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New Smart Grids Study Findings Have Been Reported from Hefei University of Technology (Multi-objective Power Management for Ev Fleet With Mmc-based Integration Into Smart Grid)

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2019 MAR 20 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Daily News -- Investigators publish new report on Energy - Smart Grids. According to news reporting out of Anhui, People’s Republic of China, by NewsRx editors, research stated, “Modular multilevel converter (MMC) is a possible solution for integrating an electric vehicle (EV) fleet into the smart grid.”

Funders for this research include National Natural Science Foundation of China, Foreign Science and Technology Cooperation Project of Anhui Province, Specialized Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education.

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Hefei University of Technology, “Considering the differences of initial state of charge (SOC) and the inherent randomness in charge/discharge demands from the various EVs connected to the MMC, it becomes challenging to control the MMC in order to satisfy the network and EV fleet requirements. This paper proposes a multi-objective power management strategy for a MMC-Based EV fleet to be integrated into the smart grid using a virtual SOC model and coordinated control of the power flow among the arms of the same and different phase-units by taking advantage of circulation current.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “The model of the MMC-based EV fleet system is developed in MATLAB/Simulink and simulation results show that the multi-objectives of differential charging/discharging power control and interactive power management between EVs and utility can be effectively realized, while the three-phase output power of MMC is kept in balance and circulation current is controlled, thus, mitigating the negative impact of large-scale application of EVs on the utility grid.”

For more information on this research see: Multi-objective Power Management for Ev Fleet With Mmc-based Integration Into Smart Grid. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2019;10(2):1428-1439. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid can be contacted at: Ieee-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855-4141, USA. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -; IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M.Q. Mao, Hefei Univ Technol, Sch Elect Engn & Automat, Moe, Res Center Photovolta Syst Engn, Hefei 230009, Anhui, People’s Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Y. Ding, Q. Chen, T.H. Tao, L.C. Chang, N.D. Hatziargyriou and Y.W. Li.

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