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Program 2018

15th March 2018
16th March 2018
Day 1
09:30 am - 10:00 am
Morning Coffee
Conference Opening
10:00 am - 10:10 am
Welcome and Introduction
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Friedbert Pautzke, Bochum University of Applied Sciences and Claas Bracklo, CharIN e.V., Germany
10:10 am - 10:35 am
European Trends in EV Charging
Adam Woolway, Plugsurfing GmbH, Germany

The presentation shows insights from a study of the charging infrastructure in Europe with a focus on Germany. We've monitored 221K charging sessions, analyzed 10K in detail and interviewed 1.5K EV drivers to run this study. This enabled us to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the current charging landscape, but also to see recurrent charging patterns & identify the various obstacles an EV driver encounters. And, of course, to create new concepts that will answer these issues.

Testing and Validation
10:35 am - 11:00 am
Results of Interoperability and EMV Tests
Dr.-Ing. Harald Scholz, European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Italy

This contribution summarizes the laboratory set-up created, the methodological approaches developed and the comparative testing started, regarding four High-Power Charging Systems (so-called HPC EVSE) with cooled CCS Type-2 plugs, as currently undertaken at and by the EU Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Ispra, Northern Italy. Open to industry cooperation from all sides if serving pre-normative research, this specific project has been started in cooperation with IONITY GmbH, several EVSE producers, measurement device industry and, as per the JRC-D.o.E. interoperability cooperation agreement, ANL. The focus of testing is on • cold- / warm functionality (-30°C to +50°C) • interoperability, charging functionality over different SoC, durations, and the different voltage and amperage levels requested by market-introduced and prototypic CCS electric vehicles (EVs) • energy efficiency of EVSEs at different CCS DC-power levels • stand-by power consumption incl. differentiation between active and reactive power • electro-magnetic compatibility (EMC) of the decisive HPC system components (and later, full systems), notably their radiated and conducted emissions as well as immunity. In this respect we started so far to analyse the HMI-containing head units of the HPC systems. The transatlantic dimension of these efforts, boosting HPC technologies’ interoperability for global market roll-out in the near future, is explained and underlined by our cooperation with ANL, who also created laboratory conditions for HPC testing.

11:00 am - 11:25 am
Mobile CCS High Power Charging Test Device
Ralf Deters, Ford-Werke GmbH, Germany

HPC stations with up to 350 kW will be introduced to Europe. To guarantee and verify specified power output of each single HPC station these station needs to be tested as part of the installation and commissioning process. The HPC test device will be used as mobile solution to enable testing directly at the HPC site.

11:25 am - 11:50 am
Safety and Compliance Testing for DC Chargers
Volker Blandow, TÜV Süd AG, Germany

While nowadays the typical complain about "missing" EV charging infrastructures are somewhat theoretical as numbers of cars are still low and we face a typical chicken and egg situation which needs to be solved somehow. Politics has identified this typical "start" problem for new supply infrastructures. While overcoming this initial problem sooner or later we are facing "real" challenges when e-mobility really grows into numbers and we are facing a complete replacement of combustion engine cars within the next 20 years. In this scenario not only there are just missing chargers we also face major shortcomings in our electrical supply grids, in the availability of medium voltage power and especially in the low voltage distribution grid. Some easy calculations can highlight the full dimension of the challenge, not only in industrialized countries but also in emerging market countries and developing countries with fast rising vehicle fleets.

11:50 am - 12:10 pm
Panel discussion
12:10 pm - 01:10 pm
Lunch break
Grid Integration
01:10 pm - 01:35 pm
V2G: AC and DC Distributed Energy Resource
Richard Scholer, FCA US LLC, USA

• Distributed Energy Resource (DER), or V2G is available using AC DER where the vehicle on-board Charger Module (OBCM) is bi-directional or DC DER where the EV Supply Equipment (that includes the charger) is bi-directional. • In the USA, both AC or DC DER needs to comply to Rule 21 in California that includes the requirements and features for inverters specified in IEEE 1547. Other states have similar requirements that may vary but these are still being developed and demonstrated. • J3072 is SAE's approach to comply with IEEE 1547 requirements that are specifically targeted at solar inverters and have the applicable items apply to vehicles.

01:35 pm - 02:00 pm
Capabilities to reduce the grid connection power of High Power Charging (HPC) parks for battery electrical vehicles (EVs) with connection to the medium voltage grid
Sören Schrader, P3 group, Germany

For the installation and operation of a high power charging park a medium voltage grid connection is necessary. The costs which are connected with that are dependent on the distance to the next grid connection point as well on the power which needs to be connected and therefore could be very high. To take this into account a model was develop to minimize the grid connection and usage costs by using intelligent technologies and regulation schemes.

02:00 pm - 02:25 pm
Economical operation of fleets
Martin Klässner, has to be GmbH, Germany

Fleet managers, car owners, companies, cities and municipalities are increasingly considering electric cars as a sustainable, innovative and environmentally friendly alternative to conventional vehicles. The question arises, how to enhance the profitability and utility of electric vehicles in fleets? The efficient and economical operation of fleets with electric vehicles requires a cloud-based IT solution for e-fleets, which takes over the entire operational management of the fleet. In addition, an IT solution of this type includes other factors that are essential for an economic implementation of such a project: Intelligent forecasts predict the energy demand and the availability of the charging infrastructure. At the same time, the balancing energy control calculates the time, at which it is useful to obtain energy from the balancing energy market in order to react in a timely manner and to ensure the stability of the power grid. These components form the basis for future load management of the charging infrastructure of a fleet. In this context, it is necessary to compensate for power peaks by shifting respective energy demand, e.g. to times of low consumption, so that individual charging stations are powered optimally. A dynamic deployment planning is possible, which provides a sufficiently charged vehicle for each business journey. The intelligent interaction of forecasts, balancing power control and load management ensures cost savings on energy demand - at the same time, it is the basic prerequisite that e-fleets can be operated optimally without losing the dynamic requirements for a fleet.

02:25 pm - 02:45 pm
Panel discussion
02:45 pm - 03:15 pm
03:15 pm - 03:40 pm
Intelligent technology for renewable mobility
Dr. Jens Winkler, Enercon GmbH, Germany

With reference to the Paris Goal to reduce global warming to 2 °C, it is obvious that the energy used in future mobility will have to be generated by renewable sources – only. Whether it's going to be BEV or hydrogen, a scalable, cost-effective and decentral infrastructure is key for success. ENERCON has developed a concept for future charging/filling stations and will introduce the main components and strategies.

03:40 pm - 04:05 pm
What E-mobility has in common with a mobile-phone and what “gridfriendly” charging means
Yetvart Artenoglu, InnoSense AG, Switzerland

The integration of e-mobility in private households and distribution grids is a point-point and needs concepts to manage the high flexibility potential. When CO2-neutral energy production and consumption becomes volatile and causes violations to the grid-infrastructure, then we need more flexibility in consumption and storage. By managing the flexibility automatically based on energy-forecasts, is the implementation of e-mobility solved in a self-healing way at the site of the problem- generation – decentral, in the private household.

04:05 pm - 04:30 pm
Learnings in Smart Charging
Michel Scholtes, GreenFlux , Netherlands

The number of electric vehicles is growing fast. This has a large impact on the electricity network. Smart charging optimizes the distribution of electricity and realizes considerable savings for a wide raging group; from grid operators to EV drivers. Our presentation shows you the most important learnings.

04:30 pm - 04:55 pm
Hacking Charging Stations – The next critical infrastructure
Dr. Manuel Allhoff, P3 group, Germany

Until 2020, 150.000 charging stations are predicted to be built in Germany and it is likely that they will become part of the critical infrastructure. Due to the communication to the backend and the location of charging infrastructure, several attack vectors for hackers exist. We evaluate various cyber attacks, which may lead to unauthorized charging, disabling users to charge their EVs, causing instabilities or partial blackouts in electricity girds or manipulation of data stored at the backend.

04:55 pm - 05:15 pm
Panel discussion
06:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Evening Event - Restaurant Henrichs
Day 2
Charging Infrastructure & Charge Point Operators - Hardware Perspective
09:00 am - 09:25 am
DC ChargeBox Solution - The High Power Charging Approach for Low Power Grid Connections
Florian Joslowski, Porsche Engineering Services GmbH, Germany

Demand & use cases for High Power Charging at Low Power Grid Connections; Technical solutions for relieving the impact on the Electricity Grid through the Example of the DC ChargeBox Solution; Requirements on & Fulfillment of Flexibility, Scalability & Customization from different Stakeholders (EV drivers, CPOs, Investors, Grid Operators, Municipalities, …)

09:25 am - 09:50 am
High Power Chargers for the present and future EVs - Experience and Perspectives on High Power Charging
Pedro Silva, Efacec Electric Mobility S.A., Portugal

The increase in battery capacity and charging speed demands for increased power available at fast charging stations. These must be designed to serve both the existing and the next generation of Evs. The presentation deals with how Efacec addresses the challenges of building HPC.

09:50 am - 10:15 am
High Power Charging - A status update
Johan Peeters, ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd, Netherlands

Heated by the daily statements about new EV investments from car maker CEOs, carbon free emission zones from city mayors, and targeted numbers of EVs per 2020 from state ministers, the EVSE suppliers are confronted with a high demand for high-power charging infrastructure from car maker conglomerates, CPOs, utilities, etc. What high-power EVSEs are available on the market, what may we further expect in 2018?

10:15 am - 10:40 am
The Australian way to charge at 475 kW
Tobias Sonnenburg, Tritium Pty. Ltd., Australia

Tritium Introduction – An Australian independent company; The advantages of a non-isolated system using a DC-Distribution; Flexibility for customers and future proof 12kW up to 475kW

10:40 am - 11:00 am
Panel discussion
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Charging Infrastructure & Charge Point Operators - CPO Perspective
11:30 am - 11:55 am
Fast charging along the motorway - a key success factor for e-mobility
Jörg Hofmeister, Autobahn Tank & Rast Gruppe GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

Tank & Rast is a modern service provider and the leading provider of food service, retail products, hotel accommodations and fuel along the motorway network in Germany. For the mobility of tomorrow, we are on track to create a futureproof and nationwide fast charging infrastructure. Many relevant aspects will be considered, e.g. core-drivers of e-mobility required steps to enable long distance travelling for e-cars, further crucial success factors and existing experiences.

11:55 am - 12:20 pm
HPC system requirements and first experience on HPC installations from a CPO perspective
Remco Köhne, Allego GmbH, Germany

Planning, installation and operation: first experiences with the commissioning of new HPC systems with charging power up to 350 kW per charging point. Description of system requirements for hardware and system incl. initial experiences and outlooks on battery storage and experience with the introduction of Plug & Charge functionality.

12:20 pm - 12:45 pm
Learnings from Norway, the world's leading EV market
Benjamin Rinner, Fortum Charge & Drive, Finland

Benjamin Rinner showcases the key success factors in becoming the No. 1 EV charging network in Norway. Norway has been supporting electric mobility since the early '90ies and is today the first country to experience mass adoption of electric vehicles. Fortum's program for electric transportation has been ongoing in various forms since the 1980s, and in 2011 it was commercialized under the Charge & Drive brand. Today Fortum Charge & Drive is the leading public charging network in Norway.

12:45 pm - 01:05 pm
Panel discussion
01:05 pm - 01:15 pm
Concluding discussion & outlook
01:15 pm - 02:15 pm
02:15 pm -
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