OKEE Basel

Optimization of linking between electric vehicles and energy management systems of buildings (OKEE): Establishment and implementation of initial pilot projects in Basel. Within the concept of the "2000-Watt-Society - Pilot Region Basel", the link between electric vehicle’s batteries and the building’s energy management systems as well as the benefit by the sectoral linkage should be investigated.

Switzerland is facing an energy transition. This complex rebuilding process of the entire energy system also encompasses the areas of mobility and buildings. With the further diffusion of electric vehicles, it becomes technologically and ecologically reasonable to couple and coordinate these two sectors. However, there are several challenges for multi-family houses and areas. Apart from the technological challenges, a large number of actors must be involved. Synergies, and hence added value, can only be created when energy supply companies, the construction sector, real estate administrations and fleet operators cooperate in the integration of electric vehicles into the building’s energy management systems.

How can electric vehicles practically be implemented in the (building) energy management system of a specific area? Can the optimization of the electricity demand of the electric vehicles, the energy supply of the buildings and the decentralized renewable electricity and heat production from photovoltaics and heat pumps be reconciled with the user’s behaviour in the district? How is the integration of different stakeholders organized in order to create and manage synergies? What framework conditions need to be changed with the result that this coupling will be implemented not only on a pilot site, but also comprehensively in the future?

The research project within the framework of the pilot region of Basel "Optimization of linking between electric vehicles and energy management systems of buildings (OKEE): Establishment and implementation of initial pilot projects in Basel" examines these questions and answers them within the framework of pilot applications in specific areas. This corresponds to the goal of the pilot region of Basel to be an experimental laboratory for the energetically meaningful networking at a district level.

The coupling of electric vehicles and (building) energy management systems promises many advantages for the pilot region: Firstly, the integration of electric vehicles into the building / area energy management can optimize self-consumption. Secondly, the local network stability can be improved and thus relieve the strain on the electricity network. Finally yet importantly, thanks to a linking between two sectors, a sustainable mobility concept can be developed for the area by optimally meeting the mobility needs, as well as its own consumption targets, with the result that the 2000-Watt objectives of the areas are reached.

 

 

At a glance

Projectwebpage: 2000-Watt-Gesellschaft Kanton Baselstadt

Institut: Institute of Sustainable Development

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Financing: Amt für Umwelt und Energie des Kantons Basel-Stadt

Projectstatus: 01.03.2017 – 31.12.2018