Evaluation of Electric Vehicle Charging Controllability for Provision of Time Critical Grid Services

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Replacement of conventional generation by more stochastic renewable generation sources leads to reduction of inertia and controllability in the power system. This introduces the need for more dynamic regulation services. These faster services could potentially be provided by the growing number of electric vehicles. EVs are a fast responding energy resource with high availability. This work evaluates and experimentally shows the limits of EV charging controllability with the focus on its suitability for providing ancillary grid services. Three different series produced EVs are tested. The experimental testing is done by using charging current controllability of built-in AC charger to provide a primary frequency regulation service with very dynamic input frequency. The results show that most the controllability of most EVs is more than suitable for providing time critical grid services. Meanwhile, charging current ramping rates of recently produced EVs are potentially suitable to provide synthetic inertia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 51st International Universities Power Engineering Conference
Number of pages5
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)9781509046508
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event51st International Universities Power Engineering Conference - Coimbra, Portugal
Duration: 6 Sep 20169 Sep 2016


Conference51st International Universities Power Engineering Conference


  • Electric Vehicles
  • Charging Stations
  • Power Control
  • Smart Grid

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