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A Case Study in the Future Challenges in Electricity Grid Infrastructure

van den Akker, M and Blok, H. and Budd, Chris and Eggermont, R. and Gutermon, A. and Lahaye, D. and Rotgerink, L. and Myerscough, K and Prins, C. and Tromper, T. and Wadman, W. (2012) A Case Study in the Future Challenges in Electricity Grid Infrastructure. [Study Group Report]



The generation by renewables and the loading by electrical vehicle charging imposes severe challenges in the redesign of today’s power supply systems. Indeed, accommodating these emerging power sources and sinks requires traditional power systems to evolve from rigid centralized unidirectional architectures to intelligent decentralized entities allowing a bidirectional power flow. In the case study proposed by ENDINET, we investigate how the penetration of solar panels and of battery charging stations on large scale affects the voltage quality and loss level in a distribution network servicing a residential area in Eindhoven, NL. In our case study we take the average household load during summer and winter into account and consider both a radial and meshed topology of the network. Our study results for both topologies considered in a quantification of the levels of penetration and a strategy for electrical vehicle loading strategy that meet the voltage and loss requirements in the network.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Energy and utilities
Study Groups:European Study Group with Industry > ESGI 84 (Eindhoven, Netherlands, 30 Jan-3 Feb 2012)
Company Name:EDINET
ID Code:660
Deposited By: Matthew Hennessy
Deposited On:02 Jul 2014 23:33
Last Modified:29 May 2015 20:17

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