Share This Article:

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

Abstract Full-Text HTML Download Download as PDF (Size:3036KB) PP. 1-8
DOI: 10.4236/jpee.2014.210001    3,299 Downloads   3,714 Views   Citations

ABSTRACT

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.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Cite this paper

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.

References

[1] Oe, S.P., Christopher, E., Sumner, M., Pholboon, S., Johnson, M. and Norman, S.A. (2013) Microgrid Unbalance Compensator—Mitigating the Negative Effects of Unbalanced Microgrid Operation. 4th IEEE/PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT EUROPE), 6-9 October 2013, 1-5.
[2] Dharmakeerthi, C.H., Mithulananthan, N. and Saha, T.K. (2011) Overview of the Impacts of Plug-In Electric Vehicles on the Power Grid. IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Asia (ISGT), 13-16 November 2011, 1-8.
[3] Chindris, M., Cziker, A., Miron, A., Balan, H., Iacob, A. and Sudria, A. (2007) Propagation of Unbalance in Electric Power Systems. 9th International Conference on Electrical Power Quality and Utilisation, 9-11 October 2007, 1-5.
[4] Makram, E., Zambrano, V., Harley, R. and Balda, J. (1989) Three Phase Modeling for Transient Stability of Large Scale Unbalanced Distribution Systems. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 4, 487-493.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/59.193820
[5] Anumolu, P., Banhazl, G., Hilgeman, T. and Pirich, R. (2008) Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles: An Overview and Performance Analysis. IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology Conference, 2 May 2008, 1-4.
[6] Kisacikoglu, M.C., Ozpineci, B. and Tolbert, L.M. (2010) Examination of a PHEV Bidirectional Charger System for V2G Reactive Power Compensation. 25th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 21-25 February 2010, 458-465.
[7] Clarke, A.D., Bihani, H.A., Makram, E.B. and Corzine, K.A. (2014) Analysis of the Impact of Different PEV Battery Chargers during Faults. Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, 2, 31-44.
http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/jpee.2014.28004

  
comments powered by Disqus

Copyright © 2018 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.