The steering challenge: How can an electric vehicle, with all its energy flexibility potential, be integrated into a home setting, or small business environment? To maximize own solar energy consumption, to buy low and sell high, to use green energy ― preferably, all of the above! We apply our open source FlexMeasures platform to the vehicletogrid (v2g) challenge in cooperation with PositiveDesign in Utrecht.
The uncertainty: Each of the concepts stated above seems straightforward but already requires machine learning, e.g. for forecasting. Combing these use cases to achieve an optimal outcome becomes mind-bogglingly complex. The FlexMeasures platform is tailored for these kinds of tasks and quickly and efficiently calculates optimal charge/dis-charge schedules.