The Verde Project, a CENIT (Consorcios Estratégicos Nacionales en Investigación Técnica) led by the Technical Centre of SEAT and coordinated administratively and technically by CTM Centre Tecnològic, is focused on studying and developing technologies that will enable future integration and introduction of electric vehicles in Spain.
The 7 activities included in this project address topics ranging from the study of different types of electric vehicles and their operation, to the vehicle's interaction with the distribution grid.
16 companies, including Iberdrola Distribución Eléctrica, participate in the project, which has been assigned a budget of €34 million. In addition, 14 public research institutions including universities, technological centres and research centres take part in the project.
The project, which is being carried out in the autonomous regions of Andalusia, Aragon, Catalonia, Madrid, Basque Country and Valencia, is focused on researching and generating the knowledge needed for future manufacturing and marketing of ecological vehicles in Spain, basically plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and electric vehicles (EV).
The main objective of the MUGIELEC consortium is to develop all systems and equipment required for the all-tround optimisation of energy supplies for electric vehicles, from the charging station (rapid centralised vehicle charging, the equivalent of today's filling stations), slow or medium-rate charging in public places (parking buildings or roadside, where the user will be parked for a period of hours) to charging at home or in private garages (the domestic environment).
On the basis of a vision of the electric vehicle as a tool to contribute directly to increasing energy efficiency and achieving efficiency and emission objectives set by the European Commission, and in preparation for mass distribution, Iberdrola Distribución Eléctrica participates in this project on two fronts:
The general goal of this project is to research the secondary electricity distribution grid that will be needed in the near future. This national grid will require:
All these aspects must also take into account the regulatory and competitiveness framework in which electricity distribution activities are carried out.