Keeping the car clean: smart EV charging to support renewables

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Motivation
•Transport is the biggest CO2 emitter in the UK (~1/3 of emissions) – the vast majority from road transport [1]
•Electric vehicles (EVs) are cited as key to going ‘net zero’ [2], and we could be getting 35 million of them by 2040 [3]
•Private cars spend 96% of their time parked on average [4], so EV charging is likely to be flexible
•The carbon intensity (CO2 per unit of energy) of the grid varies – and is predicted to vary more with increasing renewables
•Intermittent renewable generators (such as wind farms) are curtailed when their output exceeds local demand and transmission capacity
•Can we get EVs to charge when grid carbon intensity is low, or when renewable energy output is high?
•Can EVs provide demand when needed to absorb excess renewable electricity that would otherwise be curtailed?
Original languageEnglish
Pages1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2019
EventETP 8th Annual Conference 2019 - Dundee, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Nov 201914 Nov 2019
https://www.etp-scotland.ac.uk/NewsandEvents/Events/ETPAnnualConference2019.aspx

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ConferenceETP 8th Annual Conference 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityDundee
Period14/11/1914/11/19
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Electric vehicles
Railroad cars
Carbon
Farms
Electricity

Keywords

  • electric vehicle
  • EV charging
  • renewable electricity

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Dixon, J., Bukhsh, W., Edmunds, C., & Bell, K. (2019). Keeping the car clean: smart EV charging to support renewables. 1. Poster session presented at ETP 8th Annual Conference 2019, Dundee, United Kingdom.
Dixon, James ; Bukhsh, Waqquas ; Edmunds, Calum ; Bell, Keith. / Keeping the car clean : smart EV charging to support renewables. Poster session presented at ETP 8th Annual Conference 2019, Dundee, United Kingdom.
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Dixon, J, Bukhsh, W, Edmunds, C & Bell, K 2019, 'Keeping the car clean: smart EV charging to support renewables', ETP 8th Annual Conference 2019, Dundee, United Kingdom, 14/11/19 - 14/11/19 pp. 1.

Keeping the car clean : smart EV charging to support renewables. / Dixon, James; Bukhsh, Waqquas; Edmunds, Calum; Bell, Keith.

2019. 1 Poster session presented at ETP 8th Annual Conference 2019, Dundee, United Kingdom.

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