Power quality requirements for electric vehicle chargers: Bulk power system perspective

R. Quint, D. Kosterev, John Undrill, J. Eto, R. Bravo, J. Wen

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Abstract

End-use load composition is rapidly changing, particularly towards electronically-coupled or inverter-based load. In particularly, the proliferation of electric vehicles (EV) is expected to continue as consumer prices decrease and charging capability expands. The electric power grid has experienced disruptive technologies since its inception, and it is imperative to study potential future impacts in order to prepare for them if they do occur. This paper highlights fundamental load response of EV chargers, and proposes a set of requirements that are deemed grid-friendly to the overall stability and control of the bulk power system at the interconnection-level. Loads exhibiting at least constant current characteristic (constant impedance are very much desirable if possible) with ride-through and reconnection capability will ensure long-term reliability of the grid. The goal is to outline these grid-level requirements in an effort to collaborate with the manufacturing community for sustained grid support from the end-use loads.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2016
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Volume2016-November
ISBN (Electronic)9781509041688
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 10 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2016 - Boston, United States
Duration: Jul 17 2016Jul 21 2016

Other

Other2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2016
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period7/17/167/21/16

Keywords

  • Electric vehicle charger
  • Frequency stability
  • Power system reliability
  • Voltage stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Quint, R., Kosterev, D., Undrill, J., Eto, J., Bravo, R., & Wen, J. (2016). Power quality requirements for electric vehicle chargers: Bulk power system perspective. In 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2016 (Vol. 2016-November). [7741443] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741443