The rise of electric vehicles could do more for utilities than simply increase demand - EVs could be utilised for balancing and fine-tuning electricity supply and demand on the grid. In this tech talk we will learn about an energy storage project with a goal to stabilise the grid, whose quality is impacted by EV chargers creating voltage and current constraint on the grid.
As peak demand levels increase, electric companies must either build or acquire more generation capacity, store power using batteries or other technologies, or purchase power from other suppliers at peak prices. But some are beginning to see the growing fleet of EVs as a powerful load management resource for adding critical flexibility to the grid.
Socomec has teamed up with ENERGON and PRE to better integrate EV charging stations without needing to reinforce the grid. Energy storage is used for active and reactive power management, and for improved integration of the production of 7.5 kWp of PV in charging the EV.