Completed project

Orchestrating Smart Charging in mass Deployment

The goal of the Orchestrating Smart Charging in mass Deployment (OSCD) project is to enable mass EV deployment in the most economical way by sustaining grid services and utilizing renewable energy by orchestrating smart charging leading to grid stability and reduced CO2 emissions. On the basis of the OSCD project, DSO’s will have access to tools and grid-services enabling new and disruptive business models for e-mobility parties through which they can improve and influence the charging process to reduce grid expansion costs – creating benefits for the economy and society.


The emergence of electric driving and sustainable charging is an essential component in Europe’s shift to a low-carbon economy. Last year, the European Commission published a strategy for low-emission mobility. Here it states that “Europe needs to accelerate the transition towards low- and zero-emission vehicles”.


In this project we want to unleash the power of flexibility towards all the requesters of flexibility. We research the hypothesis that the (aggregated) EV’s can deliver (almost) all the requested flexibility (proven by simulation). Furthermore we provide the necessary developments in ‘equipment’ for that. And we visualize and explain the challenges and the solutions in different ‘grid-constellations’. The developments will include that the different systems will get information about the amount of energy existing in real time and control the usage using smart charging algorithms in a way that satisfies the different flexibility requesters and the EV users

The plan includes innovative ways to better understand the situation specific challenges in an integrated way, taking into account the grid complexity, better analyse the situation based on real and simulated data.
We combine an academic and operational approach, leading to innovative, disruptive and advanced practical solutions that will improve existing protocols and enables the orchestrating of various interfaces and transactions. A better EV charging environment and a balanced grid are the results.

What is Orchestrating Smart Charging in mass Deployment?

The project combines several applications of smart charging together leading to grid benefits and making smart charging economically interesting for implementation. increasing the benefits of charging for the EV owner thus encouraging EV ownership and increasing the penetration of EVglobally. Orchestration of Smart Charging is necessary to enable mass deployment of EV. The further development of (local) ‘grid services’ will put the EV in the position to ‘solve’ the DSOs (future) congestion challenge. Summarised, the result of the project will be ‘a better EV charging environment and a balanced grid’.
Demonstrate an integrated pilot system in which the aligned, harmonised protocols providing sophisticated smart charging (smart charging 2.0) are demonstrated and can be implemented in real-life products.


The duration of the project OSCD is 30 months (from March 2018).


Partners complement each other

In the project, we plan to orchestrate the various interfaces and protocols and create a solution that will enable to balance the electricity network capabilities and the EV charging/ driver needs. The capabilities and experiences of the different involved parties are complementary. Product developers like Driivz and EBG-Compleo develop and operate state-of-the-art products and have an enormous amount of practical experience and a good vision on new emerging technologies. TU Delft is experienced in the field of algorithm development, specific on multi-actor-optimization algorithms and has performed and access to a large scale of academia research in the field of electromobility and smart grids. In this way TU Delft has access to a great amount of scientific research and experience in applying that information. AIT in Austria is equipped with sophisticated laboratory / simulation facilities to in-depth further explore the impact of EV on the (low voltage) grids. These facilities are needed to learn about the impact and measures to integrate the uptake of electromobility in the most efficient way. ElaadNL, active in experimental research with a lot of bottom up knowledge on charging infrastructure, smart grids and smart charging, excelling in knowledge about EV and demand response related protocols is in the position to tie the core competences of the different involved parties together, seamlessly complementing each other in the work at hand.

The project Orchestrating Smart Charging in mass Deployment is part of the European program Electric Mobiltity Europe.

An other project under the same flag is Electric Mobility Without Frontiers (EMWF). Read more about this project.