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Study Findings from University of Utrecht Broaden Understanding of Energy Storage (Grid Congestion Mitigation In the Era of Shared Electric Vehicles)

  • May 23, 2022
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2022 MAY 20 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Daily News -- Researchers detail new data in Energy - Energy Storage. According to news originating from Utrecht, Netherlands, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “Rapid integration of photovoltaic systems and electric vehicles in low-voltage grids increasingly causes grid congestion. To avoid costly grid reinforcements, distribution system operators are looking into applying electric vehicle smart charging algorithms to shift part of the load to off-peak hours.”

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Utrecht, “However, multiple barriers hamper the large-scale implementation of smart charging. These barriers can be alleviated when using electric vehicles in car sharing schemes for smart charging. Shared electric vehicles make up an increasing share of the car fleet and using these vehicles for smart charging exhibits different advantages over using private vehicles, including better predictable departure times and higher acceptance for smart charging. This study proposes a system for grid congestion mitigation using only shared electric vehicles and assesses this system’s technoeconomic potential. Results affirm that grid congestion problems can be fully mitigated in most grids using shared electric vehicles at relatively low car sharing adoption rates.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “Also, the costs increase of using this system is negligible compared to a system with combined grid congestion mitigation of privately-owned and shared EVs.”

This research has been peer-reviewed.

For more information on this research see: Grid Congestion Mitigation In the Era of Shared Electric Vehicles. Journal of Energy Storage, 2022;48:103806. Journal of Energy Storage can be contacted at: Elsevier, Radarweg 29, 1043 Nx Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from Nico Brinkel, University of Utrecht, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Princetonlaan 8A, Nl-3584 Cb Utrecht, Netherlands. Additional authors for this research include Wilfried van Sark and Tarek AlSkaif.

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