Electric Vehicle Requirements for Operation in Smart Grids

Francesco Marra, Dario Sacchetti, Chresten Træholt, Esben Larsen

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    Several European projects on smart grids are considering Electric Vehicles (EVs) as active element in future power systems. Both battery-powered vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles are expected to interact with the grid, sharing their energy storage capacity. Different coordination concepts for EVs are being investigated, in which vehicles can be intelligently charged or discharged feeding power back to the grid in vehicle-to-grid mode (V2G). To respond to such needs, EVs are required to share their battery internal data as well as respond to external control signals. In this paper, the requirements for the interaction of EVs with the electrical grid are presented. The defined requirements have been implemented on an EV test bed, realized by using real EV components. Charging/V2G tests on the EV test bed have shown that the presented requirements are sufficient to ensure an intelligent coordination of EVs into the electricity grid.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInnovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), 2011
    Number of pages7
    Publication date2011
    ISBN (Print)978-145771421-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event2011 IEEE PES International Conference and Exhibition on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies: ISGT-EUROPE 2011 - Manchester Central Convention Complex, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Duration: 5 Dec 20117 Dec 2011
    Conference number: 2


    Conference2011 IEEE PES International Conference and Exhibition on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies
    LocationManchester Central Convention Complex
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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    • Virtual power plant
    • Requirements
    • Electric vehicle
    • Smart grids


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