Requirements for the Future of EVs: Motive, Energy Storage, and Portable Power for Everywhere
With all of the attention optimizing renewable energy applications including energy storage to meet the demand of consumers and grid utilities, EVs have become the next area the industry has turned its attention to as a renewable energy resource for consumers and grid utilities. As a standards development leader UL created an outline of investigation for bidirectional EV charging system equipment under the UL standard of UL 9741. This standard covers bidirectional electric vehicle charging equipment that charges electric vehicles from an electric power system and also includes functionality to export power from the electric vehicle to an electric power system. UL 9741 includes a direct reference to UL 1741 for grid interconnection compliance. UL1741 certifications are required by CA, HI including UL1741 SA and multiple other utilities as a requisite for export to the EPS. As utilities and consumers implement increasing levels of energy storage the EV industry is poised to deliver. Safety of EVs and EV applications has never been more important. By attending this session, manufacturers, integrators, utilities and AHJ’s will better understand how they can produce and utilize cutting edge technology while still keeping the world a safer place.
In this session, the audience will learn: • Overview of the standard • Most recent developments including onboard inverters within EVs • Overview of the certification process for EVs • How to utilize bi-directional EVs and EVSEs in grid integrated and grid support applications under the codes and standards required