Power system level impacts of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles using simulation data

Curtis Roe, A. P. Meliopoulos Dr., Jerome Meisel Dr., Thomas Overbye Dr.

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Abstract

This paper presents an investigation into an aspect of how plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) could impact the electric power system. The investigation is focused on the impact of the additional electrical load PHEV charging will have on primary energy source utilization and subsequent environmental air pollution (EAP) as emissions are transferred from vehicle tailpipes to powerplants. A methodology is presented for evaluating the impact on primary energy source utilization, considering all the operating constraints of an electric power system, as well as, the realistic operation of PHEVs. Examples of energy source utilization impacts are presented for various levels of PHEV penetration on a specific power system. In general, PHEVs cause a shift of fuel utilization from gasoline to, a more diversified fuel source, utilized by electric power utilities. The results are particularly sensitive to the generation mix of the specific power system simulated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Energy 2030 Conference, ENERGY 2008
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2008 IEEE Energy 2030 Conference, ENERGY 2008 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Nov 17 2008Nov 18 2008

Publication series

Name2008 IEEE Energy 2030 Conference, ENERGY 2008

Other

Other2008 IEEE Energy 2030 Conference, ENERGY 2008
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period11/17/0811/18/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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