Utilization of parked EV-ESS for power management in a grid-Tied hybrid AC/DC microgrid

Md Shamiur Rahman, M. J. Hossain, Junwei Lu

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This paper proposes an electric vehicle-energy storage system (EV-ESS) charge/discharge controller based on the deviation between load power and generated power. An interlinking converter is designed which acts as a gateway between AC and DC subgrids of the grid-Tied hybrid AC/DC microgrid system. It has the ability to control both active and reactive power based on individual control mechanisms. To control the reactive power in the system a reactive power controller is proposed and designed within the interlinking converter controller. The reactive power controller operates based on the manipulation of point of common coupling (PCC) reactive power and RMS voltage with their associated references. A generalized grid-Tied hybrid AC/DC mi-crogrid is designed with a PV module and a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) wind turbine mimicking the real life microgrid model in Griffith University, Nathan campus. The simulation is carried out in MATLAB/SIMULINK environment to prove the effectiveness of both controllers. Simulation results show that both reactive power controller and EV-ESS charge/discharge controller perform efficiently under variable loading and variable irradiation conditions which facilitate smooth vehicle to grid (V2G)/vehicle to microgrid (V2M) operation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges for Future Grids
Subtitle of host publication2015 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479987252, 9781479987245
ISBN (Print)9781479987269
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event25th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2015 - Wollongong, Australia
Duration: 27 Sep 201530 Sep 2015


Other25th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2015


  • Hybrid AC/DC microgrid
  • DFIG wind turbine
  • PV module
  • EV-ESS
  • V2G/V2M
  • active and reactive power control and management

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