[Legacy Report] An introduction to the intelligent grid interfaced vehicle eco-charging (igive)


The UK government is determined to address the challenges of tackling climate change and maintaining energy security in a way that minimises costs and maximises benefits to the economy. Among all sources of CO2 emissions in the UK, the energy supply accounts for about 40%, followed by the transport for over 25%. To meet the target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050, large proportion of electricity generated from low carbon sources integrated with mass adoption of electric vehicles (EV) offer a great potential. Likewise, the Chinese 12th National Economic and Social Development Five-Year Plan has set the target of 3.5% reduction per unit of GDP in both energy use and carbon dioxide emissions, and identified new energy and clean energy vehicles among the seven priority industries in the next five years from 2012. It is clear that both countries are fully committed to a planned 'decarbonisation' of their respective energy systems. However, both face the challenges of planning and building the suitable infrastructure and of managing the resources to ensure future power systems operate more reliably, more flexibly, and more economically, by integrating and coordinating the actions of all actors. It has been widely recognised that EVs could both benefit from and help to drive forward the development of smart grids where renewable resources are widely and substantially employed. iGIVE is a collaborative UK EPSRC - China NFSC funded project, which aims to investigate and develop a system for more reliable, more flexible and efficient and more environmental friendly smart gird solutions for seamless integration of distributed low-carbon intermittent power generation and large number of EVs. This presentation focuses on introducing iGIVE and also provides an overview of other renewable energy projects underway at Queen’s University Belfast.

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  • Date: 12 Feb 2014
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+01:00) Copenhagen
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  • Lyngby, Kobenhavns Amt
  • Denmark

  • Co-sponsored by CEE - DTU Elektro


Queens University Belfast


An introduction to the intelligent grid interfaced vehicle eco-charging (igive)


Address:Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom