The impact of electric vehicle uncertainties on load levelling in the UK

Bowen Zhou, Dongsheng Yang, Siqi Bu, Guanhao Du, Tim Littler

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Abstract

Electric vehicles (EVs) integration in modern power systems has modified the nature of traditional power demand, which brings uncertainties in the energy consumption end. Such uncertainties may lead to a variety of influences on the performance of EV applications in power systems. This paper focuses on the EV application to load levelling in the UK. Six EV uncertainties are specified to analyze the impact on three parameters, which describe the performance of load levelling. The UK EV and power system data are used in the case study. The simulation results show that the battery sizes, discrete accuracy, and driving behavior have little influence on the load levelling results; a better load levelling result can be obtained with larger EV scales, larger discharging available capacity, and longer available time duration; inappropriate selection of available time duration may worsen the ramps, which bring challenges to conventional generators.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2017
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
Volume2018-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781538622124
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2018
Event2017 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2017 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 16 Jul 201720 Jul 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)1944-9933

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2017
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period16/07/1720/07/17

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Keywords

  • Electric vehicle (EV)
  • Load levelling
  • Uncertainties
  • Uncertainty analysis

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Zhou, B., Yang, D., Bu, S., Du, G., & Littler, T. (2018). The impact of electric vehicle uncertainties on load levelling in the UK. In 2017 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2017 (Vol. 2018-January, pp. 1-5). (2017 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2017.8274727