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Energies 2018, 11(9), 2400; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11092400

Calculating Operational Patterns for Electric Vehicle Charging on a Real Distribution Network Based on Renewables’ Production

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Educators, School of Pedagogical & Technological Education (ASPETE), Heraklion Attikis, 141 21 Athens, Greece
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Received: 30 July 2018 / Revised: 16 August 2018 / Accepted: 7 September 2018 / Published: 11 September 2018
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The connection of electric vehicles to distribution networks has been an emerging issue of paramount importance for power systems. On one hand, it provides new opportunities for climate change mitigation, if electric energy used for charging is produced from zero emission sources. On the other hand, it stresses networks that are now required to accommodate, in addition to the loads and production from distributed generation they are initially designed for, loads from electric vehicles charging. In order to achieve maximum use of the grid without substantially affecting its performance, these issues have to be addressed in a coordinated manner, which requires adequate knowledge of the system under consideration. It is advantageous that electric vehicle charging can be controlled to a certain degree. This research provides better understanding of real distribution networks’ operation, proposing specific operational points through minimizing electric vehicle charging effects. The probabilistic Monte Carlo method on high performance computers is used for the calculations. View Full-Text
Keywords: Monte Carlo; electric vehicles’ load; distribution network; renewables; voltage drop Monte Carlo; electric vehicles’ load; distribution network; renewables; voltage drop
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Lazarou, S.; Vita, V.; Christodoulou, C.; Ekonomou, L. Calculating Operational Patterns for Electric Vehicle Charging on a Real Distribution Network Based on Renewables’ Production. Energies 2018, 11, 2400.

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