The IA-HEV Executive Committee unanimously approved Task 43 at the Executive Committee meeting held on October 2018 in Burgdof, Switzerland. The Kick off meeting took place on May 2019 in Lyon, France. Cristina Corchero, head of the Energy Systems Analytics group at IREC, is the Vehicle Grid Integration (VGI) operating agent of the Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology Collaboration Program from the International Energy Agency.
The goals of this task are to explore, identify and give answers to the gaps preventing the electric vehicles to be fully integrated in the electrical grid, and to improve the joint work between electric sector and mobility sector, which is a key point for the real energy transition.
The approach is to analyse all VGI aspects by means of expert workshop meetings with stakeholders involved in each of the identified gaps, and to join stakeholders from different sectors to find global solutions to current “chicken and egg situation” (lack of market because no users exist, and vice versa).