Tutorial: Grid Integration of Electric Vehicles


07 October 2024
08:30 – 12:00


On the morning of 7 October 2024, preceding the start of the 8th E-Mobility Power System Integration Symposium, we will offer an introductory-to-intermediate level tutorial titled “Grid Integration of Electric Vehicles: Key Success Drivers.” This tutorial will feature four international expert speakers.

Please come to the main registration desk to collect your conference badge before going to the tutorial.


Tutorial Lecturers

Thorsten Schlößer
(Energynautics, Germany)

Dr. Andrew Rudgers
(ChargeSim, Netherlands)


Dr. Rainer Enzenhöfer
(TransnetBW, Germany)

Preliminary Agenda

08:30 – 09:10

Lecture 1 (30 min.)
Electric Vehicle Grid Impact Assessment
Thorsten Schlößer (Energynautics, Germany)

Thorsten Schlößer, electric vehicle specialist at Energynautics, will provide insights into the challenges of electric vehicle grid integration as the first presenter, setting the stage for the workshop and subsequent tutorial speakers. Energynautics is active in the field of renewable energy integration and electric vehicles into the power grid.

His talk will cover key topics, including insights from his practical experience in the field.

  • Electric vehicle types
    • Adoption rates & policy
    • Environmental impact
  • Charging
    • AC vs. DC vs Battery Swapping
    • Charging demand
    • Grid impact
  • Managed charging
    • Load management
    • Smart charging
    • Vehicle to Grid

Discussion (10 min)

09:10 – 10:00

Lecture 2 (40 min.)
Unlocking the Potential of Fleet Electrification
Dr. Andrew Rudgers (ChargeSim, Netherlands)

Dr. Andrew Rudgers, CEO of Charge Sim, will present the challenges and opportunities associated with electric vehicles fleet charging within the power system context. Charge Sim provides depot management and smart charging solutions to various international customers at a large scale.

The following topics, amongst others will be covered in his talk, including key insights from his practical experience in the field.

  • Introduction to Fleet Charging
    • Challenges and opportunities
    • Business cases
    • Charger placement
  • Going beyond simple load management
    • Depot and charge scheduling
    • Types of algorithms
    • Parking and dispatch management
  • Introduction to communication standards
    • OCPP
  • Future outlook
    • Grid operator integration

Discussion (10 min)

10:00 – 10:20

Coffee Break

10:20 – 11:10

Lecture 3 (40 min.)


Discussion (10 min)

11:10 – 12:00

Lecture 4 (40 min.)
EV Enables System Services at Transmission Level
Dr. Rainer Enzenhöfer (TransnetBW, Germany)

Dr. Rainer Enzenhöfer, employed at TransnetBW, will provide insights into aggregated electric vehicle management at transmission level. TransnetBW is one of Germanys four transmission grid operators, with considerable activities in ensuring the save integration of electric vehicles in the future.

  • Transmission network operation
    • Need to include small scale flexibilities
    • Anciallary services (e.g. Redispatch, Power Balancing)
  • Vehicle to Grid as a game changer
    • EV as a power system asset
  • Smart Charging methodology and Use Cases
    • Grid-oriented flexibility
    • Car, Charger and grid centric control
  • Need for proper balancing
    • Standard load profile uncertainty
    • Real time measurements
    • Roaming
    • Demonopolizing charging infrastructure

Discussion (10 min)


Participation Fees & Registration

  • The Tutorial is not included in the general participation fee of the E-Mobility Power System Integration Symposium.
  • As the number of participants for the Tutorial is limited, tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • The Tutorial can be canceled if less than 8 participants register.
  • Please note that the Finnish government has confirmed that the proposed VAT increase from 24% to 25.5% will go ahead on 1 September 2024.

Please register via the online registration platform:



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.

The tutorial level will be advanced.