Grid impacts of plug-in electric vehicles on Hydro Quebec's Distribution system

Arindam Maitra, Kyung Soo Kook, Jason Taylor, Angelo Giumento

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Abstract

As the potential economic and environmental benefits of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) become apparent and as strong interest develops among automakers, seamless integration of PEVs to the grid will be a critical step to encourage utility support for PEV commercialization. Technological barriers continue to fall, but taking advantage of opportunities to increase revenue and improve power system efficiency using PEVs will require active participation by utilities and OEMs in how the vehicles are introduced to customers. PEVs are transformational in that they introduce electricity as a meaningful automotive fuel to a potentially very large market. This paper will focus on some of the most pressing technical issues associated with the act of plugging these vehicles into the electric grid. This paper presents key impact results using the EPRI study methodology [1] for one representative Hydro-Québec distribution feeders. This study is part of the multiyear collaborative project geared towards evaluating the localized impacts of plug-in electric vehicles on individual utility's distribution systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition
Subtitle of host publicationSmart Solutions for a Changing World
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition: Smart Solutions for a Changing World - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Apr 19 2010Apr 22 2010

Publication series

Name2010 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition: Smart Solutions for a Changing World

Conference

Conference2010 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition: Smart Solutions for a Changing World
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period04/19/1004/22/10

Keywords

  • Charge profile
  • Deterministic models
  • Distribution system
  • Measurement
  • Plug-in hybrid vehicle
  • Probabilistic models
  • Spatial distribution
  • Temporal distribution
  • Thermal loading

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