Direct control of EV charging on feeders with EV clusters

L.F. Ochoa, E. Saunders, T. Butler, J. Quiros, R. Hartshorn

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    Abstract

    (paper accepted) The My Electric Avenue project has established ten clusters of electric vehicle (EV) users on real UK feeders, and is currently running trials that explore EV user behaviours and the impact of charging vehicles on local networks. As part of the trials, the technology Esprit has been deployed to curtail EV charging during high feeder loads using Power Line Carrier (PLC) communication, to assess its capability to delay or prevent the need for network reinforcements whilst accommodating the needs and perceptions of EV users. With over 200 EVs in the field, this paper provides an overview of the trials and the technical and social data collected. Initial findings are presented on a case study basis relating to patterns of feeder currents and EV charging, coincidence of EV load, Esprit function in practice, and the reliability of PLC.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages1-5
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015
    Event23rd International Conference on Electricity Distribution CIRED 2015 -
    Duration: 15 Jun 201518 Jun 2015

    Conference

    Conference23rd International Conference on Electricity Distribution CIRED 2015
    Period15/06/1518/06/15

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