Increasing the Integration Potential of EV Chargers in DC Trolleygrids: A Bilateral Substation-Voltage Tuning Approach

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Abstract

Light rail networks such as trolleybus grids have the potential to become multi-functional smart grids by using the excess capacity of the grid to implement PV systems, EV chargers, and storage. This paper offers a solution to increasing the potential for integration of EV chargers in the trolleygrid, without additional infrastructure costs, by simply tuning the nominal (no-load) voltages of bilaterally connected substations. This method shifts the load share between the two substations, creating more room for the integration of other utilities in a desired zone of the bus route. A mathematical derivation is presented, followed by a verifying case study using detailed and verified bus and trolleygrid simulation models for the city of Arnhem, the Netherlands. It is shown that by setting a substation nominal voltage from +10V compared to its bilateral substation to -10V, the substation can take, on average, as much as 7.5 percentage points less of the load share (from 45.9% to 38.4%) and see as much as 5 percentage points more of complete zero-load time (84.3% to 89.2%).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2022
PublisherIEEE
Pages264-269
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-8459-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2022 - Sorrento, Italy
Duration: 22 Jun 202224 Jun 2022

Publication series

Name2022 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2022

Conference

Conference2022 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2022
Country/TerritoryItaly
CitySorrento
Period22/06/2224/06/22

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