The chapter presents a dynamical model and power conversion technology of electric vehicles (EVs) used in smart grids. The efficient power conversion of EVs in smart grids depends on the operation of bi-directional converters as these EVs need to be either charged or discharged. In this chapter, the mathematical model of a bi-directional converter used in EVs is developed and a nonlinear controller is designed to facilitate the power conversion in the smart grid environments. Since the power conversion of EVs in smart grids requires the communication, a nonlinear partial feedback linearising distributed controller based on the communication with different EVs is proposed to ensure high power quality and system stability.
|Title of host publication||Vehicle-to-Grid|
|Subtitle of host publication||Linking Electric Vehicles to the Smart Grid|
|Place of Publication||Stevenage|
|Publisher||Institution of Engineering and Technology|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|