A methodology to support the electrical network in order to promote electric vehicle charging in smart cities

Gillian Lacey, Ghanim Putrus, Edward Bentley

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Abstract

Smart City design must include facilities for low emission transport, and that includes electric vehicles. Amongst other things, the installation of charging points for electric vehicles must consider the effect on the low voltage power network.
A network modelling tool has been used to analyse the effect of introducing charge points into an urban environment. Real values of network topology derived from those available for the local distribution network operator have been used to populate the model.
The effect of increasing penetration of EVs, changing from 3 kW to 7 kW charging are shown to cause unacceptable increases in power flow and cable thermal overload. Several strategies are then demonstrated to ameliorate the effect, including phased charging, delayed charging and cable upgrade.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2018
EventIEEE 53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference - Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Sep 20187 Sep 2018
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ConferenceIEEE 53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference
Abbreviated titleUPEC 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period4/09/187/09/18
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    Lacey, G., Putrus, G., & Bentley, E. (2018). A methodology to support the electrical network in order to promote electric vehicle charging in smart cities. Paper presented at IEEE 53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom.