An evaluation of PHEV contributions to power system disturbances and economics

Steven L. Judd, Thomas J Overbye

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As fossil fuels prices climb higher, the search for alternative modes of transportation intensifies. Several solutions have been proposed: increase fuel economy of current vehicles, expand use of ethanol, enlarge the current hybrid electrical vehicle fleet, create a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, or create a more effective electric vehicle. One other possible solution is the transformation of current hybrid electric vehicles into larger capacity plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). It has become a promising advancement in technology with a small amount of innovation. Pluggable hybrids provide a completely new way to store mass amounts of energy from the power grid. With larger battery storage, the PHEV has the ability to run in all-electric mode for commuters, switch to conventional gasoline engine for longer trips, and provide support to the power grid needed in emergency situations. This paper explores the benefit of using a heavy penetration of PHEVs to act as support to the grid during contingencies and also the costs incurred with security constrained control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication40th North American Power Symposium, NAPS2008
StatePublished - 2008
Event40th North American Power Symposium, NAPS2008 - Calgary, AB, Canada
Duration: Sep 28 2009Sep 30 2009

Publication series

Name40th North American Power Symposium, NAPS2008


Other40th North American Power Symposium, NAPS2008
CityCalgary, AB


  • OPF
  • Optimal power flow
  • PHEV
  • Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
  • Power grid
  • Security constrained optimal power flow
  • System security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology


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