Energy Internet and eVehicles Overview

Governments around the world are wrestling with the challenge of how to prepare society for inevitable climate change. To date most people have been focused on how to reduce Green House Gas emissions, but now there is growing recognition that regardless of what we do to mitigate against climate change the planet is going to be significantly warmer in the coming years with all the attendant problems of more frequent droughts, flooding, sever storms, etc. As such we need to invest in solutions that provide a more robust and resilient infrastructure to withstand this environmental onslaught especially for our electrical and telecommunications systems.

Linking renewable energy with high speed Internet using fiber to the home combined with eVehicles and dynamic charging where vehicle's batteries are charged as it travels along the road, may provide for a whole new "energy Internet" infrastructure for linking small distributed renewable energy sources to users that is far more robust and resilient to survive climate change than today's centralized command and control infrastructure. For more details please see:

Using eVehicles for Renewable Energy Transportation and Distribution: http://goo.gl/bXO6x and http://goo.gl/UDz37

Free High Speed Internet to the Home or School Integrated with solar roof top: http://goo.gl/wGjVG

High level architecture of Internet Networks to survive Climate Change: http://goo.gl/juWdH

Architecture and routing protocols for Energy Internet http://goo.gl/niWy1g


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Network and Telecommunication protocols for the Energy Internet


[Bruce Nordham of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed some very exciting concepts on the networked and telecommunications protocols for the future “Energy Internet” or what he calls “Building Networks”.
 He rightly recognizes that most of today’s “Smart Grid” protocols are focused around the needs of the electrical utility and its transmission system.  While in reality we need a set of protocols that focus on much more distributed set of peer to peer energy sources and sinks.  These protocols will be particularly important as the eVehicle becomes an alternate energy transport system to the electrical grid.

The challenge we face with the future Energy Internet, in many ways parallels the development of Internet protocols. On one hand you have the IETF which is focused on developing protocols that enable and empower the end user – which has resulted in an explosion of innovation and new products and services. In contrast you have the ITU whose focus has been developing protocols that enable and empower the telco/cableco to control and manage the customer experience(e.g. NGN), where the end user is seen no more than a dumb consumer.  It is no surprise that most authoritarian governments and dictators favor the ITU approach.

We are seeing similar issues with the smart grid, where most of the standards development is focused on tools for the utility and grid operator to manage and control the flow of electricity to and from the grid.  Utility are largely focused on reducing costs, and not reducing CO2 emissions, or god forbid empowering the consumer.  That is why protocol work of “Building Networks” is so important.  – BSA]


Beyond the Smart Grid: Building Networks
http://eetd.lbl.gov/ea/nordman/docs/beyond.pdf

The Case against the Smart Grid
http://eetd.lbl.gov/ea/nordman/docs/i4e02oct09.pdf



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