Projects: Projects for Investigator
|Title||Freight Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe (FREVUE)|
|Energy Categories||Energy Efficiency(Transport) 25%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 75%;
|Research Types||Applied Research and Development 100%|
|Science and Technology Fields||ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%|
|UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation||Not Cross-cutting 100%|
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UK Power Networks
|Award Type||Network Innovation Allowance|
|Start Date||01 March 2013|
|End Date||01 September 2017|
|Total Grant Value||£74,310|
|Programme||Network Innovation Allowance|
|Investigators||Principal Investigator||Project Contact , UK Power Networks (100.000%)|
The project will produce a joint detailed White Paper on the role of network operators in the EV rollout in logistics across Europe. As part of the FREVUE project, to encourage new networks and the exchange of know-how between project partners, a working group on grid issues and the impact on the EV logistics supply chain has been established.
The following criteria will be considered when assessing whether the project has been successful: The monitoring systems have been installed and commissioned successfully at the trial site and are performing correctly. An understanding of whether an improved or flexible connections offering can be developed for the expansion of the charging capacity has been highlighted.
This pro-forma is seeking funding to complete an existing IFI and EU funded project which will complete in August 2017. In the UK, it is anticipated that there will be a proliferation of Electric Vehicles (EVs) as the nation transitions into a low carbon economy. The ambition is to achieve a 14% CO2 reduction from transport by 2020 and substantial decarbonisation by 2050. Studies have focused on the use of EVs as small to medium cars, however, there is a lot of interest in the decarbonisation of freight delivery which means there is a potential for a proliferation in EV use for freight EVs with the differing impacts on the distribution network. Distribution network operators could be seen as potential barriers to freight EV take up if the capital costs of reinforcing the network to meet the demand from charging is high. This project will explore new insights into freight EV demands and profiles for the distribution networks. Insight to date has highlighted that the greatest impact from EV charging will be seen in the lower voltage circuits and substations, particularly in areas where there is a concentration of EV uptake and little capacity on the network.
The intention of this project is to assess the impact on the distribution network from the commercial operation of large freight EVs and the potential impacts of a larger scale deployment on local energy distribution infrastructure. Data is being collected from a fleet of 18 freight EVs, used in the logistics business, which is planned to be expanded by an additional 50 EVs - all charged from one site. The project forms part of a wider EU Framework 7 project. Furthermore, the equipment used in the additional EV charging required is likely to cause high levels of harmonic voltage distortion. Engineering Recommendation G5/4 sets the planning levels for harmonic voltage distortion to be used in the process for the connection of non-linear equipment and LV equipment creating disturbance levels outside of this would need to be connected at HV, increasing the cost and acting as a barrier to the technology uptake. The project will monitor the charge points at the freight EV operators depot where there is currently limited capacity which means any additional charge points on the site will require a new connection to upgrade the supply, at cost to the fleet operator. 3-phase monitoring equipment will be installed against individual EV charging posts to capture data at 10 min intervals on energy consumption (for various charge cycles) which will be matched with data obtained from existing monitoring equipment at the substation. The data will be analysed to identify the impact on the network including the diversified peak demand, the profile of the demand, the opportunities for shifting the load, the characteristics of the EV drive cycle that dictate the demand, the profile on the network meeting the demand and any associated risks to the network.
The main activities of the project are:
The Framework 7 project consists of five Work Packages (WPs) and UK Power Networks is mainly involved in WP2 (Demonstrators) and is supporting the rest of the WPs.
Project work packages
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|Added to Database||15/08/18|