Impact of peak electricity demand in distribution grids: a stress test

Gerwin Hoogsteen, Albert Molderink, Johann L. Hurink, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit, Friso Schuring, Ben Kootstra

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Abstract

The number of (hybrid) electric vehicles is growing, leading to a higher demand for electricity in distribution grids. To investigate the effects of the expected peak demand on distribution grids, a stress test with 15 electric vehicles in a single street is conducted and described in this paper. The test is conducted in a neighbourhood where both transformers and households are equipped with measurement devices. A significant maximum power consumption increase (more than double) is observed at one transformer when both the electric vehicles and domestic loads stress the network. The observed voltage drop in the network is 17V. Analysis further shows that the hosting capacity is around 15%–20% for the investigated networks and that under voltage is unlikely to occur. The measurements are compared to a simulation and the results show that the simulations predict the actual measurement accurately.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationIEEE PowerTech, 2015
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherIEEE Power & Energy Society
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)not assigned
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2015
EventIEEE PowerTech 2015 - Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 29 Jun 20152 Jul 2015

Publication series

Name
PublisherIEEE Power & Energy Society

Conference

ConferenceIEEE PowerTech 2015
CountryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period29/06/152/07/15

Keywords

  • EWI-26258
  • Voltage measurement
  • Stress
  • power distribution
  • Phase measurement
  • Oil insulation
  • METIS-312710
  • Power measurement
  • Power quality
  • Demand Side Management
  • Load modeling
  • Electric vehicles
  • IR-97049
  • Power demand

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Hoogsteen, G., Molderink, A., Hurink, J. L., Smit, G. J. M., Schuring, F., & Kootstra, B. (2015). Impact of peak electricity demand in distribution grids: a stress test. In IEEE PowerTech, 2015 (pp. 1-6). USA: IEEE Power & Energy Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/PTC.2015.7232412
Hoogsteen, Gerwin ; Molderink, Albert ; Hurink, Johann L. ; Smit, Gerardus Johannes Maria ; Schuring, Friso ; Kootstra, Ben. / Impact of peak electricity demand in distribution grids: a stress test. IEEE PowerTech, 2015. USA : IEEE Power & Energy Society, 2015. pp. 1-6
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Hoogsteen, G, Molderink, A, Hurink, JL, Smit, GJM, Schuring, F & Kootstra, B 2015, Impact of peak electricity demand in distribution grids: a stress test. in IEEE PowerTech, 2015. IEEE Power & Energy Society, USA, pp. 1-6, IEEE PowerTech 2015, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 29/06/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/PTC.2015.7232412

Impact of peak electricity demand in distribution grids: a stress test. / Hoogsteen, Gerwin; Molderink, Albert; Hurink, Johann L.; Smit, Gerardus Johannes Maria; Schuring, Friso; Kootstra, Ben.

IEEE PowerTech, 2015. USA : IEEE Power & Energy Society, 2015. p. 1-6.

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Hoogsteen G, Molderink A, Hurink JL, Smit GJM, Schuring F, Kootstra B. Impact of peak electricity demand in distribution grids: a stress test. In IEEE PowerTech, 2015. USA: IEEE Power & Energy Society. 2015. p. 1-6 https://doi.org/10.1109/PTC.2015.7232412