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Optimization of modern distribution system operation via Electric Vehicles' flexibility and stationary batteries integrated into three-phase unbalanced networks

Grant number: 18/23617-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2019
Effective date (End): March 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Power Systems
Principal Investigator:Marcos Julio Rider Flores
Grantee:Maria Nataly Banol Arias
Host Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Elétrica e de Computação (FEEC). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/21972-6 - Optimization of the operation and planning in transmission and distribution systems, AP.TEM


The advent of modern energy system has promoted an increased number of electric vehicles (EVs) and other distributed energy resources (DERs) in power systems. This development has triggered new and increasing challenges in the distribution system planning and operation where distribution systems must adapt to the increased share of DERs. Hence, distribution systems are required to assume new responsibilities and procure additional services in an attempt to maintain high-quality services for end users. These services can potentially be provided by energy storage systems, including stationary batteries and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) enabled EVs by controlling either their active or reactive power, considering the new inverters' capabilities. The main objective of this research project is to develop a mathematical optimization method for modern electrical distribution systems (EDSs) considering the integration of EVs and stationary batteries into distribution networks. The optimization method should consider three-phase unbalanced distribution networks aiming a more realistic representation of EDSs. Additionally, it should consider the uncertainties associated with the conventional and EV demands, renewable energy sources and energy prices. The control mechanisms should consider V2G enabled EVs to maximize their flexibility when providing different services to distribution system operators (DSOs) e.g., congestion management, voltage support, unbalance reduction, etc. This technology makes it possible for EVs to consume or inject power into the network. The mathematical models will be implemented using the mathematical programing language AMPL and the operation of the system will be evaluated through the OpenDSS software.

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Scientific publications (6)
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SILVA, JESSICA ALICE A.; LOPEZ, JUAN CAMILO; ARIAS, NATALY BANOL; RIDER, MARCOS J.; SILVA, LUIZ C. P. DA. An optimal stochastic energy management system for resilient microgrids. APPLIED ENERGY, v. 300, . (16/08645-9, 18/23617-7, 19/01906-0, 15/21972-6)
GUZMAN, CINDY PAOLA; ARIAS, NATALY BANOL; FRANCO, JOHN FREDY; RIDER, MARCOS J.; ROMERO, RUBEN. Enhanced Coordination Strategy for an Aggregator of Distributed Energy Resources Participating in the Day-Ahead Reserve Market. ENERGIES, v. 13, n. 8, . (18/23617-7, 17/02831-8, 15/21972-6, 18/08008-4)
DE LIMA, TAYENNE DIAS; TABARES, ALEJANDRA; ARIAS, NATALY BANOL; FRANCO, JOHN F.. Investment & generation costs vs CO2 emissions in the distribution system expansion planning: A multi-objective stochastic programming approach. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL POWER & ENERGY SYSTEMS, v. 131, . (18/20990-9, 18/23617-7, 15/21972-6, 17/02831-8)
ARIAS, NATALY BANOL; LOPEZ, JUAN CAMILO; HASHEMI, SEYEDMOSTAFA; FRANCO, JOHN F.; RIDER, MARCOS J.. Multi-Objective Sizing of Battery Energy Storage Systems for Stackable Grid Applications. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID, v. 12, n. 3, p. 2708-2721, . (18/23617-7, 15/21972-6, 17/21752-1)
ARIAS, NATALY BANOL; HASHEMI, SEYEDMOSTAFA; ANDERSEN, PETER BACH; TRAEHOLT, CHRESTEN; ROMERO, RUBEN. Assessment of economic benefits for EV owners participating in the primary frequency regulation markets. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL POWER & ENERGY SYSTEMS, v. 120, . (18/23617-7)
GUZMAN, CINDY P.; ARIAS, NATALY BANOL; FRANCO, JOHN FREDY; SOARES, JOAO; VALE, ZITA; ROMERO, RUBEN. Boosting the Usage of Green Energy for EV Charging in Smart Buildings Managed by an Aggregator Through a Novel Renewable Usage Index. IEEE ACCESS, v. 9, p. 105357-105368, . (17/02831-8, 18/23617-7, 18/08008-4)

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