From the Vehicle to Grid to the Internet of Energy: Towards a smart aggregation of embedded systems
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Original versionSmart Systems Integration 2011 : 5th European Conference & Exhibition on Integration Issues of Miniaturized Systems - MEMS, MOEMS, ICs and Electronic Components, Dresden, Germany 22-23-March 2011
The lack of an infrastructure for the charging of Electric Vehicles (EVs) is currently pointed out as a major problem to be addressed for the full deployment of the Electric Mobility which is currently growing faster than expected. In addition the tremendous growth of new renewable energy production is facing the urgency of large energy storage systems to store the excess of production (i.e. overnight) for later utilization (peak-hours). In this context the forthcoming evolution of the electrical grid into a new generation smart grid interconnected with the internet which will include the EVs as new electrical energy customers, grid load levellers and giant distributed battery system, is expected to be a short/mid-term answer. The ARTEMIS Internet of Energy project starting in 2011 will provide the underlying embedded systems technologies for an intelligent, open-communication-standards-based, highly efficient and collaborative network that links utilities, operators and ultimately energy consumers.