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Argonne's EV-Smart Grid Interoperability Center

The new EV-Smart Grid Interoperability Center established at Argonne National Laboratory provides an ideal facility for industry-government cooperation to enable joint development of EV standards and test procedures to facilitate universal connectivity between EVs and the electric charging infrastructure with the utility grid, to ensure charging of any EV anywhere, anytime.

Vehicles undergoing testing in Argonne's EV-SMart Grid Interoperability Center.

Above: Argonne's new state-of-the-art EV-Interoperability Center focuses on standards and technology to support EV-grid connectivity.

The Interoperability Center facilitates the following activities:

  • Verification testing of SAE J2953 interoperability test procedures;
  • Integration of electric vehicles, supply equipment (AC/DC/wireless), and grid utility providers for seamless customer use;
  • Ensuring interoperability of the various system components with verification; and
  • Characterizing safety, performance, and communication to support requirements and standards verification.

Read more about the EV-Smart Grid Interoperability Centers:

  • EV-Smart Grid Interoperability Centers in Europe and the U.S. (PDF, 7.3 MB). The EV-Smart Grid Interoperability Centers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) are providing a venue for global industry-government cooperation that is focused on the joint development of EV standards and test procedures. (July 2013).

Read more about Argonne's EV-Smart Grid integration research activities.

February 2014


Keith Hardy


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