Publication Type:

Conference Paper


2014 IEEE Students' Conference on Electrical, Electronics and Computer Science (2014)


Active filters, Batteries, batteries charging, Battery chargers, battery storage plants, bidirectional converters, bidirectional VSC control, electric vehicle charging stations, Electric vehicles, Harmonic analysis, Harmonic elimination, hysteresis current controlled voltage source converter, Load modeling, MATLAB, modified Icosφ controller, nonlinear loads simulations, plug-in vehicle, power conversion harmonics, power convertors, Power grids, Power harmonic filters, power system control, Reactive power, Reactive power compensation, SAF, shunt active filtering capability, Shunt active filters, SmartParks, Solar energy, solar power stations, steady state conditions, stored energy, Transient conditions, V2G services, vehicle-to-grid, vehicle-to-grid transactions, VSC


This paper discusses about vehicle-to-grid (V2G) services such as reactive power compensation and harmonic elimination by employing the converters used in electric vehicle charging stations (Smartparks) as shunt active filters (SAF). Batteries can be charged using the bidirectional converters during off peak hours. The parks can supply stored energy to the grid if they have excess solar energy for charging and also support the grid by providing compensation. By incorporating modified ICosΦ algorithm the complete simulation of hysteresis current controlled voltage source converter (VSC) acting as a Smartpark is presented. For inductive and non-linear loads simulations have been performed in Matlab under steady state and transient conditions. The feasibility of this simple and efficient controller to be used as SAF is demonstrated by the simulation results.

Cite this Research Publication

V. Raveendran and Dr. Manjula G. Nair, “Vehicle-to-grid Transactions and Shunt Active Filtering Capability of SmartParks Equipped with Modified ICosФ Controller”, in 2014 IEEE Students' Conference on Electrical, Electronics and Computer Science, 2014.