Patent Granted for Technology to Protect Grid from Instability, Stress and Cyber Attacks

So as the popularity of electric cars grows, there are concerns. Concerns that an increase in connections between electric cars and the power grid could destabilize the grid. Also more interestingly make it vulnerable.

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Nation-E, an energy information and communication technology company, has been granted a patent by the Israeli Patent Office for their technology. Their tech ensures the stability of the electric grid in the face of increased connectivity from electric cars. Consequently, Israel is the third country to approve such a patent for Nation-E, along with Germany and China, with a patent is pending in the United States as well.

The patent recognizes Nation-E’s technology’s ability to serve as a security layer protecting the grid. All from instability, stress and potential cyber infringements. Those caused by connecting electrical vehicles.

In conclusion, the patented solution serves as an alternative for grid-connected charging posts. Furthermore, it can function as a mobile or static fast charging station for end devices. Embedding Nation-E’s propriety Bank of Energy software comprises big-data analytics and energy cyber-security applications and methodologies. It’s because the system serves as an energy buffer protecting the grid in case of infringement by taking various pre-emptive actions, including energy islanding.

Source: Nation-E, (May 1, 2014. Herzliya, Israel)