Electric Vehicle Implementation Guidelines

Published in: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities and Communities: Proceedings of the 17th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Date of Conference: July 24-26, 2019
Location of Conference: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Authors: Chris Meetoo (University of the West Indies, TT)
Sanjay Bahadoorsingh (University of the West Indies, TT)
Chandrabhan Sharma (University of the West Indies, TT)
(University of the West Indies)
Full Paper: #26


SIDS are unique in their drive to reducing GHGs. Since these countries need to be self-sufficient in energy, there is a dilemma on the best way to reduce GHG while maintaining energy security. One way would be to drive the implementation of EVs for the transportation sector. However this can wreak havoc on the SIDS’ electrical network if not done properly. This paper reviews the possible effects of introducing EV charging on the grid. The authors have given Policy recommendations as to how EV penetration can be managed whilst maintaining the reliability and quality of the electricity grid. The authors also suggest a unique controller that can be used by the utility to limit charging time and window