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Effects of randomly charging electric vehicles on voltage unbalance in micro grids

Al Essa, Mohammed J. M. and Cipcigan, Liana Mirela ORCID: 2015. Effects of randomly charging electric vehicles on voltage unbalance in micro grids. Presented at: 2015 50th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), Stoke-on-Trent, UK, 1-4 September 2015. Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), 2015 50th International Universities. IEEE, pp. 1-6. 10.1109/UPEC.2015.7339906

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Unscheduled charging of Electric Vehicles (EVs) may shift voltage unbalance beyond the desired limit. Effects of uncoordinated charging of EVs were assessed by calculating voltage magnitudes and voltage unbalances at the end node of a residential feeder. The assessment was illustrated by presenting loading conditions of distribution transformers and distribution lines. Power losses of these components also have been recorded. Four uptakes of EVs were considered based on the number of EVs per phase. These cases were simulated considering daily profiles of residential loads and EV loads. A 50% EVs uptake has led to an excessive voltage unbalance with a 3-phase 4-wire connection. However, only a 25% EVs uptake caused the violation of voltage unbalance with a 3-phase 3-wire connection. Therefore, 4-wire connections permit more uptake of EVs on the network than 3-wire connections, before voltage unbalances exceed their limits.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 9781467396820
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2022 10:01

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