Deliverable summary

This document presents the implementation plan for Barcelona pilot. To link with complementary work presented in D2.16, an overview of the pilot site is provided. Basically the pilot of Barcelona will be realized in Barcelona province, not only Barcelona city. In fact, the pilot is composed by 3 different demonstrators: EURECAT demonstrator, MOTIT demonstrator and Sant Quirze demonstrator.

EURECAT demonstrator

In EURECAT demonstrator a booking service open to Eurecat employees will be implemented. The service will be available in 2 of the 8 Eurecat offices. It will enable to demonstrate the scenarios for booking of charging points, charging and enforcement at a booked charging point, and smart management of the charging infrastructure combined with other loads in the premises and energy locally generated. The target users are both Eurecat employees, who require a solution for their daily mobility when they shift from ICE cars to electric cars, and Eurecat (as an entity), that should be able to satisfy their staff needs without compromising the operation of the buildings and minimizing the investment in new infrastructure and energy contracts. At the same time, it can be used as a branding to attract talented human resources.

MOTIT demonstrator

In MOTIT demonstrator the main goal is to improve the operation of the fleet by introducing smart management in the charging process. The charging process is done with battery hubs instead of standard charging points. Taking into account electricity tariffs and operation constraints, an optimization module will calculate the best set-points to be applied. Currently, the batteries are charged as soon as they are connected. Involvement of the users will be tested by incentivizing them to drop the e-scooters nearby a battery hub. Currently, they can drop the e-scooter anyway, and the MOTIT staff spend time and energy to replace the flat batteries by fully charged ones. That target user is mainly the fleet operator, but also users will be involved in the measure that incentivizes dropping of e-scooters nearby battery hubs.

Sant Quirze demonstrator

In Sant Quirze demonstrator an existing e-bike sharing service open to train commuters who work in the factories in the industrial area will be upgraded. ICT tools will enhance traceability and security for the fleet operator and added-value to the user. Furthermore, the deployment of a PV panel and a stationary battery, together with the smart charging module will enable the optimization of the charge of batteries with cheaper and greener energy. The main target user is the municipality that will be able to safely expand the service and convince factory managers to invest in the sharing service. The users will benefit from the measures, too, since if successfully proven, the fleet will grow.

GreenCharge reference architecture

The GreenCharge reference architecture will be adapted and instantiated according to the needs of the demonstrator. The basic components are: the in-vehicle system, the booking management system, the charging management system, the energy management system, the e-roaming system and the DER devices (PV panel and stationary battery).

Data will be collected automatically, when possible, both from the systems deployed in the demonstrators and from third parties. In the first group the data to be collected refers to energy consumption in the charging points, energy production of the PV panels, state of charge of EV batteries and the stationary battery and location of assets for e-bikes and e-scooters. The second group corresponds to external data sources that will be used to get information for weather conditions, electricity tariffs and energy mix. In addition, some type of information will be collected manually; mainly the data referring to users and stakeholders feedback. Surveys, workshops and focus groups will be organised before the piloting phase, at an intermediate stage and at the end of the piloting phase. Yet a communication channel will be enabled in the tools available for users (smartphone apps and web-apps) to allow reporting of issues, troublesome, suggestions, praises and complaints.

Low penetration of EVs and sharing services has been identified as a potential risk. That is why three different demonstrators have been selected. Further work is being conducted to engage more members in the Local Reference Group, not only to get access to existing data, but to find candidates for replicability of the tools developed. Furthermore, communication and dissemination activities will be extensively used to engaged users and stakeholders. Workshops, interviews, newsletters will be the main mechanisms used.

The pilot plan includes a phase for specification, development or adaptation of hardware and software components, lab testing, field testing, baseline data collection and user recruitment, before the actual demonstration phase starts in September-October 2019. The demonstration, which will extend until February 2021, will include two test cycles. Fine tuning and some extra functionalities will be added in the second cycle according to the intermediate evaluation results. During the demonstration phase, data will be collected and support to users will be provided to guarantee the proper running of the services. A final evaluation of data gathered from the pilot site and some simulations will be analysed to extract results and lessons learned for further scalability and replicability.

Further work has to be conducted in order to refine the architecture definition, the implementation plan and supporting activities. Intensive collaboration with WP4, WP5, WP6 and WP8 is required in the next 6 months to be ready for the trial phase in August-September 2019.

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