E-Mobility Tutorial on "Charging Infrastructure"

On Tuesday morning (9:00 – 13:00), 16 October 2018, a tutorial will be held by electric mobility experts.

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In this immersion course on charging solutions and grids we focus on the technical structures that need to be available or built to enable large scale E-Mobility solutions. How will charging infrastructure need to develop to make E-Mobility a feasible and sustainable alternative? What standards need to be adhered to or newly developed?


About our Tutorials

In our tutorials, you have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge regarding crucial renewables topics in an intimate setting. In intense presentations by specially invited experts you gain not only detailed knowledge but also a unique hands-on-experience.


Tutorial Lecturers

Juliane Selle (ENERCON, Germany)

Bernhard Ernst (Bernhard Ernst Energy Consulting, Germany)

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The E-Mobility Tutorial will be held at the symposium venue, the KTH. Please come to the main registration desk in the M building to collect your conference badge before going to the tutorial.


Preliminary Program

The tutorial will take place in room M 24 of the KTH.

9:00 – 13:00

Tutorial 1: Introduction to Charging Modes and Charging Standards 

Lecturer: Juliane Selle (ENERCON, Germany)

The ramp-up of electric vehicles (EV) comes together with the implementation of suitable charging infrastructure (EV supply equipment = EVSE). Depending on the needs of the EV user, the required features of EVSE may differ a lot. Therefore several types of EVSE have been developed internationally.

This part of the tutorial will address the different existing charging standards and compare their technical capabilities.

Discussing different use cases of charging EVs we will analyze the main characteristics of the charging modes. The mostly used plugs and sockets will be introduced and matched to the use cases.

A brief look at today’s international standards will complete the session.

About the tutor:

After her M. Sc. degree in electrical engineering with the focus on energy networks and power electronics at the Technical University of Berlin, Ms. Selle first worked at the German Energy Agency before joining ENERCON in 2017. She is a member of different technical committees and working groups in the field of e-mobility and grid integration of renewable energies.


Tutorial 2: Grid requirements to cope with the increasing loads originating from EVs

Lecturer: Bernhard Ernst (Bernhard Ernst Energy Consulting, Germany, Germany)

With increasing number of EV charging in the grid the power supply to public or private EVSE will become an issue. Local grid constrains might to be solved as well as technical solutions need to be found to guarantee user friendly and reliable charging of EVs. In addition the increasing load originate from EVs will affect the overall power system. The tutorial will tackle the following points:

  • Local grid constraints
  • Phase unbalances due to single-phase charging
  • Harmonics
  • Energy management / grid operation strategies
  • Increasing power demand
  • Flexibility provided by EV incl V2G.

About the tutor:

Dr. Bernhard Ernst is manager of the group Studies Grid Planning and Operation at Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology (IEE). Prior to this he was the director of the department Grid Integration at SMA Solar Technology AG, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of PV power converters. Before joining SMA he was manager of the Front Office System Planning at Amprion GmbH (formerly RWE TSO), one of the four German transmission system operators. He holds a degree of electrical engineering of the University of Kassel, Germany. In 2003 he finished his Ph.D. (Dr. Ing.) on the topic of wind power forecasting at the “Institut für Solare Energieversorgungstechnik” (now Fraunhofer IWES) in Kassel. In 2004 he started his career at RWE TSO with main focus on wind power integration and congestion management. Dr. Ernst is chairman of the IEC SC 8A “Grid Integration of Large-capacity Renewable Energy (RE) Generation” and has published several papers about grid integration of renewable energy source and forecasting systems on international conferences and workshops.

Coffee Break


Tutorial 3

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Tutorial 4

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Discussion & Closure



  • The E-Mobility Tutorial is not included in the general registration fee.
  • As the number of participants for the E-Mobility Tutorial is limited, tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • The price is 460.00 Euros for regular participants (during late-registration), students pay 350.00 Euros excl. 25% VAT. Get details on our Registration & Fees webpage.