgrid level
- Provide suggestions to users to lower their cost and/or carbon footprint
CONTROL CENTER - MONITORING AND CONTROL WEB PORTAL
- Visualization of load by minute, hour, day or month.
- Control of large number of EVs or individual chargers
- Connection to DR programs.
UTILITY CONSIDERATIONS (Demand Response) AND CONSUMER ISSUES
- Active battery management responsive to customer preferences and utility events
- Rate responsive intelligent EV battery charging based on customer priorities
- Automated participation of EV in a peak demand event
- EV battery as storage for residential renewable energy resource
- Investigation of facilitation of aggregated EV batteries for utility ancillary services
Demand Response and Demand Dispatch - Living Lab
Automated Demand Response (ADR) Technologies:
- Automated metering infrastructure or AMI
- Consumer participation in ADR
- Open ADR
- Type of signals - price-based, regulation-based, control-based
- Automated versus semi-automated Demand Response (DR)
- Utility participation and programs
- Smart appliances to support DR signals
Micro-grid - Living Lab
Micro-grid technologies are focusing on smart integration of the following so as to enable off-grid communities:
- EV's in-home or in-building loads
- Communications, monitoring and control
Technologies demonstrated will include: temperature, humidity, current and motion sensors, WiFi, Zigbee, Bluetooth, CDMA, GPRS, SAE J1772, Mobile Device User Interfaces, Mobile Push Technology, Modeling and Optimization, WINSmartEVTM, WINSmartGridTM.
SMERC at UCLA has hosted 8 previous forums on EV/Smart Grids at which there have been over 500 external participants to date with some of the organizations being as follows:
Burbank Water and Power
California Energy Commission
California Plug-in Vehicle Collaborative
California Public Utilities Commission
Electric Power Group
Galvin Perfect Power
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Angeles City
Los Angeles County
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
Pacific Northwest National Lab.
PJM Interconnection LLC
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
San Diego Gas and Electric
Siemens Energy, Inc.
Silver Spring Networks
Southern California Edison
For recent news on SMERC - http://smartgrid.ucla.edu/news
For information on SMERC Industry Partners Program - http://smartgrid.ucla.edu/uipp/2012-02/
For Smart Grid Thought Leadership Forum - http://winmec.ucla.edu/smartgrid/2012-03/
|1:00 PM - 1:30 PM||Opening Speech|
|1:30 PM - 3:00 PM||Status of Demonstration and 5 year Plan - Dr. Rajit Gadh|
|3:00 PM - 4:00 PM||Electrical Vehicle Integration Demonstrations|
|4:00 PM - 5:00 PM||Demand Response Demonstrations|
|5:00 PM - 5:30 PM||Microgrid and Solar Integration|
|5:30 PM - 6:00 PM||Close|
|agenda subject to change|
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