JRC and US increase cooperation on e-mobility and smart grids© EU, 2011
JRC and US increase cooperation on e-mobility and smart grids
At the Transatlantic Economic Council meeting in Washington on 29 November the Director-General of the JRC, Dominique Ristori, signed a Letter of Intent for closer cooperation with the US Department of Energy (DoE) on e-mobility and smart grids.
The Letter of Intent creates the basis for the establishment of two Electric Vehicle and Smart Grid Interoperability centres, one at Argonne National Laboratories, in the US, and one at the JRC facilities in Ispra, Italy.
The twin centres will facilitate permanent contact between EU and US scientists, promoting a common approach between the two sides on the testing of relevant electric vehicle and smart grid equipment, and the fostering of global standards. They will address the interoperability issues between e-vehicles, smart grids and recharging systems.
The centres will also provide testing facilities for electric vehicles and the related supply equipment, and participate in each others' inter-laboratory comparisons. The JRC and the DoE will work together to prepare a work plan for the centres outlining common goals and final targets.
Photos of the event
Left to right: K. Hauser, D. Sandalow, G. Oettinger, D. Ristori, K. De Gucht and M. Froman © EU, 2011