Inverter connected battery technology with advanced fault ride through capability on LV grid system to help offset the need for standby generation (EP/I008764/1)
Grant Holder: D Strickland
The aim of the project is to model, prototype and test a power electronic inverter system which interfaces used car batteries (or vehicles with EV batteries) to an electricity grid system which is designed to meet the following basic requirements.
- Low cost
- Easily reproducible
- Single phase operation (leading to three phase operation)
- Able to charge and discharge batteries safely
- To provide enhanced DER functionality to support smart grid functionality
To make the system forward compatible with a smart grid environment, the following considerations should also be met.
- Advanced condition monitoring of the batteries to ensure that they are optimally utilised to end of life.
- Fault ride through and voltage support to help with stability issues.
- Fast response spinning reserve support.
- Power Quality correction such as voltage sag correction and harmonic cancellation.
- Communication to a smart grid system
- Fault detection and mitigation
Technical files and a discussion forum on this subject can be found by here.