eBox to Demonstrate Vehicle-to-grid Capability in Pennsylvania

The event will be held at PJM's Valley Forge campus on November 14, 2007.

Published: 13-Nov-2007

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. -- PJM Interconnection will host a presentation and demonstration on Nov. 14, 2007 of an electric vehicle adapted to plug into and receive power dispatch commands from the power grid. The event will be held at PJM's Valley Forge campus. The demonstration will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prior to the demonstration, Dr. Willett Kempton, the lead researcher of the Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) initiative and associate professor of the University of Delaware, will be giving a presentation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The vehicle, an AC Propulsion eBox EV, is the brainchild of the Mid- Atlantic Grid-Interactive Car (MAGIC) Consortium that includes the University of Delaware, Pepco Holdings Inc. (PHI), PJM and AC Propulsion. PJM has been providing technological support to the consortium to enable the technological advancement of the vehicle and to demonstrate how the grid can facilitate plug-and-play technology.

During the demonstration, the electric vehicle will be plugged in and receive power dispatch commands from PJM. In response to the signals, the vehicle will charge or discharge its battery to help balance supply and demand on the PJM grid.

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