Special Issue "Prospects for Integrating Electric Vehicles into Power Systems"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Power Electronics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Vito Calderaro
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Guest Editor
Department of Industrial Engineering, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Fisciano, Italy
Interests: electric vehicles; power systems; renewable energy sources

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Electric vehicles (EV) bring a sustainable future for the next generation of automobiles. Penetration of EV has increased drastically in the recent past; however, EV integration into power grids adds more challenges for power system engineers worldwide. The presence of nondispatchable and fluctuating energy sources requires smart management of the power system. The intent of the Special Issue is to collect innovative contributions on the integration of EVs in power systems considering the presence of renewable energy sources (RES), EV coordination with RES and power networks, hypothesis of EV charging/discharging strategies. It also aims to highlight the benefits that a charging station can create in the feeders.

The topic to be covered in this Special Issue are as follows:

  • Electric vehicles integration study methodologies and data requirements
  • Impact of electric vehicles on demand profiles
  • Power system balancing with high share of electric vehicles
  • Power quality issues related to electric vehicles
  • Protection aspects related to electric vehicles in distribution grids
  • Design concepts for ancillary services with electric vehicles
  • Evaluation of rules and mechanisms for integrating of electric vehicles
  • Role of electric vehicles in the electricity market
  • Charging infrastructure concepts
  • Innovative converters for V2G and G2V
  • Impact of electric vehicle charging infrastructure on distribution networks/power system
  • Innovative Smart Grid/IT solutions considering electric mobility
  • Modelling of electric vehicle/charging infrastructure for power system planning and interconnection studies

Dr. Vito Calderaro
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • electric vehicles
  • V2G
  • renewable energy sources
  • charging strategies

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Probabilistic Evaluation and Improvement Measures of Power Supply Capability Considering Massive EV Integration
Electronics 2019, 8(10), 1158; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics8101158 - 12 Oct 2019
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Massive electric vehicle (EV) integration has been an inevitable trend for future power distribution networks. However, the spatial-temporal randomness of EV charging behavior may cause insufficiency of power supply capability. This paper simulates the charging loads with massive EV integration, proposes a probabilistic [...] Read more.
Massive electric vehicle (EV) integration has been an inevitable trend for future power distribution networks. However, the spatial-temporal randomness of EV charging behavior may cause insufficiency of power supply capability. This paper simulates the charging loads with massive EV integration, proposes a probabilistic evaluation index to evaluate the probability of insufficient power supply capability, and gives improvement measures for power distribution networks without hardware upgrading. First, the spatial-temporal distribution of EV charging loads is simulated via Monte Carlo method, which particularly divides EVs into three categories, private cars, buses, and taxis. Then, aggregated with conventional loads, total supply capacity of a power distribution network can be calculated on different time periods. Second, for the uncertainty of EV charging loads both in time and space, a probabilistic evaluation index is addressed to evaluate the probability of power supply capability insufficiency. After that, several improvement measures of the charging strategy are given to relieve the insufficiency of power supply capability. Finally, taking the simplified distribution network of a typical power supply mode in China’s Fujian province as an example, three scenarios with different vehicle quantities and parameters are designed, and the effectiveness of the evaluation index and improvement measures proposed are identified. The results can provide evidences for constraining EV charging behaviors with massive integration. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Prospects for Integrating Electric Vehicles into Power Systems)
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Regenerative Battery Charging Control Method for PMSM Drive without a DC/DC Converter
Electronics 2019, 8(10), 1126; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics8101126 - 07 Oct 2019
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This paper illustrates regenerative battery charging control method of the permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) drive without DC/DC converter. Conventional control methods for battery current and voltage control methods generally use a bidirectional DC/DC converter for regenerative control. The reason to use this [...] Read more.
This paper illustrates regenerative battery charging control method of the permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) drive without DC/DC converter. Conventional control methods for battery current and voltage control methods generally use a bidirectional DC/DC converter for regenerative control. The reason to use this DC/DC converter is the DC-Link current ripple of the inverter of is affected by switching of the inverter and the motor speed. This problem causes to use a low pass filter (LPF) for sensing the DC-link current, however, it occurs deteriorating the control performance. In this paper, battery current and voltage control methods using only the motor drive are illustrated. To control the DC-link current, power control is performed using the look-up table (LUT) data that are extracted from the experiment. In addition, an applicable method for the variable DC-link voltage of the proposed regenerative control method is illustrated. Full article
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