SAE International Develops Standard For Electric Vehicle/Grid Communications

SAE International has created a new standard, J2836/1 – Use Cases for Communication Between Plug-In Vehicles and the Utility Grid, that will aid in the integration of electric vehicles and utility systems.

The standard establishes use cases for two-way communication between plug-in electric vehicles and the electric power grid, for energy transfer and other applications. It also provides a set of communication requirements for use with various load management and rate programs that will be established by utility companies related to the charging of plug-in electric vehicles.

‘This standard will help enable consumers to charge their vehicles at off-peak hours and help utilities better manage the grids during peak hours, thus minimizing cost and grid impacts,’ says Ford Motor Co.'s Rich Scholer, chairman of SAE International's Hybrid Task Force and sponsor of the new standard.

SAE International says J2836/1 is the first in a series of five standards that are being developed to address utility programs for plug-in electric vehicles.

SOURCE: SAE International

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