As a consequence of the exponential growth of the electric vehicle (EV) market, DC fast-charging infrastructure is being rapidly deployed all around the world. Ultra-fast charging (UFC) stations are starting to pose serious challenges to the electric power system operation, mostly due to their high peak power demand and unregulated discontinuous operation. To address these issues, local energy storage can be installed, ensuring a smoother grid power absorption profile and allowing to provide grid-supporting features. In this work, a control solution for the grid-side AC/DC converter of next-generation EV UFC stations is proposed. A virtual synchronous compensator (VSC) control algorithm is implemented, in order to lessen the impact of the charging station on the utility and to provide the full spectrum of grid ancillary services (i.e., frequency regulation, reactive power compensation, harmonic reduction, short circuit current generation, etc.). The proposed control strategy is verified experimentally on a downscaled 15 kVA three-phase inverter, emulating the grid front-end of the charging station.
Electric vehicle ultra-fast battery chargers: A boost for power system stability? / Mandrile, F.; Cittanti, D.; Mallemaci, V.; Bojoi, R.. - In: WORLD ELECTRIC VEHICLE JOURNAL. - ISSN 2032-6653. - 12:1(2021), pp. 1-21.
|Titolo:||Electric vehicle ultra-fast battery chargers: A boost for power system stability?|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/wevj12010016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|