Electric cars will play a major role in defining the boundaries of the digital energy of the future. As a storage device, the electric car has a high potential to direct the energy transition to new horizons, for example by absorbing the load peaks of the network.
The cars, stationary for most of the day, are ideal subjects for flexible recharging, not only representing an increase in the electricity grid, but also acting as adaptive storage devices according to the variable availability of solar and wind sources.
Inside a building, electric cars and appliances, air conditioning systems and other applications can share and coordinate power needs, avoiding overloads.
A condition that requires the connection between large energy sources and users, so as to guarantee intelligent management of needs. Exactly what the EEBUS project sets itself: intersectoral communication and seamless continuity within the energy system of the future. In this regard, Audi has announced collaborations with over 70 international realities to define a common language for energy management in the Internet of things.
During the E-Mobility Plugfest at the Audi plant in Brussels, the members of the EEBUS project will test what has been developed on the basis of the new open communication standard. Programmers and engineers will be involved in a dense series of tests to verify whether photovoltaic systems, charging infrastructure, electric cars and home air conditioning systems are able to communicate without interference.
The devices will be connected via the HEMS platform (home energy management system) of third parties. The inputs will flow to the control unit which will allow all devices to share information on individual energy needs. After the Plugfest, the realities involved will define the EEBUS specifications for e-mobility.
In the future, devices that adopt the EEBUS standard will be able to interact with the electricity grid to an even greater extent. For example, an interface shared with the network operator via HEMS will constitute a possible application. This will allow electric cars to specifically adapt the charging schedule according to the needs of the network, including overload bottlenecks, ensuring the stability of the entire system.
The definition of the parameters of the new communication standard will be implemented at the beginning of February. The EEBUS project promises the creation of a European standard that will allow maximum connection between the main energy users in the home.