Control of solar powered micro-grids using electric vehicles

Udawatta, Lanka, Madawala, Udaya K., Muthumuni, Dharshana, & Vilathgamuwa, D. Mahinda (2012) Control of solar powered micro-grids using electric vehicles. In Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Third International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (ICSET), IEEE, Kathmandu, Nepal, pp. 270-275.

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Large scale solar plants are gaining recognition as potential energy sources for future. In this paper, the feasibility of using electric vehicles (EVs) to control a solar powered micro-grid is investigated in detail. The paper presents a PSCAD/EMTDC based model for the solar powered micro-grid with EVs. EVs are expected to have both the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and grid-to-vehicle (G2V) capability, through which energy can either be injected into or extracted from the solar powered micro-grid to control its energy imbalance. Using the model, the behaviour of the micro-grid is investigated under a given load profile, and the results indicate that a minimum number of EVs are required to meet the energy imbalance and it is time dependent and influenced by various factors such as depth of charge, commuting profiles, reliability etc...

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ID Code: 74775
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: EMTP, Control engineering computing, Distributed power generation, Electric vehicles, Power distribution control, Power generation control, Power grids, Power system CAD, Power system simulation, Solar power stations
DOI: 10.1109/ICSET.2012.6357410
ISBN: 9781457718700
ISSN: 2165-4387
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 IEEE
Deposited On: 06 Aug 2014 23:37
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2014 05:12

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