Potential Impacts of Plug-in Electric Vehicles on Tehran Province Distribution Company: Technical Analysis

Behzad Hashemi, Payam Teimourzadeh Baboli, Mohsen Parsa Moghaddam
Smart Grid Conference (SGC 2018)
Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) are one of the promising technologies of the 21 st century. Whereas, excessive charging load of high penetration of the vehicles can impose technical challenges on distribution networks in the near future. This paper evaluates the effects of uncoordinated in-home and public charging station of a large number of PEVs on a real distribution feeder and also proposes a coordinated charging approach. The proposed approach minimizes the daily power losses of the network considering operation constraints. Also, a stochastic algorithm based on Monte Carlo simulation is presented taking into account the uncertainty of PEV owners' commuting behavior. The entire model is applied on a real medium-voltage feeder of Tehran Province Distribution Company in Lavasan city in Iran. As the results show, uncoordinated charging of high-penetrated PEVs can jeopardize the reliability of the network. Implementing the proposed smart charging scheme can alleviate the probable challenges.
Nov / 2018