UK “Domestic” V2G and DSR Trial Projects

It seems that some people from across the pond are getting very excited about a little vehicle-to-home pilot project just announced by a not so little US automobile company called General Motors. It seems that GM are blissfully unaware of the “domestic” V2x and smart charging pilot projects that have been under way here in … Continue reading “UK “Domestic” V2G and DSR Trial Projects”

The Largest Single Site for V2G in the World?

There have been numerous mainstream and social media articles today about what is claimed to be “The largest single site for vehicle-to-grid in the world”. Let’s start with the press release from SSE Enterprise: A North London bus garage is set to become the world’s largest vehicle-to-grid (V2G) trial site. Northumberland Park will run as … Continue reading “The Largest Single Site for V2G in the World?”

OCPP 2.0.1 Released

We have been waiting a long time for this announcement from the Open Charge Alliance: The full and official version of OCPP 2.0.1 is released and open to the public. OCPP 2.0.1 replaces OCPP 2.0 and features several bug fixes and improvements based on experiences in the field. As some of these improvements are on … Continue reading “OCPP 2.0.1 Released”

The 2019 Regen V2G Forum

I was up in London yesterday to attend the Regen “Electric vehicles and electricity system forum” on “Vehicle to Grid”. Not wanting to miss all of the excitement Kasia and Jim managed to make it to the “Networking and refreshments” afterwards as well. The 10th floor offices of our hosts for the afternoon, Burges Salmon, offered … Continue reading “The 2019 Regen V2G Forum”

AC Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Arrives in the United Kingdom

Here is the moment that Robin Berg of “We Drive Solar” announced to Robert Llewellyn and the huge crowd attending the V2G panel session at Fully Charged Live 2109 that the first ISO 15118 compliant AC V2G charging station had already arrived in Great Britain: A little later Robin and I exchanged a ceremonial handshake … Continue reading “AC Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Arrives in the United Kingdom”

T-Mobile Rolls Out NB-IoT Across Poland

We’re currently in Poland for the festive season. Having seen the press releases about T-Mobile’s NB-IoT Open Lab and trials in Poland we brought along some of our NB-IoT gear on the off chance of being able to test T-Mobile’s offering at some point on our trials. We got far more than we bargained for! … Continue reading “T-Mobile Rolls Out NB-IoT Across Poland”

Open Charge Alliance Enhances OCPP 1.6 Security

The Open Charge Alliance announced today that they have published a new security white paper. According to the news release: Secure communication and operation is a critical aspect of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure. In the latest release of OCPP version 2.0 security features such as secure connection setup, security events/logging and secure firmware update, have … Continue reading “Open Charge Alliance Enhances OCPP 1.6 Security”

UK Government Funded Home EV Chargepoints Must Be “Smart” By July 2019

The UK Government announced earlier today that: All government funded home chargepoints for electric vehicles must use innovative ‘smart’ technology from July 2019, the government announced today, fulfilling the commitment in the Road to Zero Strategy published earlier this year. This means chargepoints must be able to be remotely accessed, and capable of receiving, interpreting … Continue reading “UK Government Funded Home EV Chargepoints Must Be “Smart” By July 2019″

Vulnerabilities in Connected EV Chargers Could Damage Home Networks?

Yesterday cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab published a press release which claims that: Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered that electric vehicle chargers supplied by a major vendor carry vulnerabilities that can be exploited by cyber-attackers, and the consequences of a successful attack could include damage to the home electricity network. While modern electric vehicles are tested … Continue reading “Vulnerabilities in Connected EV Chargers Could Damage Home Networks?”

What Are The Top IoT Platform Requirements?

Our regular readers will be aware that we have been discussing our Internet of Things platform requirements with Digi International for quite some time now. At long last Digi have revealed what they see as their top 5 IoT requirements. Brad Cole, Digi’s Enterprise Software Product Manager, explains their view of such things in this … Continue reading “What Are The Top IoT Platform Requirements?”