Rechargeable vehicles, known as electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), will place significant impacts on electric grid either with load leverage, online storage and peak shaving capabilities or by being considered as potential assets to sell demand response services by either delivering electricity into the grid or by throttling charging rate. Rechargeable vehicles can backup 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 grid in terms of 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 grid 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 system
- Integration of rechargeable vehicles with renewable energy sources
- Recharge optimisation
- Development of smart grid
Manuscript submission deadline: 31 December, 2013
Completion of first review: 28 February, 2014
Submission of revised paper: 31 March, 2014
Completion of final review: 30 April, 2014
Final manuscript submission: 30 June, 2014