UC6 – Management of battery systems for Node capacity increase in REC
Make use of local batteries to enable higher consumptions without increasing contracted power and infrastructure investment.
This will be accomplished with the use of the electric vehicle chargers in the demo site. In an infrastructure where there is no ability in terms of power (contracted or physical limitations) to supply a given set of vehicles simultaneously, the batteries will allow an increased power service due to the battery’s installation next to the chargers.
The batteries will be charged (topped up) in valley hours. When there is higher need for power, the batteries would be requested to enter as a reserve do make up/compensate for the remaining power needs. An energy monitoring system will recognize when the consumption is close to the contracted power limit and will trigger the entering of the batteries to compensate for the rest. Interoperability his hence a crucial aspect to ensure as well as the interaction with the connected data space.