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Anticipation and simulative analysis of electric grid problems caused by electric vehicles

Electric vehicles (EV) are one element of the future transition towards a clean and sustainable energy system, since they can be powered by electricity generated by wind, photovoltaics (PV) and other renewable energy sources. With their ability of decentralized storage of electricity they can even contribute to solving the challenge of leveling out fluctuating generation by shifting demand or re-feeding electricity into the grid. For grid operators it is necessary to anticipate grid problems resulting from the new dynamic energy flows between EV, grid and renewables, and to contrive smart and cost effective measures counteracting such problems. A research team in the European project NEMO develops a tool suite able to simulate the grid impact of EV charging stations and helping to tailor technical solutions to different application cases.

 

Authors: Thomas Erge, Kilian Dallmer-Zerbe, Thies Stillahn, Bernhard Wille-Haussmann, Anders N. Andersen, Jos van der Burgt

8th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition (IRES 2013), Proceedings, Berlin, bcc Berlin Congress Center, November 18-20, 2013

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