Economic Analysis of Transformer Loss of Life Mitigation Using Energy Storage and PV Generation Academic Article uri icon


  • High penetration of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) can potentially put the utility assets such as transformer under overload stress causing decrease in their lifetime. The decrease in PV and battery energy storage system (BESS) prices has made them viable solutions to mitigate this situation. In this paper, the economic aspect of their optimal coordination is studied to assess transformer hottest spot temperature (HST) and loss of life. Monte Carlo simulation is employed to provide synthetic data of PEVs load in a residential complex and model their stochastic behavior. For load, temperature, energy price and PV generation, real data for City of College Station, Texas, USA in 2018 is acquired and a case study is developed for one year. The results illustrate using BESS and PV is economically effective and mitigates distribution transformer loss of life.

author list (cited authors)

  • Soleimani, M., & Kezunovic, M.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • October 2020