The electrification of road traffic is beginning to gain momentum, as evidenced by the intensified expansion of recharging infrastructure and the growing range of electric vehicles on the market. Increasingly the transition to e-mobility is being driven in various countries not only by technological progress, but by political initiatives. These changing conditions are making e-mobility more attractive as it edges closer to making the leap from niche market to mass market.
As a result of this, a new group of players are emerging on the power market, whose activities are having a significant impact on the infrastructure required for power generation and distribution. On the one hand, electric vehicles are consumers of electricity with the potential to cause consumption peaks and therefore bottlenecks. On the other hand, they are also storage devices that can provide valuable flexibilities in an environment in which a high proportion of the power is generated from renewable energies and is thus dependent on resource availability.
Today we are faced with the challenge of merging the energy and transportation sectors and upgrading the energy infrastructure to bring it in line with the requirements of e-mobility. Our experts assist companies from both the energy and automotive industries in shaping this transformation process.
- Developing scenarios of electric vehicle penetration: number of electric vehicles, distribution of electric vehicles, charging power, number being charged, charging strategy, coincidence factor
- Modeling power grids, present load flows and e-mobility scenarios in network analysis tools
- Simulating load flows in power grids
- Analyzing altered load flows caused by the recharging of electric vehicles
- Devising classical and innovative measures for rectifying grid problems
- Developing incentive systems for smart charging control
- Investigating options for supplying electric vehicles with green electricity
- Developing and assessing new business cases