Project Resilient Electric Vehicle Charging

Sygensys was delighted to be awarded a contract by National Grid ESO to undertake research related to mass adoption of EV charging and V2G.

Project Resilient Electric Vehicle Charging (REV) analysed the impact of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging on grid short term (1 cycle to 10 seconds) frequency and voltage stability, and cascade fault prevention and recovery.

An individual charger has a relatively small impact on the grid. So, the analysis focussed on categories of failures which could cause a correlated change by multiple chargers at the same time and/or local area.

Project outputs are a failure modes effects analysis, raising awareness of the risks and suggestions for grid code updates mitigating key risks. Full details are given the project reports and webinar below.

Project REV Work Package 1 Webinar recording

Details of the project are also available on the ENA smarter networks portal

Project SPRINT:

Wide area monitoring systems, based on phasor measurement units (PMU), are becoming increasingly important tools to help monitor and control ow inertia grids.

Project SPRINT analysed the Impacts and effects of extreme space weather events and cyber threats, on GNSS timing, used by PMUs grid and calculated the probability of these occurring.

This project was funded by SPRINT and was a collaboration with the University of Bristol and Riskaware.

Harnessing renewable energy to secure the grid

Our vision is to lever the potential of bi-directional power flow from electric vehicles and battery energy storage systems to help balance electricity supply and demand, both on public grids and local microgrids.

We are working on developing demand side management solutions which address the cyber and security risks arising at the grid’s edge, enabling the development of demand side response markets.