Smart Grid

Smart Charge Adaptor

The Smart Charge Adapter provides a truly smart EV-charging infrastructure with applications world-wide across residential, workplace, and public locations.

The SCA is EV and EVSE agnostic, so customers are not limited by the EV or charging station from various manufacturers and eliminates the risk of obsolescence or vendor lock-in. The Argonne National Laboratory Invention allows for systems to be tailored to meet the specific needs of site hosts, including utilities, municipalities, workplaces and retail properties.

Congressional Testimony: Peter LittlewoodMarch 18, 2015

On March 17, 2015, Argonne director Peter Littlewood testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on the future of the U.S. electric grid.

Argonne researchers use real-world data to model the effect of more solar on the gridOctober 10, 2014

As we add more electricity from renewable sources that can only make electricity when the sun shines or the wind blows, researchers from Argonne have been modeling the power system to help utilities adjust their operations to make sure they can maintain high levels of electricity reliability.

A plug fit for every carJune 1, 2014

If you can't find a charging cable for your cell phone, it's an inconvenience. But what if you’re away from home and can't find a charging station compatible with your electric vehicle?

Specifications and Test Procedures

Contributing to the devlopment of industry standards and the test procedures that will be used to validate performance relative to standards