Implementation of Battery EVs and BESS into RAPSim Software to Enrich Power Engineering Education in DER-Integrated Distribution Systems


This paper presents the implementation of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and battery energy storage systems (BESS) within residential networked microgrids that incorporate distributed energy resources (DERs) to produce electrical power, as well as an updated daily load curve for residential households, using Renewable Alternative Power Systems Simulation (RAPSim) Software. It is projected that the number of electric vehicles within the residential neighborhoods will increase, and therefore, it is essential that we provide a description of how to implement BEVs and BESS into a microgrid simulation software. Furthermore, this paper provides insight into the behavior of a microgrid considering case studies simulated within RAPSim software to advance electric power engineering education and research at undergraduate (senior) and graduate levels in the area of DER-integrated distribution systems.