Implementation and validation of synthetic inertia support employing series produced electric vehicles

Michel M.N. Rezkalla, Sergejus Martinenas, Antonio Zecchino, Mattia Marinelli, Evangelos Rikos

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The high integration of renewable energy resources (inverter connected) replacing conventional generation reduces the available rotational inertia in the power system. This introduces the need for faster regulation services including synthetic inertia services. These services could potentially be provided by electric vehicles due to their fast response capability. This work evaluates and experimentally shows the capability and limits of EVs in providing synthetic inertia services. Three series produced EVs are used during the experiment. The results show the performance of the EVs in providing synthetic inertia. It shows also that, on the contrary of synchronous inertia, synthetic inertia might lead to unstable frequency behavior.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCired - Open Access Proceedings Journal
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)1197 – 1201
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event24th International Conference on Electricity Distribution - Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Jun 201715 Jun 2017


Conference24th International Conference on Electricity Distribution
LocationScottish Event Campus
CountryUnited Kingdom
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