Control of solar powered micro-grids using electric vehicles
Madawala, Udaya K.
Vilathgamuwa, D. Mahinda.
Date of Issue2012
IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (3rd : 2012 : Kathmandu, Nepal)
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Large scale solar plants are gaining recognition as potential energy sources for future. In this paper, the feasibility of using electric vehicles (EVs) to control a solar powered micro-grid is investigated in detail. The paper presents a PSCAD/EMTDC based model for the solar powered micro-grid with EVs. EVs are expected to have both the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and grid-to-vehicle (G2V) capability, through which energy can either be injected into or extracted from the solar powered micro-grid to control its energy imbalance. Using the model, the behaviour of the micro-grid is investigated under a given load profile, and the results indicate that a minimum number of EVs are required to meet the energy imbalance and it is time dependent and influenced by various factors such as depth of charge, commuting profiles, reliability etc..
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