Integration of Electric Vehicle Chargers and Energy Storage Systems in Smart Grids

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrical and Autonomous Vehicles".

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Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, University of Bologna, 40136 Bologna, Italy
Interests: power electronics; power converters; electric vehicles; renewables; pulse-width-modulation; harmonic pollution
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Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, University of Bologna, 40136 Bologna, Italy
Interests: wireless power transfer; electromagnetic compatibility; applied superconductivity; power electronics

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Algoritmi Research Centre, Department of Industrial Electronics, University of Minho, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: power electronics converters; electric mobility; renewable energy sources; digital control techniques; smart grids
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular as a sustainable mode of transportation, capable of enabling an effective green transition when integrated in renewable-fed smart grids. In this framework, energy storage systems (ESSs) have become crucial in helping to manage the variability of power production from renewable energy sources and in allocating energy for high power loads (such as EV charging stations), ensuring a stable and reliable electricity supply. Proper modeling and power flow control are still open issues requiring particular attention that can be optimized based on factors such as energy demand, electricity prices, and grid capacity.

Power network interfaces with EVs and ESSs through power converters, which effectively drive the whole infrastructure. As technology continues to advance, their architecture and control algorithms play a crucial role in the future development of the grid. Furthermore, their diffusion reveals the need to also consider electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) issues, both on individual devices and on the smart grid, in which the aggregation of disturbances can compromise the functioning of the network itself.

The design of EV chargers and ESSs and their integration into the electric infrastructure must therefore be addressed with awareness of the power system architecture, as well as control and electromagnetic compatibility issues, ensuring the transition towards a more sustainable and resilient energy system.

The topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Power electronics converters for EV charging and ESSs;
  • EV supply equipment architectures with renewable generation and ESSs;
  • Harmonic pollution, supraharmonics, and electromagnetic compatibility in EV supply equipment;
  • Power quality in AC and DC smart grids;
  • Wireless power transfer (WPT) chargers of EVs;
  • EMC issues in WPT systems;
  • Hybrid and second-life batteries in ESSs used for EV charging;
  • Optimized and collaborative control algorithms;
  • Operation modes for electric mobility (e.g., G2V and V2G);
  • Reliability and fault-tolerant power electronics converters in smart grids;
  • Decision, energy control, and demand response of EV in smart grids.

Dr. Riccardo Mandrioli
Dr. Mattia Simonazzi
Dr. Vítor Monteiro
Prof. Dr. Sheldon Williamson
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  • battery charger
  • electric vehicles (EVs)
  • energy storage systems
  • power converters
  • electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • supraharmonics
  • smart grids

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