Plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles (PEVs) have the potential to provide substantial storage to a city's grid, a key component in mitigating intermittency issues of power sources. But the batteries of these vehicles also need to be charged at times when their users need them. Thus, V2G (vehicle-to-grid) is becoming an important issue in the future grid. An integrated treatment of this system, from power generation, monitoring, storage in stationary and PEV batteries to control is a complex task. This book explores the connection between the stationary grid and PEV power storage. Topics covered include: the impact of PEVs and V2G on smart grid and renewable energy systems; distributed energy resource with PEV battery energy storage in the smart grid; power conversion techlogy in smart grid and PEVs; power control and monitoring of smart grid with PEVs; PEV charging techlogies and V2G on distributed energy resources and utility interfaces; ecomic, social and environmental dimensions of PEVs in the smart grid. This book will be of interest to researchers and advanced students in electric vehicles and smart grid techlogies, and policy-makers and planners developing smart grid infrastructure and sustainable transport initiatives.
Prof. Junwei Lu is at the Griffith School of Engineering, Australia, where his research expertise includes hybrid and EV motors; EV on-board charging systems; EV wireless charging systems; high frequency high power transformers for DC/DC converters; smart transformers for the smart grid and EV faster charging stations; bi-directional on board EV charging systems for V2G; and d-Statcom inverter with energy storage for PV renewable energy systems. Dr Jahangir Hossain is at the Griffith School of Engineering, Australia, where his research expertise includes renewable energy integration and FACTS devices with energy storage; the smart grid; microgrids and distributed generation; dynamics, stability analysis and control; and power electronics, electrical drives and intelligent control.