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Energy industry leaders attend semi-annual SMART@CAR review

Leaders from the energy industry attended the semi-annual SMART@CAR Consortium review, December 8, 2011 at the Center for Automotive Research.

The review focused on developments in plug-in vehicles, vehicle-grid interaction, and related topics. Presentations included PEVs Charging Stations, Communications, and Control (Jin Wang); Residual Life Characterization of PEV Batteries for Secondary Stationary Grid Storage Application (Yann Guezennec); and PHEV Energy Management: Impact Factor Analysis (Vincenzo Marano). The afternoon session provided updates on both the DOE China-USA Clean Energy Research Center on Clean Vehicles (Giorgio Rizzoni) and NSF Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation-Energy Policy, Investment, and Pricing Analysis Driven by Computational Steering (Ramteen Sioshansi). The conclusion gave the opportunity for members to discuss current and future research agenda items, as well as to network and view Center for Automotive Research laboratories.

SMART@CAR is a research consortium focusing on plug-in vehicles, vehicle-grid interaction and related topics. Its members are American Electric Power, Dayton Power and Light, Duke Energy, First Energy, Hitachi, PJM and TE Connectivity. Affiliates are ECOtality, Clean Fuels Ohio, PlugSmart, RechargePower and Vanner.