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Sandström, Maria
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Sandström, M., Huang, P., Bales, C. & Dotzauer, E. (2023). Evaluation of hosting capacity of the power grid for electric vehicles – A case study in a Swedish residential area. Energy, 284, Article ID 129293.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evaluation of hosting capacity of the power grid for electric vehicles – A case study in a Swedish residential area
2023 (English)In: Energy, ISSN 0360-5442, E-ISSN 1873-6785, Vol. 284, article id 129293Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) is growing significantly in recent years. The increasing EV charging loads pose great stress on power grids in Sweden, as many existing power grids are not designed to host such large shares of new electric loads. Hence, studies investigating the impact of EV charging are needed. This study conducts a case study based on an existing Swedish residential power grid using real-life EV charging data to estimate the local grid hosting capacity (HC) for EVs. A combined time-series and stochastic HC assessment method is used with voltage deviation, cable loading and transformer loading as the performance indices. Uncertainty in EV charging locations and individual charging behaviour have been considered via Monte Carlo simulations. The power grid HC is analysed and compared under three charging strategies and four EV penetration levels. Study results show that a charging strategy based on low electricity prices gave lower HC due to simultaneous EV loads compared to the other two strategies: charging directly after plugging in the EV and an even charging load through the plug-in session. This implies the need for coordinated charging controls of EV fleets or diversified power tariffs to balance power on a large scale.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2023
Keywords
Charging strategies; Electric vehicle (EV); Hosting capacity (HC); Power grid; Uncertainty analysis
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-43220 (URN)10.1016/j.energy.2023.129293 (DOI)001096442000001 ()2-s2.0-85174838805 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-11-07 Created: 2023-11-07 Last updated: 2024-02-09Bibliographically approved
Sandström, M., Bales, C. & Dotzauer, E. (2022). Hosting capacity of the power grid for electric vehicles - A case study on a Swedish low voltage grid. In: : . Paper presented at 7th International Conference on Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering (ICSREE 2022) 5-7 May 2022 Online. IOP Press, 1050(1), Article ID 012008.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hosting capacity of the power grid for electric vehicles - A case study on a Swedish low voltage grid
2022 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Hosting capacity (HC) is described as the maximum amount of new production or consumption that can be added to the grid without causing a violation. In this case study, a deterministic approach is used to investigate the HC of electric vehicle (EV) charging in a low-voltage grid, containing 13 detached single-family houses. It investigates how different parameters affect the HC, and what is causing the violation in the grid. Two different performance indices (PI) are used in the study: power cable overloading and voltage drop. The local grid is simulated for one year for four cases and the HC is derived for these. The cases are distinguished by two different violation thresholds for the voltage drop and two different implementation orders of the location of the charging. The results show that the HC of the grid is 6-11 EVs charging simultaneously. The difference in HC is primarily due to variation in the baseload through the year and location of charging. The cable between the substation and the first cable cabinet was the major contributor to the fault, and the PI causing the violation differed depending on what case was used.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOP Press, 2022
Series
IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-39645 (URN)10.1088/1755-1315/1050/1/012008 (DOI)2-s2.0-85134688555 (Scopus ID)
Conference
7th International Conference on Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering (ICSREE 2022) 5-7 May 2022 Online
Available from: 2022-08-02 Created: 2022-08-02 Last updated: 2024-02-09Bibliographically approved
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