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ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, ENERGY, AND POWER TECHNOLOGY Task Order 0012: Plug In Electric Vehicle, Vehicle to Grid

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Technical Report,28 Sep 2015,05 Dec 2017

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E2 Technologies LLC Dayton United States

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From 2015-2017, the DoD conducted a Plug-in Electric Vehicle - Vehicle to Grid PEV-V2G demonstration at four locations of non-tactical motor fleets - Los Angeles Air Force Base, Fort Hood, Joint Base Andrews and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. V2G technologies provide financial and operational incentives to use PEVs beyond their primary function as vehicles. The concept of V2G is that a PEV is connected to the electrical grid via a bi-directional charging station. This allows the PEV battery to be marketed as an energy resource receiving power from and providing power to the grid on a coordinated signal from the utility or the facility energy management system. The V2G team worked with original equipment manufacturers and contractors in developing multiple vehicles and charging stations to demonstrate the technology, determine effect on fleet missions, and assess return on investment. Data was tracked on all asset performance, and the program worked closely with the local utilities to execute the V2G process. The concept of V2G was proven, but many individual technologies remain at a low technology readiness level, with reliability and performance issues. Additionally, infrastructuremaintenance costs remain substantial. The demonstration selected the best performers to optimize V2G participation and revenue for the participating installations.

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  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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