BMW I3 thinks and gives way for eco flow through intelligent shop

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In close cooperation with the electricity network operator Tennet, the BMW Group works on innovative solutions that make electromobility to a support pillar of the energy transition. An intelligent charging control developed for BMW-Charging can help influence the loads of electric cars so that the power grid is kept stable and optimally used existing energy from regenerative sources.

This solution has proven for the first time in Germany for the first time in Germany for the first time after a successful use in the United States. It is based on crosslinking technology, which is already standard on board in the purely electrically powered BMW i3.

The BMW Group pursues the goal of providing the loading of electrified vehicles for their customers as comfortable, cost-effective and low-emissions as possible. Digital integration of electric cars into the power grid will make it possible to vote charging operations both on the customer’s mobility requirement and on the network stability and the availability of renewable energy. In this way, intelligent charging control can help prevent bottlenecks in the power grid while granting green electricity “Prerequisite”.

If the customer’s mobility plans are consistent, the charging process of suitable E-vehicles can be reduced for a short time in a supply of supply to relieve the network. The feed-in of energy is continued in the high-voltage battery as soon as the bottleneck is bridged in the network – in the optimal case at a time at which sufficient amounts of wind or solar energy are available.

Intelligent charging control reacts to signals of the network operator

The charging control developed for BMW-Charging acts as a link between the vehicle and power grid. It registers the needs of the power grid signaled by the network operator and can optimally control charging operations of connected E-vehicles on this basis. This is done regardless of whether the vehicle is connected via a public charging station, a BMW wallbox or a conventional houseboard with the mains. The processing of the signals take over the digital charging control and the crosslinked electronics of the vehicle.

As part of the recent pilot project, it was possible to register and process the instructions of the network operator and project partner Tennet to impending network surpluses in order to temporarily reduce charging in selected BMW i3. Thus, electricity from renewable sources was optimally integrated into the network – and the use of reserve power plants from the field of fossil energy sources avoided.

The results of the pilot project are another milestone on the way to the digital integration of E-vehicles into the power grid and form the basis for realization of this solution on a larger scale.

Electromobility: From the challenge to the solution for the energy transition

With the continuously growing stock of electric cars on the streets increases the need for electricity for individual mobility. In terms of total requirement, the electromobility represents a comparatively small factor. Independent studies assume that, for example, in the case of two million e-vehicles of electricity requirements in Germany, only about one percent will increase.

At the same time, electromobility supports network operators using intelligent charging control when coping with new tasks associated with the increasing supply of renewable energy. In particular, it is important to use supply and demand – so power generation and consumption – both regionally and in the amount precisely externally.

Thus, for example, wind power generated in the north has to be able to get to consumers in the south of Germany. This is difficult if the capacity of the network is already aligned. Without intelligent control, bottlenecks can arise that have to be compensated quickly. Therefore threatens the undersupply of a territory, is currently the performance of the performance of short-term carbon or gas power plants available at short notice.

Intelligent loading can help to keep the electricity price stable

This redispatch interventions into electricity generation only create costs of around 500 million euros annually in Germany, which are to be applied by the network operators. You can be reduced by an intelligently controlled loading. A short-term reduction of charging operations will remove the network bottleneck.In addition to reducing redispatch costs, the integration of E vehicles into the network and intelligent charging controls in perspective provides the potential to reduce the expansion of supraregional current roads and thus keep the electricity price stable.

In addition, the network stabilizing services provided may also be the basis of energy-efficient business models. Because by intelligently controlled loading electrified vehicles can generate a compensation. This is a milestone on the way to the Vision of the BMW Group, the drivers of E-vehicles charging current of one day can be fully emission-free and free of charge.

Holistic offer in the field of electromobility

A precursor to the current pilot project in Germany has already brought the BMW Group to the street with BMW I Charge Forward. In the US state of California, the intelligent, demand and electricity-oriented control of charging operations has been tested for several years with more than 300 electric vehicles in everyday practice and remunerated by the local network operator. The financial bonus, in turn, benefits the participating drivers of these E-vehicles – a win-win situation for all involved.

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  1. Super the BMW because what would like to develop. But you can have finished that ready. The electricity tariff Q.Energy Smart of q Cells with the go-e loading box can already now. With 100% green electricity of course.


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