Impacts of plug-in hybrid vehicles and combined heat and power technologies on electric and gas distribution network losses

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Title: Impacts of plug-in hybrid vehicles and combined heat and power technologies on electric and gas distribution network losses
Authors: Acha, S
Green, TC
Shah, N
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Distribution network operators (DNOs) require strategies that can offset the tradeoffs new embedded technologies have on their assets. This paper employs modelling to show that through control device manipulation, gas and electric (G&E) network operators can influence savings in energy losses under the presence of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) and combined heat and power technologies (CHPs). An integrated gas and electric optimal power flow (OPF) tool is introduced to undertake various case studies. The OPF tool evaluates the technical impacts experienced in the networks when DNOs apply a "plug and forget" operation strategy and then compares the results against a "loss minimisation" strategy. Results show the benefits in applying different strategies are more considerable in electric networks than in gas networks. The study corroborates that an integrated G&E analysis offers a fresh perspective for stakeholders in evaluating energy service networks performance under different operation strategies.
Issue Date: 28-Sep-2009
Date of Acceptance: 1-Jan-2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/38834
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SAE.2009.5534862
ISBN: 978-1-4244-4430-4
Publisher: IEEE
Start Page: 1
End Page: 7
Journal / Book Title: Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE PES/IAS Conference on Sustainable Alternative Energy (SAE)
Copyright Statement: © 2009 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Sponsor/Funder: BP International Limited
Funder's Grant Number: BPI/PAT/SH/50046
Conference Name: 2009 IEEE PES/IAS Conference on Sustainable Alternative Energy (SAE)
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2009-09-28
Finish Date: 2009-09-30
Conference Place: Valencia, Spain
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Centre for Environmental Policy
Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Natural Sciences



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