26 Jan '18, 1pm

@Audi Smart Energy Network pilot project: eco-electricity intelligently managed

Audi is following other automakers into the energy market, with an experiment to link its vehicles to the energy grid, to create a ‘virtual power plant VPP that can be dynamically sold to utilities. Automobile, home and power supply combined to form an intelligent energy network: In a pilot project the Audi Smart Energy Network for the first time interacts with the power grid. As part of a research project, Audi is running a pilot project with households in the Ingolstadt area and the Zurich region in conjunction with other partners. This involves combining various sizes of photovoltaic systems with stationary storage batteries. The control software by the Zurich start-up company Ampard distributes the solar power intelligently based on the current or plannable demand from car, household and heating system. A unique feature of the pilot project is that it also interacts wi...

Full article: https://electriccarsreport.com/2018/01/audi-smart-energy-...

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