The Engineer — The first of two Interoperability Centres designed to promote common standards in electric mobility and smart grids on both sides of the Atlantic has been inaugurated near Chicago.
According to the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) converging standards and interoperability between smart grids and electric vehicles will allow for deeper penetration of renewable energies in electricity systems.
Similarly, technology harmonisation is expected to drive product and service innovation in the world’s two largest economies and could prove instrumental in establishing global standards for electric mobility.
The first Interoperability Centre is hosted at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. The second Centre will be opened in the EU at JRC sites in Petten, the Netherlands and Ispra, Italy, in 2014. Read more.
Posted July 19, 2013