Smart Charge Adapter (Patent Pending) – Argonne National Laboratory
The smart charge adapter (SCA - Patent Pending) is a handheld, internet of things (IoT) device connected between any charge station and plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). The SCA is PEV/charge station agnostic. The SCA provides communication, control, and monitoring capabilities for the charging session, providing incentives for the owner of the SCA and utility/grid operator. Potential applications include PEV submetering, demand response, frequency regulation, charge scheduling, and PEV charging data analytics. Energy I-Corps will help the team assess if there is a market for the SCA technology, identify the best initial customer segment, and develop the most appropriate path to commercialization.