Samveg Saxena, Jonathan Coignard and Jason MacDonald
A Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) team led by Samveg Saxena of the Energy Technologies Area’s Grid Integration Group won a 2015 R&D 100 award for developing V2G-Sim, a vehicle-to-grid simulator. The development team also included Jonathan Coignard and Jason MacDonald.
V2G-Sim quantifies energy use for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) by the second, under various driving conditions or while charging or discharging to/from the grid. The simulator enables users to predict how each vehicle will perform with different drivers, and how each vehicle will interact with the electricity grid. Grid operators can use the tool to forecast electricity demand for a time interval during the day, and industry and policy stakeholders can use it to better understand how PEVs can draw electricity from the grid or provide power to the grid when it is needed during peak demand.
Each year, R&D Magazine presents the R&D 100 Awards, which recognize the top 100 technology products from industry, academia, and government-sponsored research. For more information on the awards, see the links below.