Danish Electric Vehicle Charging Profiles for Distribution Grid Planning and Design

Tilman Weckesser*, Jonathan Henius Odgaard, Ghaffar Yousefi, Malthe Thingvad, Charalampos Ziras

*Corresponding author for this work

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The adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) is accelerating in recent years. It is to be expected that all low power EV chargers (EVCs) will be connected to the distribution grid. The charging of EVs will considerably change the consumption patterns of residential consumers. For grid planning and design, distribution system operators need to take these new consumption patterns into consideration. This work presents a methodology to create plausible worst-case EVC profiles based on a large dataset of real charging data from 3, 547 EVCs. The resulting profiles show that EVC peak consumption presents seasonal and weekly patterns. While an aggregation of 100 EVCs has a night peak consumption of 3.5 kW per EVC on a workday in winter, in the summer it is replaced by a weekend-early-afternoon peak with a consumption of 2.5 kW per EVC. One of the main contributions of this work is the publicly available representative EVC profiles for different charger sizes, seasons, weekdays and percentiles.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2024
Number of pages4
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2024
EventCIRED 2024 Vienna Workshop - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 19 Jun 202420 Jun 2024


ConferenceCIRED 2024 Vienna Workshop


  • Distribution grid
  • Grid design and planning
  • Electric vehicle charging


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