Delta, a leading global provider of power and heat management solutions, announced today that the company has partnered with Brandenburg University of Technology is working on a research project on the topic of intelligent power grids. The aim of the project is to optimize network utilization and the use of renewable energies to charge electric vehicles (EV) as required. Deltas EV charging solutions, which in this project include fast charging stations with up to 150 kW DC charging power and bidirectional 22 kW vehicle-to-grid (V2G) chargers, form the required charging infrastructure. It enables the implementation of an end-to-end energy management system in which the energy to be stored in the EVs is used to optimize network utilization at the distribution network level.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Schwarz from the Brandenburg Technical University explained: “We selected Delta Electronics as an industrial partner for this collaboration because the company has an extensive range of hardware and software solutions for charging electric vehicles and is able to handle a project of this type very high level of management. We are more than satisfied with the course of the project so far “.
Vincent Lin , Senior Director of e-Mobility & Smart Energy Solutions, Delta EMEA, added: “Delta is proud to have been selected by the Brandenburg University of Technology for this project. It is an honor to lead such an important project and contribute to innovative development that will help move the world to use renewable energy sources smarter “.
The challenge is to prove that EV drivers always have the required range available while network operators and energy providers are able to regulate their network utilization, increase network stability, reduce CO2 emissions and thus organize further network expansion efficiently. To achieve this goal, the project includes several electric vehicles, six Delta Ultra Fast Chargers for fast charging of EVs and three bidirectional V2G chargers to support grid stability and reduce power transmission between the individual grid connection points. Another important part of the research project is the simulation of the network utilization with an increasing number of charging points. Both the simulation and the algorithm for optimizing the network utilization are supplied with new data during the regular archiving of the measured values of the real distribution network. The software required to control all the components involved and the associated simulation will be developed by Delta as part of the research project.
The hardware is distributed among the three participating institutions: Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU), University of Potsdam and University for Sustainable Development Eberswalde (HNEE). The order to Delta also includes the development of a new communication and load management system, which will be completed by the end of 2020. The system is designed in such a way that it has both the classic backend functions for managing the charging network and at the same time ensuring communication between the charging devices and the control signals from the distribution network. Delta is also developing a smartphone application for Android and iOS, which is made available to project participants for entering planned trips. In theThroughout development, Delta places particular emphasis on the use of standardized software interfaces and open communication protocols. This simplifies the integration of the software to be developed into the e-mobility ecosystem.
Delta was selected based on its extensive experience in developing EV charging systems and control software that closely matched the technical requirements of the research project. Delta is also providing its considerable expertise as a software project manager for the development of the new applications.
With Delta’s know-how in the field of energy infrastructure, the effects, possibilities and opportunities of the sector coupling of e-mobility, renewable energies and the electrical power grid are examined in detail in this project. Last but not least, the results should contribute to the development of an improved and grid-compatible charging infrastructure in the future.
Delta, founded in 1971, is a global switching power supply and thermal management products provider with a growing portfolio of intelligent energy saving systems and solutions in industrial automation, building automation, telecommunications, data center infrastructure, EV charging, renewable energy, energy storage and display to keep evolving smarter Promote manufacturing processes and sustainable cities. As an international corporate citizen with the guiding principle “Innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better future”, Delta uses its core competence in the field of highly efficient power electronics and its CSR-based business model to address important environmental issues such as climate change. Delta serves its customers through its sales offices,
Throughout its history, Delta has received various international awards and recognitions for its business achievements, innovative technologies, and social commitment. Delta has been listed in the World Index of Dow Jones Sustainability ™ (DJSI) stock indices for 9 consecutive years since 2011. In 2019, Delta was awarded the Climate Change Leadership Level by the CDP for the 3rd year.
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