Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to predict the effects of electric vehicle proliferation through a typical New England 15kV-class feeder. By means of simulation, it was possible to predict the power flow corresponding to different load demands. The study focused on the higher demand days of the year, and was determined that during the hottest summer days the maximum admissible demand became exceeded above a critical number of electric vehicles. In order to accommodate above this critical point, it was necessary to consider renewable generation, maximum demand power shifting, and inclusion of battery storage.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2016

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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