Impact of plug-in electrical vehicles on voltage profile and losses of residential system

Amir S. Masoum, Sara Deilami, Paul S. Moses, Ahmed Abu-Siada

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This paper investigates the impacts of PEV charging on the low voltage distribution system and highlights possible detrimental operational issues such as line and transformer overloading, poor voltage profiles and unacceptable system losses. A 415V residential network including typical daily load variations is modeled for different PEV penetration levels; 20% (low), 30 % (moderate), 60% (high) and 120% (very high, i.e., some nodes with 2 PEVs per house). Two PEV charging schemes are simulated; coordinated and uncoordinated. For each case, three charging periods are considered: green zone (5pm-8am), yellow zone (5pm-10pm) and red zone (during the peak load; 5pm-7pm). Simulation results are used to show the influence of PEVs penetration, charging zones and coordination on system losses, voltage profile and the daily load curve.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781424483808
ISBN (Print)9781424483792
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (20th : 2010): Power Quality for the 21st Century - Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 5 Dec 20108 Dec 2010
Conference number: 20th


OtherAustralasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (20th : 2010)
CountryNew Zealand


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