Special Issue "Bidirectional Energy Transfer Technologies for Vehicle-to-Grid and Other Vehicle-to-X Applications, and Solutions to Issues Caused by High Electric Vehicle Penetration Rates"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Interests: wireless (inductive) power transfer; power electronics; renewable energy; V2G systems
Interests: power electronics; magnetic component design and application; power systems in the pacificislands; renewable energy
Interests: power electronics; electric ship propulsion; renewable energy systems
The penetration rate of electric vehicles (EVs) into the transport sector of future societies will be high. This will result some excellent outcomes, but will also bring one of the greatest challenges to the electric power industry that it has ever faced. Multiple solutions must be developed to address a range of issues at various levels. One potential solution of high promise is vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.
Conventionally, energy is transferred from grid to vehicle and stored in EV batteries for later use for EV motor drive. However, and instead, this energy could be retrieved and used to provide electricity to a house (V2H), building (V2B), neighbourhood, or back to the grid (V2G). Through V2G, a range of power system services can be provided, including support for intermittent renewable energy power sources, frequency and voltage stabilization, and peak shaving. In addition, for power systems that are heavily dependent on fossil fuelled generation, carefully planned V2G implementation can generate revenue for utility companies while saving money for consumers through energy time shifting.
We propose a Special Issue on leading edge power electronic and power system issues related to high EV penetration rates, as well as the bi-directional transfer of energy between EVs and other systems (this encompasses not only V2G but all V2X system types). We welcome and encourage submissions in this area. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
- Power electronic V2G, and other V2X, interface technology challenges and solutions;
- V2G, and other V2X, electricity network planning and integration requirements;
- Charge/discharge scheduling and optimization, and issues related to high EV penetration rates;
- Energy-related opportunities and challenges V2G and other V2X will present to EV owners, property owners, and utilities.
Prof. Udaya K Madawala
Dr. Craig Baguley
Dr. Shantha Gamini Jayasinghe
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- Plug-in electric vehicle
- Vehicle-to-grid, V2G
- Bi-directional energy transfer
- Battery charger
- Charge scheduling, discharge scheduling
- Distribution networks.