Analyzing the Impact of Electric Vehicles Charging Stations on Power Quality in Power Distribution Systems 2021-01-0199
Integration of electric vehicles (EV) in power distribution systems reduces emissions that contribute to climate changes and improves public health by reducing ecological damage. Even though EVs significantly impact reducing carbon emissions and less dependency on hydrocarbon-based generators, they could negatively impact power systems, especially power quality. This paper analyzes electric vehicle charging stations’ impact on power quality concerning the voltage and current analysis of the harmonic distortion. As a case study, a sample system has been chosen, and a charging station is integrated into the system to investigate the harmonic impacts on the system. Finally, various mitigation techniques to eliminate the harmonics and minimize EVs’ adverse impacts on power quality in power distribution systems have been discussed.