Distribution planning of the EV fast charging point integrating in the grid of Estabanell energia
Tutor / director / evaluatorVillafafila Robles, Roberto
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
Smart mobility has been a recent hot topic for both Europe and the whole world. Electrification and automation are believed to be the future trends of vehicles. This trend in Spain will also continue as the Catalonia municipality passed the “Climate Change Bill” to reduce emission 100% by 2050. In Spain, only the company in the list of “Gestores de cargas” can sell electricity to charge the EVs. As it is written in the article 36, DSOs shall not be allowed to own, develop, manage or operate energy storage facilities unless the following situations: with an open tender procedure no other party has expressed an interest in entering this market and storage facilities are necessary for the DSOs to fulfil their regulated tasks for the reliable and secure operation of the distribution system. Also, it regulates that EV operators have to be separate from charging station facilities operators, which brings more stakeholders into the topic. Estabanell is one of those companies which can use the existing distribution network or extend the existing network and install EV charging points. So far, Estabanell only has slow charging and is planning to install some fast charging points in a few years, according to the e-mobility platform of Estabanell. This study uses a geographic information systems (GIS) based on the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) approach for selecting the locations in the perspective of DSOs-Estabanell. This method develops an cost-efficient, electrical-realistic solution to the complex decision-making problem in urban environment. In the end, an analysis of each location is presented to prove the tool is effective.