Develop and document the functional and technical requirements for a standard telematics application programming interface that facilitates two way communications between the PEV telematics service provider and the Energy Services Provider. The telematics interface will provide access to consumer specific usage data e.g. instantaneous usage, consumption usage, volts, amps, VAR, power factor, etc. The telematics common interface solution will encompass, at minimum, four key interfaces: Aggregation, Control, TOU Rates, and Vehicle Information inclusive of interconnectivity with utility energy management systems, utility back office networks, ISOs, RTOs, and consumer home area networks. Use Cases are to be developed to define the attributes of key interface requirements and functionality. Requirements for implementation shall include compliance and/or interoperability with J2847 series of recommended practices, and with Smart Energy Profile 2.0 and/or OpenADR/OpenADE application standards.
Automakers are pursuing expansion and enhancement of their Plug-In Electric Vehicle telematics services to support interaction and interoperability with utility and consumer load management networks. The OEM vehicle telematics data collection capabilities are able to directly support smart grid load management communications with interoperability and compliance to SAE and industry smart grid standards but also to provide enhanced data mining services to the customer and the utilities. Standardizing on a common telematics communications interface specification will ensure easy implementation and adoption of a substantially mature communications protocol for global industry PEV smart grid integration.