An analysis of the effect of electric vehicle charging on the operation of the Single Electricity Market

Aoife Foley, Barry Tyther, Brian O Gallachoir

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Abstract

To meet European Union renewable energy and greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets the Irish government set a target in 2008 that 10% of all vehicles in the transport fleet be powered by electricity by 2020. Similar electric vehicle targets have been introduced in other countries. However, reducing energy consumption and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions in transport is a considerable challenge due to heavy reliance on fossil fuels. In fact, transport in the Republic of Ireland in 2009 accounted for 29% of non-emissions trading scheme greenhouse gas emissions, 32% of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, 21% of total greenhouse gas emissions and approximately 50% of energy-related non-emission trading scheme greenhouse gas emissions. In this paper the effect of electric vehicle charging on the operation of the single wholesale electricity market for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland is analysed. The energy consumed, greenhouse gas emissions generated and changes to the wholesale price of electricity under peak and off-peak charging scenarios are quantified and discussed. Results from the study show that off-peak charging is more beneficial than peak charging.
Original languageEnglish
Pages0-0
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011
Event6th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES2011) - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 01 Oct 201101 Oct 2011

Conference

Conference6th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES2011)
Country/TerritoryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period01/10/201101/10/2011

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