DTU hosts meeting and workshops for Parker partners

On April 25th-26th, the Parker partners got together at DTU in Lyngby, Denmark, for two days of project meeting and workshops. Focusing on the three project pillars, the aim of the workshops was to clarify purpose, usability and partner involvement, to ensure an optimal execution of the coming tasks in the project.

The meeting, which was the first during the pilot phase of the project, kicked off with status presentations from each of project work packages, providing an overview of the work in the project so far as well coming tasks. During the first day, there was also an inspirational presentation from Olivier Corradi, who is the founder of Tomorrow. Tomorrow uses science, data and machine learning to automatically quantify the environmental impact of our daily decisions, thus empowering us to make informed decisions and have a tangible and positive environmental impact. The presentation included an introduction to electricitymap.org, which is an interactive map that shows in real-time where your electricity comes from, and how much CO2 was emitted to produce it.

The second part of the day was dedicated to three group work sessions representing the three pillars that account for the main output of the project, i.e. Grid Applications, Grid Readiness Certificate, and Replicability and Scalability. Here, all partners helped specify the purpose of each of the pillars, how the participating OEMs could contribute to the pillars, and how the output could best be used by OEMs in general.

On the second day, the results of the group work sessions were processed in-depth through workshops. Primarily, the workshops focused on evaluating the pillar descriptions and on outlining the most important task that are currently related to each of the pillars. With the results of these workshops, the project partners are now ready to move forward to next phase with an even clearer understanding of the coming tasks, and how the project can best utilize the profound knowledge each partner contributes with.

At the meeting, the partners were also able to visit DTU’s test lab, which features V2G connectivity. Here, state-of-the-art electric vehicles from Nissan, Mitsubishi and PSA Groupe are being tested during the project, including the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, which is one of the world’s first plug-in Hybrid SUV.