Conceptual Study on Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicle Integration in Smart Grids


  • Ezeagwu C. O
  • Obioma Peace C.
  • Ezelu Onyeka E.
  • Obanor Patrick



Smart Grid, Renewable energy Integration, Micro-grid, Electric Vehicles, PV.


Smart grid technology plays an important role in the efficient use of distributed energy resources. With the increasing global CO2 emission rate and reduction in cost of renewable energy power systems, opportunities for renewable energy systems to address electricity generation seems to be increasing. To achieve commercialization and adoption for the local independent user, an understanding of the technologies involved as well as their implication is necessary. This paper presents a study on the smart grid challenges, technologies involved, and the integration of renewable sources. This explores the challenges and technologies used in integrating smart grid with renewable energy sources so as to achieve the demand side management. The introductory section provides a brief overview of the smart grid system. Subsequent sections cover the applications of smart grid as well as benefits, Issues and renewable energy integration in smart grid systems. This study would be useful to smart grid developers and practitioners of renewable energy systems and policy makers.


How to Cite

Ezeagwu C. O, Obioma Peace C., Ezelu Onyeka E., & Obanor Patrick. (2018). Conceptual Study on Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicle Integration in Smart Grids. International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research and Engineering (IJASRE), ISSN:2454-8006, DOI: 10.31695/IJASRE, 4(4), 36–44.