A methodology to support the electrical network in order to promote electric vehicle charging in smart cities

Gillian Lacey, Ghanim Putrus, Edward Bentley

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Abstract

Smart City design must include facilities for low emission transport, and that includes electric vehicles. Amongst other things, the installation of charging points for electric vehicles must consider the effect on the low voltage power network.A network modelling tool has been used to analyse the effect of introducing charge points into an urban environment. Real values of network topology derived from those available for the local distribution network operator have been used to populate the model.The effect of increasing penetration of EVs, changing from 3 kW to 7 kW charging are shown to cause unacceptable increases in power flow and cable thermal overload. Several strategies are then demonstrated to ameliorate the effect, including phased charging, delayed charging and cable upgrade.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538629109
ISBN (Print)9781538629116
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2018
Event53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2018 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Sep 20187 Sep 2018

Conference

Conference53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period4/09/187/09/18

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