Capacity management of vehicle-to-grid system for power regulation services

Yun Sang Albert LAM*, Ka Cheong Leung, Victor O.K. Li

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Due to green initiatives adopted in many countries, renewable energy will be massively incorporated into the future smart grid. However, the intermittency of the renewables may result in power imbalance, thus adversely affecting the stability of a power system. Voltage regulation may be used to maintain the power balance at all times. As electric vehicles (EVs) become popular, they may be connected to the grid to form a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) system. An aggregation of EVs can be coordinated to provide voltage regulation services. However, V2G is a dynamic system where EVs are connected to the grid according to the owners' habits. In this paper, we model an aggregation of EVs with a queueing network, whose structure allows us to estimate the capacities for regulation up and regulation down, separately. The estimated capacities from the V2G system can be used for establishing a regulation contract between an aggregator and the grid operator, and facilitate a new business model for V2G.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012
Pages442-447
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012 - Tainan, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 5 Nov 20128 Nov 2012

Publication series

Name2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTainan
Period5/11/128/11/12

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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