Mark Hibbert (Planet Ark Power)
The successful PhD scholarship applicant will explore the approach of Vehicle-to-Home and Vehicle-to-Grid System (V2H/V2G) using a Microgrid and energy storage-based EV Charging Systems. The project will design an intelligent EV charging system which can avoid increased peak demand. This will provide three main benefits: avoiding the need for significant network investments to deal with the increased demand, ensuring network stability and security, and decreasing infrastructures cost such as substation including HV power line and transformer.
The PhD project will analyse V2H/V2G systems and their impact on the conventional network and renewable energy system. It will include analysing Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) technologies, energy storage system (ESS), electric power conversion and Microgrid control technologies, PEV battery charging technologies and infrastructure, and utility interfaces.
This PhD project will also investigate the economic, social and environmental impact of energy storage-based EV charging systems.
The successful applicant will work closely with the research partner on the PhD project and will undergo a 2 day commercialisation training.