IEA HEV Task 45 - Electrified Roadways (E-Roads) Workshop #5
International Energy Agency (IEA)
Objective of Task 45
To develop a greater global understanding and awareness of electrified roadways (E-Roads), as well as related technologies developed and deployment activities in the participating countries. This task includes a study of international standards (JARI, SAE, ISO/IEC), technical approaches, grid interactions, integration of the power grid into the road infrastructure, and identifying benefits/challenges related to E-Roads.
There are four Technologies of Interest (TOI)s which Task 45 will focus on:
- Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer (DWPT)
- Non-road Conductive (Overhead)
- Non-road conductive (Side)
- In-road conductive
The task will conduct bi-annual meetings which may include viewing locations of E-Roads research or deployment activities to gain first-hand knowledge of how this technology is progressing and to inform the HEV-TCP of new work. Based on information gathered from participating countries, specific areas may be identified as critical interest for further research.
Task members will:
- Develop an understanding of the challenges faced in various countries or markets by categorizing deployment approaches and requirements for E-Road technologies.
- Conduct comparison of current technology development and address concerns for each of the TOIs.
- Catalogue and compare standards (JARI, SAE, ISO/IEC) in areas such as power transfer, alignment or other vehicle controls, data security, and communications.
- Summarize safety issues arising from vehicle to grid connections and road debris.
- Understand the vehicle technology requirements and system resiliency plans for optimized E-Roads deployment at scale.
- Catalogue potential grid impacts and understand grid requirements for at scale deployment of E-Road systems.