Title

Vehicle to Grid Services: Potential and Applications

Authors

Authors

M. Ehsani; M. Falahi;S. Lotfifard

Comments

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Energies

Keywords

electric vehicle; plug-in hybrid vehicle; power quality; reactive power; LOW-VOLTAGE RIDE; ELECTRIC VEHICLES; SYSTEMS; ENERGY; BATTERY; Energy & Fuels

Abstract

Electric Vehicle (EV) technology is expected to take a major share in the light-vehicle market in the coming decades. Charging of EVs will put an extra burden on the distribution grid and in some cases adjustments will need to be made. On the other hand, EVs have the potential to support the grid under various conditions. This paper studies possible potential and applications of Vehicle to Grid (V2G) services, including active power services, which discharge the EV batteries, and power quality services, which do not engage the battery or require only small amounts of battery charge. The advantages and disadvantages of each service and the likelihood that a given service will be effective and beneficial for the grid in the future are discussed. Further, the infrastructure cost, duration, and value of V2G services are compared qualitatively.

Journal Title

Energies

Volume

5

Issue/Number

10

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

4076

Last Page

4090

WOS Identifier

WOS:000310563000021

ISSN

1996-1073

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