Impacts of electric vehicle charging on distribution networks in Denmark

Lizhong Xu, Guangya Yang, Zhao Xu, F. Marra, C. TrÆholt

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Electric vehicles (EVs) provide a unique opportunity to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the transport sector by drawing on renewable resources. As EVs become increasingly popular in the automotive market, the study of its impacts on the low-voltage grid has become increasingly important. The model of EVs is affected by the user, battery characteristics, as well as the environment. Studies are carried out based on the Danish case. A preliminary model on demand is created by integrating the driving pattern and battery charging characteristics. The model is applied to a typical distribution network. Monte Carlo simulation is employed to study the impact of EVs in the presence of wind power considering different penetration levels of EVs, electricity price schemes and seasons.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-23
Number of pages6
JournalDianli Xitong Zidonghua/Automation of Electric Power Systems
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2011


  • Battery characteristics
  • Distribution network
  • Driving pattern
  • Electric vehicle
  • Wind power

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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