Great success of second EEBUS testing event at our new Living Lab Cologne: From September 21st to 23rd 2022, EEBUS Initiative hosted its second Plugfest on Capacity Management and related EEBUS Use Cases and in parallel conducted an expert conference. Various participants from all relevant branches such as automotive and supply equipment, energy management, smart meter infrastructure as well as energy supply and distribution grid operation, were on site, to test the full end-to-end functionality via EEBUS communication.

The conference has been opened by the keynote of Michael Blohm (BMWK), followed by a presentation of the accompanying research initiative Elektro-Mobil, which introduced the white paper on “Control of Charging Processes in Electromobility” and its upcoming expansion. The overall program of the conference focused on the integration of controllable consumers into the power grid. Session topics reached from regulation and security requirements, configuration and registration processes up to use cases and testing. The interactive workshops during the conference were organised as a hybrid event, enabling virtual and on-site participation.

Workshop and test results showed that a uniform (VDE AR 2829-6) standard for controllability at the grid connection is necessary and already works in practice: EEBUS Use Cases for the grid and the market are already aligned and coordinated among each other and thus enable the free development of business models while maintaining grid stability.

In the BMWK funded research project ARNi, a test environment is to be created for the Living Lab to accelerate standardised interoperability at the grid connection and to describe and document the processes behind it.

For more information and impressions please go to our LivingLab Cologne Website.