Electric vehicles as storage medium in small electricity grids

The Isle of Eigg has a unique electricity grid, based on ~90 % of its electricity generated by renewable energy generation technologies. They also have a battery bank, a flywheel and a supercapacitor for storage and power quality control.
The island is relatively small (approx. 3 x 5 miles), and around 100 permanent inhabitants.
The project investigates how electric vehicles (EVs) could be used as additional storage mediums, how many EVs are necessary to make a noticeable impact and what the financial implications would be.

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This project can be offered twice

Supervisor name: 
Gudrun Kocher
Supervisor and Deputy email addresses: 
g.kocher@hw.ac.uk
w.g.fruh@hw.ac.uk

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Deputy name: 
Wolf Fruh