Home Energy Management System Respond to Dynamic Price (Honda)

Honda Fit EV

Stakeholders and researchers have limited real-world experience with the performance of a vehicle battery when used as a bi-directional, load-flexible resource acting in response to dynamic grid conditions. As more manufacturers come to market with bi-directional EV chargers, net-zero-energy demand-side PV systems, and residential-scale battery storage, research is needed to understand how to manage these technologies to achieve grid benefits while ensuring user functionality. This project aims to develop technology to read a utility price signal and respond by varying bi-directional house battery charging and bi-directional vehicle battery charging to improve grid resilience and reduce grid carbon emissions, while meeting the needs of the house occupants and EV drivers.