The new ACES (Across Continents Electric Vehicle Services) project by the Center for Electric Power and Energy of DTU intends to investigate technical and economic system benefits and impacts by large scale electric vehicles integration in Bornholm. The project will run between April 2017 and March 2020.
The Danish Island of Bornholm is a unique environment for testing of smart technologies, as 75% of the produced energy on the island is renewable energy. The ACES project will simulate a full scale penetration scenario of electrical vehicles at Bornholm in order to assess how new aggregating functionalities both technically and economically can support a successful integration of electric vehicles into the energy system.
The project will further initiate a small scale pilot project involving up to 100 privately owned Nissan vehicles and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) chargers for proving that electric vehicles can be used for effectively balancing the system. Building on the preceding research efforts, ACES will scale up the technology as to understand and quantify the full impact of EVs as a provider of flexibility and critical properties to a power system and its markets, investigating the needs of the Danish market development, which in turn can be applied to markets beyond the Nordic system.