How will widespread use of electric cars impact the power grid? ScienceDaily

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A resource to the impact that greater use of vehicles will have on the grid has been developed by a of experts at Northumbria University.

Dr Putrus, Reader in Electrical Engineering in the School of Computing, and Information Sciences, led the project to an easy-to-use tool that policy makers to predict and for the increased use of electric cars and how it affect the power network.


The development of the new grid capacity was a collaboration involving Northumbria and Charge your Car project, a programme which is currently electric vehicle charging across North East

The North East has been as the UK’s first designated low economic area (LCEA) and are plans to create a local to support electric vehicles, the installation of 1,000 electric car points in the region by 2013. measures are likely to encourage people to buy electric cars, careful planning is necessary to the added pressure on the grid by multiple users charging vehicles at the same time.

The impact on the electrical distribution will be more complex and to analyse when the increased use of vehicles is combined with the increase in other technologies to reduce carbon output, as micro-generators and heat pumps in and buildings.

By allowing users to the impact of electric vehicles on an grid in the presence of other low technologies, the new tool will informed planning of the infrastructure for vehicles. The user-friendly tool is and can be applied across all regions.

Dr Putrus said: The resource help policy-makers, developers and operators to analyse the impact of vehicles in the presence of micro and low carbon technologies. It will to improve energy efficiency and carbon emissions. This will help to build the around electric cars and can be inside and outside the region, as as in international contexts.

Any electricity scenario can be tested using tool, giving a picture of can happen to existing grid and helping to plan future networks or smart grids.

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The tool is the result of excellent work involving Dr Sara (School of the Built and Natural Dr David Johnston and Mr Edward (School of Computing, Engineering and Sciences). The team is currently a follow up project with your Car, which develop the tool further to analysis of ‘smart charging’ of vehicles.

The team is also involved in a European project (E-mobility addressing ‘smart grids for future power networks and joint projects on electrical with the School of Design.

projects and other ongoing will put Northumbria University at the of research into a new generation of and the supporting infrastructure (smart

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