The harmonic and supraharmonic emission of battery electric vehicles in the Netherlands

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Abstract

This paper presents some of the Power Quality effects caused by common-used battery electric vehicles in The Netherlands. A set-up to control the charging current and to measure the voltage and current waveforms is developed in order to obtain a representative insight in possible disturbances caused by electric vehicle charging. Of main interest were both harmonic- (up to 2 kHz) and supraharmonic (2 kHz to 150 kHz) disturbances. Especially supraharmonics were of interest, because emission in this range is only partly standardized and battery electric vehicles are a known source of supraharmonic disturbances, leading to unwanted effects. The amount of reactive power is also taken into account. The most important conclusion is that, except for one, all tested battery electric vehicles are a source of harmonic and supraharmonic currents and therefore influence the power quality. It is observed that the harmonic behaviour of the chargers depends on whether nominal- or reduced charging currents are used. The findings of this research are use-full for the assessment of the impact electric vehicles have on the low-voltage grid.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies (SEST)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728147017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020
Event3rd International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies, SEST 2020 - Virtual, Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 7 Sep 20209 Sep 2020

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies, SEST 2020
Country/TerritoryTurkey
CityVirtual, Istanbul
Period7/09/209/09/20

Keywords

  • Electric Vehicles
  • Harmonics
  • Power Quality
  • Reactive Power
  • Supraharmonics

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