Feasibility study: investigation of car park-based V2G services in the UK central hub

Strickland, D., Embley, T., Osborne, J., Yang, J. , Qiao, Z., Malhotra, A., Corliss, A. and Ashworth, K. (2019) Feasibility study: investigation of car park-based V2G services in the UK central hub. Journal of Engineering, 2019(17), pp. 3967-3971. (doi: 10.1049/joe.2018.8230)

201574.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.



The increasing uptake of electric vehicles, and the established practice of long-term parking at stations and airports, offers an opportunity to develop a flexible approach to help with the energy storage dilemma. This paper investigates the feasibility of using a number of EV batteries as an energy storage and grid balancing solution within the UK Central Hub area. Here, the capital cost of the vehicle is a sunk cost to the EV owner. The potential income generated, or discount on long-term parking, is an additional benefit of ownership. This paper considers the income available to a small and large size car park from the different market mechanisms to offer grid support in the UK and contrasts this with the complexity and costs of the EV charging infrastructure required within these types of scheme.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The authors would like to acknowledge the support of the TSB under project Net-form and partners including Solihull Council and Cenex.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Yang, Dr Jin
Authors: Strickland, D., Embley, T., Osborne, J., Yang, J., Qiao, Z., Malhotra, A., Corliss, A., and Ashworth, K.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Journal of Engineering
Publisher:Institution of Engineering and Technology
ISSN (Online):2051-3305
Published Online:22 January 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Institution of Engineering and Technology
First Published:First published in Journal of Engineering 2019(17): 3967-3971
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

University Staff: Request a correction | Enlighten Editors: Update this record