Today Teratec Forum inaugurated its new programme with the first of a series of online thematic morning sessions. The 20 April morning session was dedicated to Energy, and NEASQC had been invited to present one of our use cases dedicated to this sector. Joseph Mikael from EDF presented NEASQC and the use case Hard optimisation problems for smart-charging of electric vehicles. He explained the issues for EDF concerning smart charging: how to dispatch electric vehicles to the least busy terminals, how to optimise a large number of electric vehicle charges/discharges to contribute to the stability of the network. He then went on to show how first-generation quantum computing could help overcome current limitations and help address those issues on a large scale.
Next step for the Teratec Forum: the in-person conference and exhibition in a new venue within Paris, on 31 May and 1 June. NEASQC will be exhibiting in the Europa Village, an area dedicated to research projects.