Optimal coordinated EV charging with reactive power support in constrained distribution grids Conference

Paudyal, S, Ceylan, O, Bhattarai, BP et al. (2018). Optimal coordinated EV charging with reactive power support in constrained distribution grids . 2018-January 1-5. 10.1109/PESGM.2017.8274266



cited authors

  • Paudyal, S; Ceylan, O; Bhattarai, BP; Myers, KS

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abstract

  • Electric vehicle (EV) charging/discharging can take place in any P-Q quadrants, which means EVs could support reactive power to the grid while charging the battery. In controlled charging schemes, distribution system operator (DSO) coordinates with the charging of EV fleets to ensure grid's operating constraints are not violated. In fact, this refers to DSO setting upper bounds on power limits for EV charging. In this work, we demonstrate that if EVs inject reactive power into the grid while charging, DSO could issue higher upper bounds on the active power limits for the EVs for the same set of grid constraints. We demonstrate the concept in a 33-node test feeder with 1,500 EVs. Case studies show that in constrained distribution grids, coordinated charging significantly reduces the average cost of EV charging if the charging takes place in the fourth P-Q quadrant compared to charging with unity power factor.

publication date

  • January 29, 2018

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start page

  • 1

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 2018-January