Electric vehicles as storage devices for supply-demand management

Johnston, David, Bentley, Edward, Narayana, Mahinsasa, Tianxiang, Jiang, Suwanapingkarl, Pasist and Putrus, Ghanim (2010) Electric vehicles as storage devices for supply-demand management. In: Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC), 1-3 September 2010, Lille, France.

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Abstract

The use of electric vehicles as storage devices is investigated, with a view to improving the supply/demand matching of electrical networks. Consideration is given to making this supplementary function compatible with the primary function as a means of transport. Case studies showed that, where solar energy is the primary energy source, daytime charging, combined with evening/overnight regeneration, provides the optimum matching. Large car parks, close to the place of work, would be used for charging. Conversely, for wind energy, charging is generally best carried out overnight. This would therefore be performed largely in residential areas. Network reinforcement would include extra transformers for MV feeders to car parks, and higher capacity LV feeders in residential areas.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Physics and Electrical Engineering
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 11:14
Last Modified: 10 May 2017 16:49
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1162

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