GRID IMPACT ON ELECTRIC VEHICLES

24 - 26 AUGUST 2020, Singapore

About The Course

This 3-day course will provide a complete overview of integrating electric vehicles (EVs) into the power grid. It will cover the whole chain from grid operation to the car battery. This includes the control room, possible grid reinforcement, demand side management, power electronics and the influence of operation on the car battery.

 

Electrification of the transportation sector will impact the power system in many ways. Besides the additional load, local impacts on the grid needs to be handled by the grid operators. Simultaneously, charging of many EVs might exceed the limits at some places. On the other hand, EVs can provide flexibility and other ancillary services that will help grid operators.

 

The course will show the impacts on the grid and solutions for a save and cost-effective grid planning and operation with examples of successful integration of EVs.

 

The training will also give information about the technology used for EVs such as power electronics, demand side management, communication and batteries. In this context, the focus is on power electronics as it has the highest impact on the grid.

 

In addition, a closer look on the conflict of interest between grid operators and car manufacturers in terms of costs, functions of charging equipment and battery operation/battery life is taken into account.

 

The set-up of the training allows for discussion and questions. Questions can be formulated by the participants upfront or during the training. On the last day, there will be time to answer those questions and for further discussions.

Who Should Attend

  • Project developers and administrators
  • Investors
  • EPCs
  • Project managers
  • Installers
  • Designers
  • Government policy maker

Expert Course Faculty

Our trainers are experts from Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology (Fraunhofer, IEE), Germany. The Fraunhofer IEE researches for the national and international transformation of energy supply systems.

 

Our first expert course leader is a Business Development Manager for Power Electronics and Electrical Drive Systems, and Head of Department for Converters and Electrical Drive Systems. He is also a Professor for Electromobility and Electrical Infrastructure at Bonn Rhein Sieg University of Applied Sciences. He received his engineering degree in Automation in 2008 by the THM Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (FH Giessen-Friedberg).

 

Afterwards, our key expert studied power engineering at University of Kassel and received his diploma certificate in 2010. In 2016, our key expert received the Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing) from the University of Hannover. The title of his dissertation is Optimized multifunctional bi-directional charger for electric vehicles.

 

Our key expert is a Researcher at the Fraunhofer IEE in Kassel since 2010, engaging in power converters for electric vehicles, photovoltaics and wind energy. His current research interests includes the bi-directional inductive power transfer, battery charger and inverter, as well as new power electronic components such as SiC MOSFETs and chokes.

 

Our second expert course leader is the Deputy Head of Energy Storage department at Fraunhofer IEE. Prior to this, he was the Director of the Grid Integration department at SMA Solar Technology AG, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of PV power converters. Before joining SMA, he was Manager of the Front Office System Planning at Amprion GmbH (formerly RWE TSO), one of the 4 German transmission system operators.

 

Our key expert holds a Degree of Electrical Engineering from the University of Kassel, Germany. In 2003, he finished his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing) on the topic of wind power forecasting at the “Institute of Solar Energy Supply Technology” (now Fraunhofer IEE) in Kassel.

 

In 2004, he started his career at RWE TSO with the main focus on wind power integration and congestion management. Our key expert is the Chairman of the IEC SC 8A “Grid Integration of Large-capacity Renewable Energy (RE) Generation”, and has published several papers about grid integration of renewable energy source and forecasting systems on books, magazines, international conferences and workshops.

TOPICS COVERED

Impacts of EVs on the national grid

 

Case studies & models of successful EV projects globally

 

System and local capacity barriers for EV to scale

 

Charging needs, technical requirements, safety considerations

 

Charging solutions on system level

 

Charging / discharging solutions on battery level

 

Interaction between charging systems and grid

 

Services provided by EVs and how it works

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. 
Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

  • Pre-Course Questionnaire (PCQ) to help us focus on your learning objectives
  • Detailed course & reference manual for continuous learning and sharing
  • Practical exercises & case examples to better understand the principles
  • Limited class size to ensure one-to-one interactivity
  • Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a personal action plan