Impact of Open Communication Networks on Load Frequency Control with Plug-In Electric Vehicles by Cyber-Physical Dynamic Co-Simulation

Wenbo Wang, Mengmeng Cai, Xin Fang, Chris Irwin

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Abstract

With the increasing electrification of the transportation sector to achieve the carbon neutrality objective, despite the challenges of charging electric vehicles (EV), there are also opportunities through smart charging EVs to improve system frequency stability; however, EV control technologies might require nontraditional communication support. This paper investigates the impacts of communication variations of EV on power system load frequency control through a cyber-physical dynamic system (CPDS) co-simulation. Here, the CPDS is built upon our previously developed transmission-and-distribution dynamic co-simulation model with the added communication variation functions (i.e., delay and packet loss). The case studies consider multiple communication variation scenarios when the system experiences an N-1 generation trip contingency. The scenarios include communication delays and packet loss using both homogeneous and heterogeneous assumptions. The outcomes of this work can help improve EV frequency regulation services and provide robust and effective tests for different load frequency control algorithms of the future power systems.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event2023 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2023 - Washington, United States
Duration: 16 Jan 202319 Jan 2023

Conference

Conference2023 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington
Period16/01/2319/01/23

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-6A40-82369 for preprint

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-6A40-86261

Keywords

  • Communication
  • electric vehicle
  • frequency regulation
  • smart charging
  • transmission-and-distribution-and-communication dynamic co-simulation

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