Rechargeable vehicles, known as electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), would have significant impacts on electric grids in terms of load leverage, online storage and peak shaving capabilities, or when considered as potential assets to sell demand response services by either delivering electricity into the grid or by throttling charging rate.
Rechargeable vehicles can provide a backup for home owners with battery storage during power outages. High capacity vehicle batteries also provide a large buffer for renewable grid resources. At the same time, rechargeable vehicles bring risks to electric grids in stability control, generation capacity, recharging losses and battery degradations.
This special issue is aimed at disseminating the results of research on the applications of rechargeable vehicles in electric grids that relates to vehicle-to-grid (V2G), grid operation, operation standards and policies.
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
- Vehicle-to-grid applications
- Vehicle-to-home applications
- Impacts of rechargeable vehicles on grid stability
- Impacts of rechargeable vehicles on economical operation of grid systems
- Integration of rechargeable vehicles with renewable energy sources
- Recharge optimisation
- Development of smart grids
- Grid ancillary services and demand response applications with vehicle batteries
Manuscript submission deadline: 31 May, 2013
Completion of first review: 31 July, 2013
Submission of revised papers: 31 August, 2013
Completion of final review: 30 September, 2013
Final manuscript submission: 31 October, 2013