California Public Utilities Commission staff will host the initial session of the Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Communication Protocol working group designed to inform the Commission’s rulemaking under R.13-11-007 and related proceedings.
The California Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission, and other State agencies are convening this working group to assess how and whether the adoption of a communications protocol is necessary to enable Plug-In Electric Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) resources to more economically participate in electricity markets at scale.
Participants of the working group will identify and assess opportunities in which VGI can create value from multiple market participants’ perspectives, communication protocols needed to deliver that value, and concepts for how utilities, automakers, electric vehicle service providers, aggregators, and others can develop pathways to market for a VGI resource. The working group will allow participants to review, understand, and discuss the technical details of existing communication protocols. The recommendations of the working group will be considered and incorporated in CPUC’s Rulemaking 13-11-007 (and/or the SB 350 Transportation Electrification applications A.17-01-020, A.17-01-021 and A.17-01-022) and the Energy Commission’s Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) proceeding for future policy decisions.