Vehicle-2-X and Grid Congestion

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

04:30 pm - 06:00 pm
ICM München
Room 13 B

As the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on the roads continues to grow, concerns about grid congestion and its impact on the charging infrastructure are rising. This session will explore the potential of v2x technology for leveraging the power of EV batteries for flexible energy storage in order to ease the burden on the grid. Experts will discuss the critical role of v2x in managing peak power demand, optimizing charging infrastructure utilization and balancing grid supply and demand. Attendees will gain insights into the latest developments and hear case studies on v2x solutions that have prevented grid congestion, ensuring a sustainable and reliable energy transition.

04:30 pm - 04:35 pmWelcome and Introduction

Baerte de Brey

Chief International Officer


04:35 pm - 04:45 pmThe Complexity and Roles of Testing to Accelerate V2G Deployment

Andrew Cifala

Strategic Portfolio Planner and Test Solution Architect

Keysight Technologies, Inc.

04:45 pm - 04:55 pmV2G Reference Implementation, How to Set up an International V2X Business Case, Learnings From Practice in Europe

Speaker to be Announced, Jedlix B.V.

Bas Lottman

Head of Product

Jedlix B.V.

04:55 pm - 05:05 pmDomestic V2X: Opportunities and Challenges

Michael Evans

Optimisation and Analytics Lead

Octopus Energy

05:05 pm - 05:15 pmDelivering V2G Services From Vehicle to Market

Dr. Christopher Hecht

Data Scientist

The Mobility House GmbH

05:15 pm - 06:00 pmPanel Discussion

Andrew Cifala, Keysight Technologies, Inc.

Strategic Portfolio Planner and Test Solution Architect

United States

Andrew is the Strategic Portfolio Planner and Test Solution Architect for grid modernization at Keysight. Focusing on the overall energy transition, Andrew researches and synthesizes emerging trends in technology, global market dynamics, and evolving policies and regulatory frameworks to generate a deep understanding of the needs of the industry and to craft comprehensive roadmaps for addressing them. He works directly with industry leaders to define and develop test solutions for accelerating the creation of technologies for distributed energy resources (DER) and electric vehicle-grid integration. He also participates in various standard working groups and technical committees to help shape the future of DER and V2G. Andrew has over a decade of experience working with power and energy technologies in the utilities and tech sectors. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Carroll College, MT and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Montana State University focusing on advanced power systems, microgrids, and renewable energy integration.

Michael Evans, Octopus Energy

Optimisation and Analytics Lead


As Optimisation and Analytics Lead at Octopus Energy Group, Michael brings together optimisation design, market access and customer propositions to harness flexibility from domestic and commercial assets, at scale. Example products include Octopus Zero Bill Homes and Power Pack, both guaranteeing customers pay nothing to consume energy, covering entire homes and EV charging respectively. Michael holds a PhD in flexibility from distributed energy resources from Imperial College London.

Bas Lottman, Jedlix B.V.

Head of Product

The Netherlands

As a born and raised 'Rotterdammer', I value a hands-on mentality. With this mentality and a solid background in energy, I strive to bridge the gap between EV owners, complex energy markets and the IoT space. I get out of bed every morning to increase the use of sustainable energy, reduce the costs of driving an EV and improve the efficient use of the grid by creating an unrivalled smart charging experience.

Baerte de Brey, ElaadNL

Chief International Officer


Baerte de Brey works at Stedin, a Dutch DSO. Responsible for analyzing the longterm effect of electric mobility on the electricity grids, Baerte helps building a sustainable business case around this transition. This includes vehicle2grids, solving regulatory barriers and cyber security. He graduated from Leiden University in 2001 with a law degree and received a MBA from Nyenrode Business University in 2006. On behalf of Stedin, he is one of the executive board members of ElaadNL. ElaadNL is a collaboration of the Dutch DSO's and the knowledge and innovation centre in the field of (smart) charging infrastructure. As an expert for the European Commission he sometimes reviews collective European programs concerning EV interoperability and smart charging.

Dr. Christopher Hecht, The Mobility House GmbH

Data Scientist


Christopher works as Data Scientist at The Mobility House to generate a clearer visibility over the flexibility assets such as charging stations and vehicles connected through the backend in the portfolio. In parallel, Christopher continues his work as a scientist with the ISEA Institute, RWTH Aachen University. Christopher's research focusses on applying machine learning and big data algorithms on public charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. Key questions are how the existing infrastructure can best be used, how future expansion is best placed, and how electric vehicles can positively interact with the electricity grid. Through the platform as well as appearances in various conferences, he is a leading voice on charging infrastructure usage in Germany. As part of electric mobility, he also focusses on buffer batteries and home energy storage systems. He has experience in the fields CAPEX/OPEX projection for power and gas grid assets, power grid and power market modelling, wind energy tenders, and renewable energy technology. He further has an extensive IT and programming background with projects completed in database management and back-end development.

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