Beyond the Plug: How Automotive OEMs are Changing the Scope for Utility EV Programs
Series: EVs, Smart Cities and DERMS
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM CT
Electric vehicles and EV supply infrastructure are a fast-growing part of the utility DER mix, and recently the car manufacturers (OEMs) themselves have stepped up to be a major player. This panel will highlight some early partnerships between utilities and Ford Motor Company, which is one of a group of OEMs supporting a standards-based approach. The panelists will present a path forward for scalable integration of multiple different OEMs into the utility grid, leveraging the EPRI-led Open Vehicle Grid Integration Platform (OVGIP), which includes the OpenADR protocols for automating distributed energy resource integration into the grid.