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Unit commitment in power systems with plug-in hybrid electric vehicles

Lu, L , Wen, Fushuan, Ledwich, Gerard, & Huang, J (2012) Unit commitment in power systems with plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. European Transactions on Electrical Power.

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Abstract

With the continued development of renewable energy generation technologies and increasing pressure to combat the global effects of greenhouse warming, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) have received worldwide attention, finding applications in North America and Europe. When a large number of PHEVs are introduced into a power system, there will be extensive impacts on power system planning and operation, as well as on electricity market development. It is therefore necessary to properly control PHEV charging and discharging behaviors. Given this background, a new unit commitment model and its solution method that takes into account the optimal PHEV charging and discharging controls is presented in this paper. A 10-unit and 24-hour unit commitment (UC) problem is employed to demonstrate the feasibility and efficiency of the developed method, and the impacts of the wide applications of PHEVs on the operating costs and the emission of the power system are studied. Case studies are also carried out to investigate the impacts of different PHEV penetration levels and different PHEV charging modes on the results of the UC problem. A 100-unit system is employed for further analysis on the impacts of PHEVs on the UC problem in a larger system application. Simulation results demonstrate that the employment of optimized PHEV charging and discharging modes is very helpful for smoothing the load curve profile and enhancing the ability of the power system to accommodate more PHEVs. Furthermore, an optimal Vehicle to Grid (V2G) discharging control provides economic and efficient backups and spinning reserves for the secure and economic operation of the power system

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ID Code: 51022
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Charging and discharging mode, Optimal control, Optimal unit commitment, Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, Power system, Spinning reserve
DOI: 10.1002/etep.1653
ISSN: 1430-144X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Deposited On: 25 Jun 2012 09:52
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2013 00:51

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