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An Innovative Approach in Balancing Real Power Using Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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Many distribution systems operate under unbalanced loading conditions due to the connection of single phase loads to a three phase system. As PHEVs become more prevalent, it is expected that this unbalance will be further exacerbated due to the power draws from single phase chargers. Unbalanced loads reduce the overall system operating efficiency and power transfer capability of assets. In this paper, a new method of mitigating real power unbalance is suggested. It works by selecting which of the three phases that each single phase PHEV charger in a car park should be connected to. The algorithm is then tested on a simulation model of a real world distribution system. Using the balancing algorithm, balancing of the real power flowing through the feeder to the car park is accomplished.

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Clarke, A. and Makram, E. (2014) An Innovative Approach in Balancing Real Power Using Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicles. Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, 2, 1-8. doi: 10.4236/jpee.2014.210001.


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