New video introducing Parker

How will Parker turn electric vehicles in to valuable assets for the future power system? How can consumers benefit from grid intergrated vehicles? How does Parker stand out from other projects? Watch the video or read the highlights below where Peter Bach, Project Manager of Parker, explains the project. 


What is the background of the Parker Project? 

The background for the Parker Project is the electrification we see of transportation. There’s a strong push, both on an international and European level, to go from fossil fuel cars to electric cars. Ultimately, this will lead to a higher demand of power and energy in the power system.

The immediate effect is a challenge to the power system, but if done intelligently, these electric vehicles can actually be used as an asset to ensure an economic power system based on renewable energy.

How will Parker turn electric vehicles in to assets for the power system?

We want to further develop the concept of the grid-integrated vehicle (GIV). A GIV is a vehicle that has been purposely designed to support the power system. The idea is that society can benefit from this technology since the vehicle makes it easier to deal with the renewable energy, we are generating, it makes the system cheaper to operate, and as an end user, you will experience a lower costs of owning electric cars, because you will be able to use the car for more purposes.

How can end users benefit from grid-integrated vehicles?

You can compare it to Airbnb where you have an asset, in this case not an apartment or a room, but a car, and you want to make the most out of that asset by letting someone else use it as well when you are not using it.

So in this case maybe you use your car 5% of the time, but the rest of the time, when it is just standing there, and you are not using it, you can allow the power system to benefit from this car, and in that way you get a compensation for doing so.

What makes Parker stand out from other projects?

We believe that the unique thing about the Parker project is that we are bringing on Danish know-how and experience. Denmark has a very high share of renewable energy and also have a very strong tradition of investigating energy technologies.

We bring that knowledge in to a project which is joined by a lot of industry partners. For instance, we have different car manufacturers and a charging spot manufacturer contributing to the project. All together, I think that makes the project quite unique and will make the project results that much better.