A case study in the future challenges in electricity grid infrastructure

J.M. Akker, van den, H. Blok, C.J. Budd, R.H. Eggermont, A. Guterman, D.J.P. Lahaye, J. Lansink Rotgerink, K.W. Myerscough, C.R. Prins, T. Tromper, W. Wadman

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The generation by renewables and the loading by electrical vehicle charging imposes severe challenges in the redesign of today’s power supply systems. Indeed, accommodating these emerging power sources and sinks requires traditional power systems to evolve from rigid centralized unidirectional architectures to intelligent decentralized entities allowing a bidirectional power flow. In the case study proposed by ENDINET, we investigate how the penetration of solar panels and of battery charging stations on large scale affects the voltage quality and loss level in a distribution network servicing a residential area in Eindhoven, NL. In our case study we take the average household load during summer and winter into account and consider both a radial and meshed topology of the network. Our study results for both topologies considered in a quantification of the levels of penetration and a strategy for electrical vehicle loading strategy that meet the voltage and loss requirements in the network. Keywords: power systems, load flow computations, distributed generation, electrical vehicle charging
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 84th European Study Group Mathematics with Industry (SWI 2012)
EditorsM.A.A. Boon
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event84th European Study Group Mathematics with Industry (SWI 2012) - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 30 Jan 20123 Feb 2012


Conference84th European Study Group Mathematics with Industry (SWI 2012)
Abbreviated titleSWI 2012
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