March – Topics in Smart Grid
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Written by Hossam A. Gabbar
The world is moving towards fast-charging stations to support transportation electrification and mobility requirements. The deployment of fast charging infrastructures faces several challenges. This paper analyzes deployment strategies and design scenarios of fast charging stations as integrated with microgrids. Integrating nuclear-renewable hybrid energy systems in large-scale fast-charging stations for buses, trucks, and maritime transportation is essential to meet charging loads and demand profiles. Requirements analysis is presented in view of different deployment strategies considering mobility demands and target performance measures. Different design configurations and control strategies are discussed with possible deployment planning and operation.
Written by William F. Hederman and Vincent J. Cushing
In work being supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technology Office (SETO), significant progress has been achieved to quickly reduce carbon emissions through smart building-grid-PV integration. This note describes the technology and the opportunity.
Written by Vibhu Jately, Brian Azzopardi, Somesh Bhattacharya, and Renata Sadula
Around the globe, sustainable microgrids are emerging as a vital tool in the fight against climate change and increasingly common natural disasters. In the wake of hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires, the traditional energy grid in many parts of the world is struggling to keep the power flowing, causing outages that slow local economies and ultimately put lives at risk.
Written by Adel El-Shahat and Swoon Chang
Wireless electric vehicle charging (WEVC) is considered as a potential convenient charging option for electric vehicles (EVs) for future smart grids. There are two types of wireless charging: one when the vehicle is parked and the chargers remain in a fixed geometry during charging, and another which charges the vehicle while moving from a charger imbedded in the road. This article deals with charging while moving.