Research projects

Currently, I am involved in two projects, ACES and ELECTRA, respectively supported by Danish research funding and European (FP7) research funding.

Previous projects are listed below.

ACES intends to holistically investigate technical and economic system benefits and impacts by large scale electric vehicles integration in Bornholm, augmented by real usage patterns, grid data and field testing for across continents replicability.

A full scale penetration scenario of EVs in Bornholm will be simulated in order to assess how new aggregating functionality can support both technically and economically the successful integration of electric vehicles into the energy system.

It will also initiate a small scale pilot project involving up to 50 publicly and privately owned Nissan vehicles and V2G chargers for proving that EVs can be used for effectively balance the system.

The analysis, although focused on a Danish context, is enhanced also by comparing existing electricity market services in UK and in Japan, taking advantage by the strong collaboration established with the Japanese and UK based research centers of Nissan.

The ELECTRA IRP will develop radically new control schemes for the real time operation of the 2030 power system. This will enable grid operators to ensure dynamic balance and stability in a future power system with a high share of decentralised generation. Simulation and lab experiments will be realized to investigate and evaluate the exploitation of flexibility in voltage and frequency control schemes.

The Parker project seeks to validate that series produced electric vehicles, as part of an operational vehicle fleet, can be made to participate in advanced, vertically integrated, smart grid services.

The Nikola project aims to investigate and demonstrate a broad set of smart charging concepts that should minimize the cost of EV integration and maximize the value for EV owners, power system and the transition towards renewable targets.