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Successfully submitted for the award of Masters (Msc) in Energy Management, May, 2010.


This project examines some of the advantages the introduction of Electric Vehicles (EV) could have to the Irish electricity system. In particular the ability of EVs to complement high levels of intermittent wind generation in Ireland in 2020 is investigated. Firstly, the implications the additional night time EV charging load has on the facilitation of increased wind generation at night is analysed. Next, the use of the EVs in a storage capacity to provide a back-up generation source to fluctuating wind generation through the use of Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technology is considered. Finally carbon emission and system cost savings achieved through the use of EVs are quantified.