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Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Date: 2022-05-08

Webinar on The Role of Electric Vehicle in Smart Grids with Renewable Generators


Title: The Role of Electric Vehicle in Smart Grids with Renewable Generators



The numbers of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) are growing rapidly throughout the world and, accordingly, they have drawn lots of attention because of their various potential functions on the grid. The main functions of EV chargers, grid to vehicle (G2V) and vehicle to grid (V2G), are supported by bidirectional power-electronics converters as the key components of EV chargers. Moreover, EV chargers can be utilized to provide ancillary functions for the grid (particularly residential networks), such as reactive power support, voltage regulation and/or harmonics reduction. Nowadays, one of the main barriers to EV market growth is the insufficient number of charging stations. Even with satisfactory progress in building charging stations in some countries, there is still a big concern among customers toward an emergency situation when their EV battery becomes unexpectedly flat and they do not have access to a charging station. Furthermore, the transient caused by the charging/discharging operation of EV chargers and its impact on the grid is another concern from the increased penetration of EV chargers.

This talk will discuss how the power quality issues and voltage regulations can be addressed using coordinated EV charging and discharging controllers. First it will discuss the control capability of EVs in device level and then its impact on the system’s performance. It will discuss a need-based (event-triggered) distributed control of EVs for ensuring satisfactory dynamic response of distributed power systems with EVs. Finally, it will discuss how coordinated operation of EVs, PV and batteries can reduce peak demand.



Dr. Jahangir Hossain received B.Sc. and M.Sc. Eng. degrees from Rajshahi University of
Engineering and Technology (RUET), Bangladesh, in 2001 and 2005, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia, all in electrical and electronic engineering.

He is currently working as an Associate Professor at the School of Electrical and Data Engineering, University of Technology Sydney. Before joining there, he served as an associate professor in Macquarie University for 3.5 years, senior lecture and a lecturer in the Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University for five years and as a research fellow in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland, Australia. Previously, he worked as a lecturer and assistant professor at Rajshahi University of Engineering

& Technology, Bangladesh for six years. He has published more than 300 articles in international refereed journals and conferences which attracted more than 5700 citations (Google Scholar) with H-index 40. He is a senior member of IEEE, editor of an IEEE and IET journal and secured more than $5M research grant.

His research interests are power systems, wind generator integration and stabilization, voltage stability, micro grids, robust control, electrical machine, FACTS devices, and energy storage systems.