Olivine’s electric vehicle grid integration projects cover the spectrum of electric vehicle types, technologies and use cases.
Olivine has developed and managed a number of electric vehicle (EV) grid integration projects. These projects have encompassed various capacities of residential, public, and fleet charging applications under different use cases. To assist with these projects, Olivine has used its proprietary VGI Valuation Model, E-Fleet Energy Model, Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Model, and E-Fleet Management System. These projects include:
Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA)
Using its proprietary E-Fleet Energy Model and E-Bus VGI Valuation Model, Olivine partnered with Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) on the California E-Bus-to-Grid Project to provide a simulated approach to evaluating the potential for AVTA’s new fully electric fleet to provide grid services. At the time, AVTA’s full fleet electrification was the largest project of its kind in the United States.
Pittsburg Unified School District (PUSD)
Olivine partnered with PG&E, Pittsburg Unified School District (PUSD), and Liberty PlugIns on PG&E’s PUSD Pilot Program and leveraged its E-Fleet Management System to control charging schedules and to provide PUSD with a low-cost, configurable electric fleet management system. The E-Fleet Management System provides bill management, reduces carbon emissions, maximizes charging from on-site renewable generation, and provides grid support services.
Confidential EV Client
Olivine used its proprietary Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Model to provide an assessment of a confidential client’s electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) installation project for a highly populated region of California.
Los Angeles Air Force Base Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Pilot Project
Olivine provided regulatory, interconnection, and wholesale market integration guidance for the Los Angeles Air Force Base Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Pilot Project, one of the first demonstrations of bidirectional EV charging in California.
SDG&E Optimized Pricing Resource Allocation (OPRA)
Olivine was a partner on San Diego Gas and Electric’s (SDG&E) Optimized Pricing and Resource Allocation (OPRA) project, one of the first to demonstrate the frequency regulation potential of EV and energy storage resources in California’s wholesale markets.
PG&E Electric Vehicle Charge Network (EVCN)
Olivine assisted with program design and management for PG&E’s Electric Vehicle Charge Network (EVCN) Program as it was used within PG&E’s larger Excess Supply Demand Response Pilot (XSP) Program. EVCN’s goal was to use electric vehicles (EVs) as a flexible load for decreasing load when energy demand exceeded supply and increasing load when renewable supply exceeded demand on California’s electric grid.