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Energies 2012, 5(6), 1881-1899; doi:10.3390/en5061881

Electric Vehicle Scenario Simulator Tool for Smart Grid Operators

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GECAD, Knowledge Engineering and Decision-Support Research Center, Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto (ISEP/IPP), Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 431, 4200-072 Porto, Portugal
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Received: 26 April 2012 / Revised: 15 May 2012 / Accepted: 4 June 2012 / Published: 15 June 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Vehicle to Grid)
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This paper presents a simulator for electric vehicles in the context of smart grids and distribution networks. It aims to support network operators’ planning and operations but can be used by other entities for related studies. The paper describes the parameters supported by the current version of the Electric Vehicle Scenario Simulator (EVeSSi) tool and its current algorithm. EVeSSi enables the definition of electric vehicles scenarios on distribution networks using a built-in movement engine. The scenarios created with EVeSSi can be used by external tools (e.g., power flow) for specific analysis, for instance grid impacts. Two scenarios are briefly presented for illustration of the simulator capabilities.
Keywords: distribution network; electric vehicles; scenario simulator; smart grid distribution network; electric vehicles; scenario simulator; smart grid
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Soares, J.; Canizes, B.; Lobo, C.; Vale, Z.; Morais, H. Electric Vehicle Scenario Simulator Tool for Smart Grid Operators. Energies 2012, 5, 1881-1899.

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