Flexible electric vehicle charging infrastructure (Flex-ChEV)

Project Details

Description

HEV chargers are expected to play a significant role in the total consumption of developed countries across the world. Besides, there is a global tendency to make power systems independent of fossil fuels by additional increases in the shares of renewable energy resources. Both of these effects tend to push the future power systems more and more towards the boundaries of safe operation. Today’s commercially available HEV chargers are not flexible and present significant disturbance sources for the grid. On the other hand, flexible chargers proposed in academic literature introduce several drawbacks mostly concerned with compromising the comfort level of vehicle owners and rapid degradation of HEV’s batteries. Therefore, preservation of power systems secure operation will require new interventions to increase the flexibility of HEV chargers in a cost-effective way.
Proposed project is focused on theoretical development and experimental verification of a new generation of fast HEV charging stations (CSs). Its principal functionality is to use dedicated ESS within the station to compensate the adverse effects caused by charging, as seen from the grid. Flexible fast CS will be an essential part of the future intelligent power systems as projected by the SG concept.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/03/201429/02/2016

Keywords

  • Electrical vehicles
  • DC microgrids
  • Charging stations

Activities

  • 1 Talks and presentations in private or public companies

Keynote: Microgrid Technologies for Future Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Josep M. Guerrero (Lecturer)

16 May 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Research Output

  • 5 Article in proceeding
  • 4 Journal article

Distributed Bus Signaling Control for a DC Charging Station with Multi Paralleled Flywheel Energy Storage System

Sun, B., Dragicevic, T., Vasquez, J. C., Guerrero, J. M. & Savaghebi, M., Feb 2015, Proceedings of the 2015 6th EEE Power Electronics, Drives Systems & Technologies Conference (PEDSTC). IEEE Press, p. 65 - 70 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    381 Downloads (Pure)

    Distributed Cooperative Control of Multi Flywheel Energy Storage System for Electrical Vehicle Fast Charging Stations

    Sun, B., Dragicevic, T., Quintero, J. C. V. & Guerrero, J. M., Sep 2015, Proceedings of the 2015 17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'15 ECCE-Europe). IEEE Press, p. 1-8 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    462 Downloads (Pure)

    Provision of Flexible Load Control by Multi-Flywheel-Energy-Storage System in Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations

    Sun, B., Dragicevic, T., Andrade, F., Vasquez, J. C. & Guerrero, J. M., Jul 2015, Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting. IEEE Press, p. 1-5 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

    File
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    346 Downloads (Pure)