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Research Strengths at the Core of V2G-Sim

The development of V2G-Sim leverages 3 historic areas of strength at Berkeley Lab, in electrochemical technologies, grid integration, and electricity markets and policy.
  • In electrochemical technologies, Berkeley Lab leads the US Department of Energy's Batteries for Advanced Transportation Technologies (BATT) program, which is leading fundamental R&D to develop better anodes, cathodes and electrolytes for the next generation of vehicle batteries. The BATT program also leads efforts to develop better cell diagnostic, analysis and mathematical modeling approaches.
  • EETD's Grid Integration Group (GIG) conducts research that advances near-term adoption of demand response technologies, policies and programs. GIG also leads substantial R&D into the planning and optimal control of microgrids, and the development of technologies to ensure the reliable operation of the grid.
  • EETD's Electricity Markets and Policy (EMP) group conducts technical, economic, and policy analysis of energy topics centered on the U.S. electricity sector.
A fourth area of programmatic growth at Berkeley Lab is in vehicle powertrain systems. The development of V2G-Sim is led by the vehicle powertrain research program within the Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD) at Berkeley Lab.

As vehicle-grid integration requires simultaneous consideration of many variables spanning many stakeholders and disciplines, the combination of the above 3 areas of historic strength ideally position Berkeley to develop V2G-Sim and make substantial contributions to the field of vehicle-grid integration.

About the V2G-Sim Team

Please visit the Research Staff page to learn about the team members behind V2G-Sim.
Interested in joining the V2G-Sim team, or conducting collaborative research with us? Visit the Join the Team page.

About EETD

The vehicle powertrain program is part of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD) at Berkeley Lab. EETD’s mission is to perform analysis, research, and development leading to better energy technologies and reduction of adverse energy-related environmental impacts. EETD carries out its work through the support of the U.S. Department of Energy (the Division's primary sponsor), other federal entities, state governments and the private sector. Our staff of 500 represents a diverse cross section of fields and skills, ranging from architecture, physics, and mechanical engineering to economics and public policy. The Division carries out research on batteries and fuel cells, electricity grid technologies, energy-efficient building technologies; energy analysis; environmental impacts of energy use, including on air quality and climate, indoor environmental quality, and sensors and materials for energy applications.

About Berkeley Lab

Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence’s belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.

In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with “excellence.” Thirteen Nobel prizes are associated with Berkeley Lab. Seventy Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation’s highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world.

Learn more about Berkeley Lab here.