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Reference Number EP/L00089X/1
Title Interface and Network Infrastructure to Support EV Participation in Smart Grids
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Transport) 50%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr SJ Finney
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Institute for Energy and Environment
University of Strathclyde
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 July 2013
End Date 31 May 2017
Duration 47 months
Total Grant Value £940,888
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Scotland
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr SJ Finney , Institute for Energy and Environment, University of Strathclyde (99.997%)
  Other Investigator Dr L (Lie ) Xu , Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast (0.001%)
Professor T Green , Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr PD Mitcheson , Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
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Abstract This project will investigate new technologies that can support high levels of electric vehicle (EV) charging and deliver the benefits that flexible charging can bring for electricity supply and the integration of renewable generation.Electric Vehicles (EVs) are a central part of transport and energy policy for many nations. They represent a key pathway for reducing petroleum dependence and promoting transportation sustainability (provided the electricity generation mix has been successfully decarbonised). If EVs displace most petroleum vehicles then they will represent a very significant new and additional demand to be serviced via electricity networks. EVs also present opportunities for power network operation; their charging also represents a very large discretionary load that can be managed to provide Smart Grid services and assist the integration of clean energy.EV integration can also contribute industrial economic growth and high quality employment. A recent study for the UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills identified a potential for 130GW annual installation of power electronics for EV in the UK and perhaps 5,000 GW worldwide. This level of installation presents huge opportunities both for energy savings (even relatively modest efficiency gains in each installation will aggregate to large energy savings) and for economic benefits from the design and manufacture of high valued-added power electronic system
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