Resourcefully has been working on a Living lab during the last two years, with promising results connecting renewable energies and electric vehicles. We want to take this capacity for integration to the next level, with an improved Energy Management System.
Resourcefully (http://resourcefully.nl/) is an Energy and Water consulting firm placed in Amsterdam, that also runs a living lab: Amsterdam Vehicle to Grid (V2G) (<http://www.amsterdamvehicle2grid.nl/>)
In a nutshell, Amsterdam V2G consists in connecting an electric vehicle to a household equipped with renewable energies. The battery of the vehicle can be used, therefore, not only for mobility purposes, but also to store the energy produced by the photovoltaic installation.
The energy stored can be used to supply the household during the evening. Our results, after two years running, indicate that the household could be practically self-sufficient during six months per year (<http://www.amsterdamvehicle2grid.nl/graphs/>). This increase in renewable energies uptake and energy reliance has serious potential for commercialization in the near future.
To take Amsterdam V2G to the next level we want to make a solid Energy Management System. The current one was done "ad hoc" for Amsterdam V2G; therefore lacks standardization and its algorithms are rudimentary.
We would like to collaborate with a software company interested in exploring this avenue: an Energy Management System that is interoperable and scalable, allowing to integrate the demands of the grid, weather forecasts, household appliances, electric vehicles, stand-alone batteries and renewable energies. All of this in order to reduce CO2 emissions and foster the uptake of renewable energies and electric vehicles.
If you find this appealing, drop me a message. We do not have yet a formal roadmap about a commercial product release, so we could discuss together our mutual expectations.
As a last note, here are some technologies to consider an integrated Energy Management System:
ITTTT: connects apps and appliances (<https://ifttt.com/>)
- HomeKit, from Apple (<https://developer.apple.com/homekit/>)
- ISO 15118: Protocols for communication between electric vehicles and the grid. (http://www.iso.org/iso/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=55366)