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Energies 2015, 8(8), 7638-7653;

A Multi-Function Conversion Technique for Vehicle-to-Grid Applications

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School of Electrical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, Jiangsu, China
Yangzhou Electric Power Corp., Yangzhou 225012, Jiangsu, China
Chair of Power Electronics, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kiel 24143, Germany
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Joeri Van Mierlo
Received: 11 May 2015 / Revised: 25 June 2015 / Accepted: 21 July 2015 / Published: 27 July 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles and Hybrid Vehicles)
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This paper presents a new multi-function conversion technique for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) applications. The proposed bi-directional charger can achieve three functions, including EV battery charging, grid-connection and reactive compensation, which are keys for energy management of the grid. With the proposed multi-function technology, the bi-directional charger will benefit both the grid and electricity customers. A hybrid regulation of energy bi-directional transfer for V2G systems is proposed in this paper, which consists of the battery-side controller and the grid-side controller. This proposed multi-function conversion technique improves the whole system performance with proportional-resonant (PR) control and achieves reactive power compensation with instantaneous reactive theory and a deadbeat control scheme. Simulation and experimental results demonstrate the validity of this new multi-function technique in a V2G system. View Full-Text
Keywords: electric vehicle; PR; reactive compensation; smart grid; V2G electric vehicle; PR; reactive compensation; smart grid; V2G

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Fan, Y.; Zhu, W.; Xue, Z.; Zhang, L.; Zou, Z. A Multi-Function Conversion Technique for Vehicle-to-Grid Applications. Energies 2015, 8, 7638-7653.

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