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Vehicle-to-Grid Services

Recent studies have shown that about 70% of the total oil extracted worldwide is consumed in the transportation sector. With rising oil prices, USA and many other countries have set long-term plans to electrify their transportation system and manufacture electric vehicles (EVs) to reduce their oil consumption. A large number of EVs can not only help to reduce the amount of oil and gas consumption but also provide great opportunities for the power grid, as the batteries of millions of EVs can be used to boost distributed electricity storage.

In general, the EVs have the capability to work in two main modes of operation: stand-alone mode and grid-connected mode. In the stand-alone mode, the storage capacity of EVs is used as a back-up energy source at the time of electricity. In addition, it helps to smooth down possible fluctuations in local renewable generation units, such as rooftop solar panels and wind turbines. In the grid-connected mode, the EV storage units can be synchronized with the grid to participate in demand-side management programs or to provide reserve power capacity and other ancillary services in a distributed vehicle-to-grid (V2G) infrastructure. Our focus in this project is on EVs’ grid-connected operation mode in V2G systems.

 

 

 

 
 
Project Team

NCEL Members: Jianwei Huang
Collaborators: Juri Jatskevich (University of British Columbia), A. Hamed Mohsenian-Rad (Texas Tech University), and Chenye Wu (Tsinghua Univesity)

 
 
 
References
2017
Yuan, Wei, Jianwei Huang, and Yingjun Zhang. "Competitive Charging Station Pricing for Plug-in Electric Vehicles." IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. 8.2 (2017): 627-639. Download: 07352372.pdf (1.26 MB)
2014
Yuan, Wei, Jianwei Huang, and Yingjun Zhang Competitive Charging Station Pricing for Plug-in Electric Vehicles. IEEE SmartGridCommV. Venice, Italy, 2014. Download: EV_SmartGridComm_2014.pdf (350.85 KB)
Wu, Chenye, et al. PEV-based P-Q Control in Line Distribution Networks with High Requirement for Reactive Power Compensation. IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference., 2014. Download: PQcontrol_ISGT_2014.pdf (492.18 KB)
2012
Wu, Chenye, et al. PEV-Based Combined Frequency and Voltage Regulation for Smart Grid. IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference. Washington, DC, USA, 2012. Download: WuA.HHua1201b.pdf (217.43 KB)
Wu, Chenye, Amir-Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, and Jianwei Huang Wind Power Integration via Aggregator-Consumer Coordination: A Game Theoretic Approach. IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference. Washington, DC, USA, 2012. Download: WuA.HHua1201.pdf (420.51 KB)
Wu, Chenye, Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, and Jianwei Huang PEV-based Reactive Power Compensation for Wind DG Units: A Stackelberg Game Approach. IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm) - Best Paper Award. Tainan, Taiwan, 2012. Download: stackelbergGame.pdf (744.47 KB)
Wu, Chenye, Amir-Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, and Jianwei Huang. "Vehicle-to-Aggregator Interaction Game." IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. 3.1 (2012). Download: WuHamedHuang2011.pdf (1.69 MB)
Wu, Chenye, Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, and Jianwei Huang. Vehicle-to-grid systems: ancillary services and communications." Smart Grid Communications and Networking. Cambridge University Press, 2012.  Download: WuHamedHuangBook2011.pdf (738.15 KB)

 

 

 

 

 



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