Distribution Grid Services and Flexibility Provision by Electric Vehicles: a Review of Options

Katarina Knezovic, Mattia Marinelli, Paul Codani, Yannick Perez

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    Abstract

    Due to the increasing penetration of distributed generation and new high-power consumption loads – such as electric vehicles (EVs) – distribution system operators (DSO) are facing new grid security challenges. DSOs have historically dealt with such issues by making investments in grid reinforcement. However, an alternative solution, enabled by the expected roll-out of smart meters and high penetration of flexible loads, would be the increased use of flexibility services. Flexible loads, with EVs at their forefront, can modulate their consumption or even inject power back to the grid depending on current grid conditions. In return, flexibility provision should be remunerated accordingly. In this paper, the authors are interested in making an accurate description of the flexibility services at the distribution level which could be provided by EVs as well as their requirements, e.g. location, activation time and duration. Market design recommendations for enhancing the provision of DSO grid services by EVs are derived from the conducted analysis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of UPEC 2015
    Number of pages6
    PublisherIEEE
    Publication date2015
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event50th International Universities Power Engineering Conference - Staffordshire University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
    Duration: 1 Sep 20154 Sep 2015
    Conference number: 50
    http://www.upec2015.com/

    Conference

    Conference50th International Universities Power Engineering Conference
    Number50
    LocationStaffordshire University
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityStaffordshire
    Period01/09/201504/09/2015
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    Keywords

    • Distribution network
    • Electric vehicles
    • Flexibility services
    • Market design
    • Regulation

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