Impact of EV Charging-at-work on an Industrial Client Distribution Transformer in a Portuguese Island


GODINA R., PATERAKIS N. G. , ERDİNÇ O. , RODRIGUES E. M. G. , CATALAO J. P. S.

Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), Wollongong, Australia, 27 - 30 September 2015 identifier identifier

Abstract

This paper analyses the impact of the penetration of electric vehicles (EVs) charging loads on thermal ageing of a distribution transformer of a private industrial client that allows EVs to charge while their owners are at work and at three different working shifts during a day. Furthermore, the system is part of an isolated electric grid in a Portuguese Island. In this paper, a transformer thermal model is used to estimate the hotspot temperature given the load ratio. Real data were used for the main inputs of the model, i.e. private industrial client load, transformer parameters, the characteristics of the factory and electric vehicle parameters.