The results of the PowerUp project shall be presented at the following upcoming conferences:
20th ITS World Congress 2013: TS130 / paper 2053 (presented paper)
ETSI M2M Workshop 2013 (poster session)
The PowerUp project has published the TTCN-3 based implementation of the conformance test cases which it has developed for testing ISO/IEC 15118-2 protocol implementations, i.e. the V2G application protocol. You may download this test suite from the menu on the right (“V2G Conformance Testing Suite in TTCN-3”), along with the corresponding description of the test cases (“V2G Conformance Test Specifications for ISO/IEC 15118-2”).
With this publication, a V2G standards compliance testing suite has been made available for the first time. The PowerUp team believes that this testing suite will prove to be valuable for the validation and maturing of V2G system implementations which incorporate the ISO/IEC 15118 standards. Its use in future V2G test events is supported.
Further extensions of this TTCN-3 suite, along with its incorporation into the ISO/IEC 15118-4 V2G testing standard are possible.
PowerUp has successfully demonstrated the achieved project results. The open project demonstration took place at the Volvo Technology office on June 18, 2013, demonstrating the end-to-end V2G system in operation through the V2G-controlled recharging of an electric bus.
See below the PowerUp video presentation, which has been produced at the Fiat Research Center test site of the project:
As the PowerUp project nears its completion, the project results are taking their final shape. The achieved main project results by each partner are listed below.
- Specification of the V2G architecture for interoperability with existing smart-grid systems
- Specification of power re-negotiation procedures
- Development of test cases for validating conformance and interoperability with the ISO/IEC 15118 protocols
- Proving that coexistence between HomePlug-GreenPhy and UPA technologies is feasible (in cooperation with Technolution)
- Development of SNMP messages for link control (alternative to the Pilot Control Function, without the need for dedicated pilot line)
- Development of a control unit for identifying which vehicle is connected to which charging spot (alternative to SLAC mechanism, more reliable method)
- Development and testing of UPA modems for V2G interface, along with two types of PLC couplings and filters
- Elaboration of V2G use cases, in line with expected customer needs
- Automotive integration of the V2G system (focus on AC charging)
- Development of HMI for recharging control of passenger cars and vans
- Implementation of ISO/IEC 15118 protocols in both EVCC and EVSE sides
- Integration with the automotive battery management system
- Integration with the Smart Metering interface
- Aligning V2G procedures to match automotive procedures; main investigated issues are concerning DC charging and power re-negotiation
- The Denso implementation supports both PLC and 5.9 GHz wireless media for the V2G interface, with real-time switch-over possibility between them
- Development of TTCN-3 based test suite for conformance testing of ISO/IEC 15118 protocol implementations
- Contribution to the validation of project implementations through the use of the TTCN-3 test suite
- EV Load Balancing algorithm development
- Integration with the DLMS/COSEM interface for the control communications
- Interface development between the Smart Meter and the EVSE
- Development and standardization of EV-specific extensions to the DLMS smart-metering protocol model
- System integration of the implemented V2G system
- Proving that coexistence between HomePlug-GreenPhy and UPA technologies is feasible (in cooperation with Corinex)
- Development of HPGP/G3 media conversion
- Elaboration of V2G use cases, in line with expected customer needs
- Automotive integration of the V2G system (focus on DC charging)
- Development of HMI for recharging control of buses
PPC / Systema
- Working out load forecasting in the electric grid
- Evaluation of charging profiles for the V2G system
The open demonstration of the final PowerUp project results will be arranged on June 18th, 2013, in Göteborg. This event will be hosted by Volvo, and will showcase the following:
- overview of project goals and results
- demonstration of an electric bus’ recharging control through the ISO/IEC standards compliant V2G interface
- demonstration of the V2G interface integrated with smart-metering technology
- demonstration of the V2G interface integrated with smart-grid networking
- demonstration of the V2G interface integrated with an on-board HMI
The PowerUp consortium welcomes you to this open event, please register through the following link to participate:
The PowerUp project has completed and published test specifications for the conformance testing of the V2G application protocol according to the ISO/IEC 15118-2 standard; see the document link at the right side. This document assists the testing of ISO/IEC 15118 implementations, and thereby contributes to the interoperability of the coming V2G systems. These specifications have been contributed to the work of Project Team 6 of the ISO/IEC 15118 group.
The corresponding abstract test suite will be published in TTCN-3 format later this year on the PowerUp website, and the ISO/IEC work will develop the test suite in MSC format as part of the 15118-4 standard. Future V2G interoperability test events can make use of these tools.
Following the external project review, the PowerUp V2G Architecture document has been updated for more clarity and consistency. This updated document can be downloaded through the menu on the right side.
See our interim results at the 2012 ITS World Congress in Vienna! Our up-to-date V2G interface prototypes will be demonstrated at the EC stand and at the Denso stand. By visiting our exhibition space you will also have the opportunity to discuss with the project specialists about the V2G specifications being developed in PowerUp.
PowerUp aims to develop the Vehicle-2-Grid (V2G) interface, involving a full development cycle of physical/link-layer specification, charging control protocol design, prototyping, conformance testing, field trials, and standardisation. Its results will ensure that EVs smoothly integrate into emerging smart-grid networks. Thereby the efficiencies resulting from robust grid operation may be achieved; V2G capabilities will smoothen the daily fluctuation of electricity demand and will enable EVs to act as emergency energy supplies. To achieve these desired results, it is essential that any electric vehicle type would be compatible with any European smart-grid network.
V2G technology will be developed in liaison with the ongoing ISO/IEC standardisation of the V2G interface, and it will extend existing smart-metering standards and ETSI ITS standards for vehicular communications.
Integrated field trials of V2G adapter prototypes will demonstrate end-to-end EV integration with the chain of smart-grid control systems. The field trial sites are Turin (Italy) and Göteborg (Sweden). The exact dates of the public demonstration events will be announced on this site.
The PowerUp consortium comprises of pioneering organisations from the full value chain on both automotive and grid infrastructure sides: