Long-term electric system investments to support Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Seth Adam Blumsack, Constantine Samaras, Paul Hines

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Abstract

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) represent a promising pathway to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the U.S. transportation sector. A large-scale shift from gasoline-powered automobiles to PHEVs would inextricably link the U.S. transportation system with its electric system. We build on [4] to perform a regional emissions analysis of a PHEV use pattern where PHEVs are charged at night and discharged during the day. We find that in some coal-intensive regions like the Midwest, charging PHEVs by burning coal may produce more emissions than burning gasoline. Overnight charging of PHEVs will deteriorate the system load factor by increasing offpeak demand. This may have deleterious effects on system infrastructure. We perform some simple simulations looking at the effect of off-peak PHEV charging on the performance of oilcooled substation transformers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Power and Energy Society 2008 General Meeting
Subtitle of host publicationConversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century, PES
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 29 2008
EventIEEE Power and Energy Society 2008 General Meeting: Conversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century, PES - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Jul 20 2008Jul 24 2008

Publication series

NameIEEE Power and Energy Society 2008 General Meeting: Conversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century, PES

Other

OtherIEEE Power and Energy Society 2008 General Meeting: Conversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century, PES
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period7/20/087/24/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Blumsack, S. A., Samaras, C., & Hines, P. (2008). Long-term electric system investments to support Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles. In IEEE Power and Energy Society 2008 General Meeting: Conversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century, PES [4596906] (IEEE Power and Energy Society 2008 General Meeting: Conversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century, PES). https://doi.org/10.1109/PES.2008.4596906