Smart charging of electric vehicles in residential distribution grids
Martijn H. H. Schoot Uiterkamp (Speaker)
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk
The number of electric vehicles that are connected to the (smart) grid is increasing rapidly. The current electricity grid is not able to accommodate such a large increase in electric vehicles. As a result, large-scale electric vehicle charging can cause blackouts and wearing of grid assets. To prevent these problems, smart energy management is needed to coordinate the charging of electric vehicles.
At the University of Twente, the Energy group of the chair Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems (CAES) conducts research on smart energy management in residential energy grids. This multidisciplinary group unites the fields of electrical engineering, embedded systems, computer science and mathematics to tackle the energy management problems of the future. The group actively collaborates with distribution and transmission system operators (both in the Netherlands and abroad) and participates in several smart grid field tests. More information can be found at www.utwente.nl/ctit/energy/.