Impact assessment of varying penetrations of electric vehicles on low voltage distribution systems

Title: Impact assessment of varying penetrations of electric vehicles on low voltage distribution systems
Authors: Richardson, Peter
Flynn, Damian
Keane, Andrew
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3266
Date: Jul-2010
Abstract: Advances in the development of electric vehicles, along with policy incentives will see a wider uptake of this technology in the transport sector in future years. However, the widespread implementation of electric vehicles could lead to adverse effects on power system networks, especially existing distribution networks. This work investigates some of the potential impacts from various levels of uncontrolled electric vehicle charging on a test distribution network. The network is examined under worst case scenario conditions for residential electricity demand in an effort to assess the full impact from electric vehicles. The results demonstrate that even for relatively modest levels of electric vehicle charging, both the voltage and thermal loading levels can exceed safe operating limits. The results also indicate the importance of assessing each phase on the network separately in order to capture the full effects of uncontrolled electric vehicle charging on the network.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Other funder
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright (published version): 2010 IEEE
Keywords: Electric vehicles;Load flow analysis;Power distribution
Subject LCSH: Electric vehicles
Electric power consumption
Electric power distribution
DOI: 10.1109/PES.2010.5589940
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: 2010 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting [proceedings]
Conference Details: IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) 2010 General Meeting, July 25-29 2010, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Appears in Collections:ERC Research Collection
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection

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