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Unbalanced three-phase power flow studies of distribution systems with plug-in electric vehicles

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2 Author(s)
Jimenez, A. ; Electr. Eng. Grad. Program, Univ. Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Morelia, Mexico ; Garcia, N.

A three-phase power flow analysis of a distribution system with plug-in electric vehicular fleets is proposed in this paper. The plug-in electric vehicle based on a voltage controlled representation is incorporated into a power flow formulation suitable for radial and unbalance distribution network. The PEV model comprises a voltage source converted (VSC) and a battery pack. While active power is regulated at the storage device according to the charging and discharging status of battery, the voltage magnitude at the point of common coupling is regulated by the VSC. Furthermore, a comprehensive VSC-based PEV equivalent model that accurately reflects the behavior of a distributed vehicular fleet is proposed in this work to carry-out efficient steady-state analyses. The impact of a plug-in vehicular fleet in the voltage unbalance of the IEEE 13-node test feeder is analyzed, where each PEV is modeled as a Tesla Roadster EV with a lithium-ion battery pack.

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North American Power Symposium (NAPS), 2012

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9-11 Sept. 2012