Analyzing the Impact of EV and BESS Deployment on PV Hosting Capacity of Distribution Networks

Robin Filip, Verner Püvi*, Martin Paar, Matti Lehtonen

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The current article analyzes the impact of charging electric vehicles and battery energy storage systems on the photovoltaic hosting capacity of low-voltage distribution networks. A Monte Carlo-based simulation is used to analyze predominantly rural, intermediate and predominantly urban residential regions facing different penetrations of electric vehicles utilizing uncontrolled and controlled charging, and evaluate their impact on photovoltaic hosting capacity. Subsequently, electric vehicles are replaced or supplemented by residential battery energy storage systems, and their combined impact on the hosting capacity is studied. The results revealed that electric vehicles solely do not improve the hosting capacity unless they are connected to the network during sunshine hours. However, controlled storage provides a remarkable increase to the hosting capacity and exceptional contribution in combination with electric vehicles and customers with high loads. Finally, a feasibility analysis showed that controlled charging of the storage has a lower marginal cost of increasing hosting capacity as compared to network reinforcement.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7921
Number of pages22
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • battery energy storage systems
  • electric vehicles
  • hosting capacity
  • low-voltage networks
  • Monte Carlo simulations
  • photovoltaic


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