Integration of 100% heat pumps and electric vehicles in the low voltage distribution network: A Danish case story

Nan Shao, Shi You, Helena Segerberg

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Abstract

The existing electricity infrastructure may to a great extent limit a high penetration of micro-sized Distributed Energy Rescores (DERs), due to physical bottlenecks, e.g. load capacities of cables and transformers and voltage limitations. In this study, integration impacts of heat pumps (HPs) and electric vehicles (EVs) at 100% penetration level on a representative urban residential low voltage (LV) distribution network of Denmark are investigated by performing a steady-state load flow analysis. Three DERs integration strategies, namely uncontrolled operation, half-direct controlled operation (the direct control only applies on HPs) and full-direct controlled operation (the direct control applies on both EVs and HPs), are modelled and simulated. The quantitative analysis proves that, by implementing a simple merit of order control strategy to manage congestions, having 100% integration of DER in the provided LV network is feasible.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 3rd International Conference on Microgeneration and Related Technologies
Number of pages8
Publication date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event3rd International Conference on Microgeneration and Related Technologies - Naples, Italy
Duration: 15 Apr 201317 Apr 2013
Conference number: 3

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Microgeneration and Related Technologies
Number3
CountryItaly
CityNaples
Period15/04/201317/04/2013

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