Hydro-Québec and B3CG Interconnect to test vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and vehicle-to-home (V2H) power exchanges
Hydro-Québec’s research institute, IREQ, is teaming up with B3CG Interconnect, based in Saint-Eustache, and its partners to test vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and vehicle-to-home (V2H) power exchanges.
For purposes of the project, a test vehicle equipped with Québec-designed technologies will be assembled at IREQ. TM4, a Hydro-Québec subsidiary, will supply a latest-generation TM4 MФTIVE electric powertrain system. The battery will be designed with IREQ-patented materials, such as lithium iron phosphate. B3CG Interconnect will partner with the Centre National du Transport Avancé (national centre for advanced transportation) in Saint-Jérôme and Brioconcept, based in Laval, to develop new two technologies: a power battery and associated control system, and a two-way charger designed to both recharge the battery and supply power to the grid.
The project will also receive financial support from the Québec government as part of its 2011-2020 Action Plan for Electric Vehicles. This plan gave Hydro-Québec a mandate to define the implications of these innovative concepts and to carry out all required experiments.
We would like to better define the potential long-term contribution of this technology. Through this initiative, Hydro-Québec will continue to spearhead the integration of electric vehicles into the power grid and become a showcase for Québec know-how.—Denis Faubert, General Manager of IREQ
B3CG Interconnect is a supplier of original sub-contracting solutions for electric cable, complex harness and electromechanical assemblies for the ground transport, medical equipment, industrial systems and power generation industries.