Increasing environmental concerns are driving the evolution of the energy system in which the electrification of the transport sector is considered a crucial element in achieving sustainability goals.
Successful electric vehicle (EV) introduction allows the reduction of CO2 emissions, but also represents a challenge for the power system: as the number of EVs increases, the impact of uncontrolled charging is observed more widely, especially at the distribution level where high EV concentrations cause congestion due to the coincidence between the EV charging and the peak residential consumption. However, since EVs can act as mobile storage points, they could not be considered as passive loads but as assets that can be used to reinforce the system by providing flexibility
Given the increased share of distributed energy resources with intermittent output in the grid, flexibility ancillary services are deemed to become increasingly important in the future.
In order to coordinate large numbers of decentralized mobile energy units, Vattenfall wants to look at cars as mobile virtual power plants. Vattenfall challenges you to use blockchain to create a transparent mechanism for receiving bids for flexibility as well as the tracking of each users’ participation.
DOMAIN EXPERTS PRESENT AT THE HACKATHON
Business-, legal-, tax- and IT experts from Vattenfall
Vattenfall is in conversation with other stakeholders to form a consortium with all relevant parties within this value chain.
Specific dataset will be determined after talking to the team captains of the teams in this track, to individually help the teams.
Basic datasets of Vattenfall on the energy market and specific questions in the challenge will be available during the hackathon..
Many data can be retrieved from open sources such as availability of EV fleet, charging distance and more.
TYPE OF TEAM ELIGIBLE TO APPLY
OPEN SOURCE OR PROPRIETARY
We expect teams to build an open protocol that can be launched and adopted on an European level.
Vattenfall’s mission is to become fossil free within one generation.
Vattenfall is a leading European energy company, that for more than 100 years has electrified industries, supplied energy to people’s homes and modernized our way of living through innovation and cooperation.
We employ approximately 20,000 people and have operations mainly in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, the UK and Finland. Vattenfall is owned by the Swedish state.
Vattenfall operates 10 000 charging stations in Sweden, Germany, Netherlands and UK.
Only in Amsterdam, 100 000 charge sessions are carried out every month
Ambition and goals
We want to make fossil-free living possible within one generation. Therefore we are driving the transition to a more sustainable energy system through growth in renewable production and climate smart energy solutions for our customers.
We need emerging technologies like blockchain, AI and Machine learning to reach that goal. Members of the Odyssey ecosystem build a new application to connect vehicles to leapfrog energy transition and we will help them incubate and launch their solution.
Track record in innovation and working to accelerate with teams/companies
Vattenfall over the last two years after the helped more than half the teams in their track with
– pitching before the board of Vattenfall
– training on business
– connections to internal and external stakeholders
Current consortium. Vattenfall is currently working on a full consortium with all relevant market players. We will update the website when parties have joined.
Distribution system operators (DSO), transmission system operators (TSO), Government, protocol foundations and experts on consortium forming on a European scale.
What does the partner offer. The consortium (still under development) will offer you the chance to instantly scale your solution throughout the energy market chain and on a European level.
Vattenfall will guide and support you in this process.
What do consortium partners offer. Consortium is under construction.
Articles and other media will be available for the teams when they are formed and during the deep dive.
Charlotta Edeland – R&D Engineer – Vattenfall