VICINITY project at “Smart Appliances and EV Charging workshop” organised by British Standards Institute (BSI)

Monday, July 9, 2018 (All day)
BEIS, I Victoria Street, London, UK

The British Standards Institute (BSI) was the 1st National Standards Organisation (NSO) and was established in 1901 in London, UK. BSI is now a leading NSO with 13,800 members and 90 offices in 31 countries. BSI publishes around 2,700 standards per year including in the areas of Smart Cities and IoT.

BSI organised this workshop on behalf of BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) and OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) in order to determine if there were further requirements for standardisation in the areas of Smart Appliances and Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging in the context of Demand Side Management (DSM), taking into account current and emerging global standards in the IoT area.

BEIS had just published their “Road to Zero” strategy on cleaner road transport and issued a consultation on Smart Appliances and DSM (see links). However, the UK Govt is not mandating the use of Smart Meters to implement DSM.

BEIS objectives in this area include:

  • Energy Security
  • Action on Climate Change (decarbonising the electricity grid, heat and transport)
  • Affordability

Keith Dickerson (CAL) was invited to participate in the workshop on behalf of the VICINITY project. Over the two days he took the opportunity to describe the VICINITY project mechanisms and their potential role in use cases for Smart Appliances and EV Charging. He also described the VICINITY Open Call and the opportunities for participants to gain funding for their ideas through this.

Useful Links:

Workshop Programme:

Government Response to Consultation on Proposals regarding Smart Appliances:

Proposals regarding setting standards for smart appliances:

The Road to Zero - Next steps towards cleaner road transport and delivering our Industrial Strategy: