Proceedings of the 14th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference 2020 (IRES 2020)

Potential of Electric Vehicles for Providing Regulating Power Based on German Mobility

Authors
Mohammed Hijjo, Paul Scheer
Corresponding Author
Mohammed Hijjo
Available Online 4 February 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahe.k.210202.011How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Electric Vehicles, Regulating Power, charging at Home, charging at Workplace
Abstract

The ongoing transition of the energy sector, as well as the rising adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), both have led to new requirements to keep up with these new technologies. One of the main challenges to the grid operators is to keep the balance between the generation and the demand through the so-called regulating power. As the reliance on renewable energy sources (RES) increases, the power network is expected to accommodate a greater amount of surplus energy. The increasing adoption of EVs has encouraged the researchers to investigate their capability to absorb the surplus power generated from RES and compensate the power network in peaking hours where supplemental reserve might be required. For this purpose, this contribution presents a simulation-based approach assessing to what extent EVs can assist the grid by offering supplemental regulating reserve upon request. The simulation is conducted based on German mobility behavior. Using the data of registered EVs in the German market as a reference, random fleets of EVs are generated. Considering the operational constraints such as the charging rate, stored energy, and the mobility requirements, the available regulating power at the workplace is derived considering two charging scenarios, namely charging at Home alone, or charging at Home and at Workplace. In both scenarios, the positive and negative regulating power profiles are derived over the day. The results show that the participation of EVs in the German reserve power market is technically possible, even during the day.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 14th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference 2020 (IRES 2020)
Series
Atlantis Highlights in Engineering
Publication Date
4 February 2021
ISBN
10.2991/ahe.k.210202.011
ISSN
2589-4943
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahe.k.210202.011How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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