Feb 2013
Electricity Distribution
Effect of Electric Vehicles on Distribution Networks
Feb 2013
Western Power Distribution
WPD Future Networks Team (01332 827446)
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Innovation Funding Incentive
Electric Vehicles
Investigate the impact of charging electric vehicles on conventionally designed distribution networks.
The project aims to investigating the potential impact of Electric Vehicles (EVs) on the existing GB distribution grid systems and considers how the energy in the car battery might be returned to the grid at times of peak load or for system support.

It aims to understand the requirements and limitations of the energy demands of a network connected vehicle fleet when connected to a real distribution network.

Develop a system level network management strategy to level the demand loading and maximise efficiency, and a local management strategy to control individual vehicle network connections, along with further strategies implemented on board the vehicles.