Potential impact of uncoordinated domestic plug-in electric vehicle charging demand on power distribution networks

Sikai Huang, Rebecca Carter, Andrew Cruden, David Densley, Tim Nicklin, David Infield

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Abstract

Electric vehicle (EV) user trials have been performed by a major UK electricity utility in cooperation with an automobile manufacture in order to determine the impact of domestic user charging on the regional power distribution system. Charging facilities are made available within the users’ homes; delay timers are included and a dual electricity tariff is offered. User charging behaviour must be seen in the context of the wider household activity and has a significant influence on the EV charging demand. Unconstrained charging behaviours have been examined for two types of EV and two different associated charge rates. LV network models have been constructed in OpenDSS to assist in the determination of potential future impacts of EV charging demand. This paper presents the key finds of the LV network impact analysis, including peak power demand and voltage deviation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2012
EventEEVC-2012 European Electric Vehicle Congress - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 19 Nov 201222 Nov 2012

Conference

ConferenceEEVC-2012 European Electric Vehicle Congress
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period19/11/1222/11/12

Keywords

  • battery electric vehicle
  • charging
  • demonstration
  • simulation
  • incentive

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    Huang, S., Carter, R., Cruden, A., Densley, D., Nicklin, T., & Infield, D. (2012). Potential impact of uncoordinated domestic plug-in electric vehicle charging demand on power distribution networks. Paper presented at EEVC-2012 European Electric Vehicle Congress, Brussels, Belgium.