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Evaluation tool for direct load control of electric vehicle charging and water heating systems


Patel, S and Negnevitsky, M and Wong, K, Evaluation tool for direct load control of electric vehicle charging and water heating systems, Proceedings of the 2015 International Symposium on Smart Electric Distribution Systems and Technologies (EDST), 7-11 September, Vienna, Austria, pp. 88-92. ISBN 978-1-4799-7736-9 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/SEDST.2015.7315188


Due to growing concerns for the environment, the electrification of the transport sector is considered as one of the most promising methods for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Increased penetration of electric vehicles (EVs) will create a new demand for electricity within the residential distribution network, which can negatively impact the grid if the EV loads are left unmanaged. This could lead to expensive upgrades of the distribution network. The primary aim of this research is to develop a tool to estimate the impact of EVs on the distribution network, which will then allow users of the tool to make informed decisions regarding electrical infrastructure upgrades. The tool combines direct load control (DLC) of EV and hot water loads to estimate the maximum level of EV penetration possible without system upgrades.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:demand side management (DSM), electric vehicles, stagger charge, residential distribution network
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Electrical engineering
Research Field:Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy storage, distribution and supply
Objective Field:Energy services and utilities
UTAS Author:Patel, S (Ms Sophiya Patel)
UTAS Author:Negnevitsky, M (Professor Michael Negnevitsky)
UTAS Author:Wong, K (Mr Koon Wong)
ID Code:105792
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2016-01-14
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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