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Synchrophasors, Active Transformers, and Energy Storage in the Context of Fast Charge EV Infrastructure

AeroVironment, Inc., Monrovia, California
World Electr. Veh. J. 2010, 4(4), 719-726; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj4040719
Published: 31 December 2010
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Abstract

Electric vehicle (EV) fast charging capabilities, and availability of fast charge infrastructure, are perhaps the greatest remaining obstacles in the future widespread use of EVs. Solving fast charging paradigms and issues will enhance driver and electric utility acceptance of EVs. Potential impact to the grid is one of the perceived issues. The technologies to transform EV fast chargers, a grid load, into a valuable grid asset, exist in the form of components and a system approach that includes:
  • Synchrophasors
  • Active Transformers
  • Grid-Level Energy Storage
  • Demand Response and Time of Use pricing
Many of these technologies and strategies are in place or in the advanced stages of development. This would allow this system approach to become commercial as the widespread adoption of EVs unfolds.
Keywords: EV Fast Charging; Synchrophasor; EV Charging Infrastructure EV Fast Charging; Synchrophasor; EV Charging Infrastructure
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
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Botsford, C.W. Synchrophasors, Active Transformers, and Energy Storage in the Context of Fast Charge EV Infrastructure. World Electr. Veh. J. 2010, 4, 719-726.

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