Topic: Smart Grids and Electric Mobility – Download Presentation
Abstract: The foreseen large scale deployment of electric vehicles to be connected to the existing electrical grids poses large number of challenges. If a dumb charging approach is adopted networks will become congested and additional voltage drops problems will arise. Also the generation sub-system will have to face an increase in load demand that will require the construction of new generation facilities.
In order to limit as much as possible such additional investments in network and generation reinforcement, that if necessary will become significant barriers to this mobility shift, one needs to develop a smart EV management approach that should be embedded in the Smart Grid paradigm concepts.
In fact, EV batteries, when connected to the grid, can be very flexible charges and can also become a mobile storage device capable to deliver, in certain conditions, energy back to the grid.
The management properly these new set of players with such characteristics requires new ICT infrastructures and new intermediate management agents that should be managed exploiting new Smart Grid infrastructures and functionalities.
This session will then describe:
a) the challenges and impacts EV will provoke into the electrical system;
b) the smart solutions that can adopted to deal with these challenges;
c) the new management architectures that can be adopted under the Smart Grid concepts.
Affiliation: University of Porto INESC | Professor and Director of INESC
Biography: Joao A. Pecas Lopes is Full Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of Porto University (FEUP). He is presently Director of INESC Porto. He is also the Director of the Sustainable Energy Systems PhD program at FEUP.
He is Scientific Coordinator of the EU FP7 research project MERGE – Mobile Energy Resources for Grids of Electricity. He is the convener of the CIGRE WG C6.20 on Integration of electric vehicles in electric power systems.
His main domains of research are presently related with large scale integration of renewable power sources in power systems (namely wind generation), power system dynamics, microgrids, smart-metering and electric vehicle grid integration.
Address: Porto, Portugal