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ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT – July 2012

The DSEA and its partners completed the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Demonstration Project in July 2012 submitting the resulting report to the Local Electric Distribution Companies Tomorrow Fund. The report provided a high level impact assessment of EV charging on the electrical grid as well as made suppositions for the business rational required that would promote EV vehicles adoption.

Furthermore, it identified that charging at home would appeal to majority of private vehicle users from a cost standpoint supporting the off peak rationale desirable for distribution utilities and generators, as well as confirmed that public charging would appear less desirable due to cost, and the potential to aggravate peak demand.

The project was seen as a stepping stone for further studies on:

  1. Effects that charging EVs will have on residential transformer loading.
  2. Effects that charging EVs will have on electric system voltage and current balance.
  3. EVs as a means of energy storage and their impact on the grid.

This project was funded by the LDC Tomorrow Fund and Ontario Power Generation (OPG). The DSEA members involved in this project include Ontario Power Generation, Durham College, UOIT, eCamion, Oshawa PUC Networks, Intellimeter, WireIE, Town of Whitby, TetraTech. Siemens, Whitby Hydro and Veridian Connections.

DURHAM SMART GRID DEMONSTRATION PROJECT June 8, 2012

The ‘Durham Smart Grid Demonstration Project’ was collaboration between several DSEA members, including lead applicant Siemens Canada, Oshawa PUC Networks Inc, Whitby Hydro and, Veridian Connections, Intellimeter, Energent WirelE, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Durham College, City of Pickering, Region of Durham and Smart Energy Instruments.  The project’s objective was to build a control centre for three utilities to enable interaction, control, dispatching, monitoring, asset condition assessment, and load modeling of their systems.

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