Publication Authors

Travis Newbolt

Paras Mandal

Hongjie Wang

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

Abstract:

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.